Friday, March 2, 2012

News articles and links from March 2, 2012


Some worry officials will leap, not fully look at Delta


From Stockton Record - Friday, March 2, 2012

Coalition response...Alex Breitler does an good job explaining why calls for a cost/benefit analysis on new Delta conveyance are both premature and extraordinarily difficult. You can't put a cost on a project until you know what it will look like. No one yet knows what a new canal or tunnel project will include and we can't possibly know the cost until we do. In addition, there are elements of the overall project, such as ecosystem benefits that people are reluctant to quantify monetarily.

It's a lot like making a decision to buy a new pick-up. You have to tell the dealer how you want it equipped before you can be quoted a price. That's the same dilemma confronting the state's water leaders. They're still considering options.

If you want to read more about the economic benefits that new conveyance and a reliable water supply will bring, please visit

BDCP and the path of least resistance


By John Bass

From Delta National Park - Friday, March 2, 2012

Coalition response...The author has jumped to the conclusion that a tunnel option as part of the BDCP is the worst thing that could happen to the Delta ecosystem. I have yet to see a final report from BDCP that says it's work is done and that a tunnel is included. Too many critics of the BDCP and other efforts to resolve the issues surrounding the Delta are quick to jump ahead of the planning process to make their statements. Wouldn't it be better to work together toward that final report in a manner that benefits all, both the environment and water users?


When it rains, it will really pour


By Felicity Barringer

From NY Times - Friday, March 2, 2012

Sierra snow exceeds forecast, but too little too late


From KTVU-TV - Thursday, March 1, 2012

Irrigation districts face dry conditions


From Patterson Irrigator - Thursday, March 1, 2012

Keswick flows cut


From Red Bluff Daily News - Thursday, March 1, 2012

Klamath agreement parties stall restoration


By Hayley Hutt

From Eureka Times-Standard - Thursday, March 1, 2012


Delta plan would build tunnels to pump water


From Fresno Bee - Friday, March 2, 2012

From Modesto Bee - Thursday, March 1, 2012

From CBS/13 TV - Thursday, March 1, 2012

From CBS/47 TV - Thursday, March 1, 2012


Fisheries officials face hostile crowd: Salmon recovery plan seen as flawed


From Redding Record Searchlight - Friday, March 2, 2012

Help for fish ordered on Yuba River


From Sacramento Bee - Friday, March 2, 2012

A bold plan to reshape the Central Valley flood plain


From NY Times - Thursday, March 1, 2012



McClintock doesn't consider local farmers in water bill


From Sacramento Bee - Friday, March 2, 2012

The money behind the Nunes water bill


From Central Valley Business Times - Friday, March 2, 2012

Obama administration threatens to veto controversial water bill


From Bay Citizen - Thursday, March 1, 2012

Water meddling


From Riverside Press-Enterprise - Thursday, March 1, 2012

California's senators slam water bill passed by the House


From KPCC - Thursday, March 1, 2012

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