Wednesday, June 27, 2012

News articles and links from June 27, 2012

Water supply

By Deanna Lynn Wulff
From Bilingual Weekly - Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Coalition response...The above commentary is a reflection of the personal nonobjective viewpoints of the writer, which has been demonstrated in article after article. The claim that HR 2578 could impact all Wild and Scenic Rivers is a complete falsehood. It is highly doubtful that such a proposal would have been approved in Congress, which is why the legislation was narrowly written to only affect New Exchequer Dam on the Merced River. This proposal also reverses an unintended encroachment of the Wild and Scenic Rivers designation on the Merced River into already-defined Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) MID boundary upstream of Lake McClure.
Factless statements such as "Many water districts lose about 40 percent of their water just sending it down leaking canals or decaying irrigation ditches" is an affront to the efficiency levels already achieved by districts and their committed staff. Such an accusation of 40 percent losses without attribution would never pass a high school journalism class.
To further infer that Merced Irrigation District experiences 100,000 acre-feet in water losses is fantasy. MID delivers surface water to its customers and in doing so helps replenish the eastern Merced County aquifer with passive recharge through unlined canals. Farmers and the cities of Livingston, Atwater and Merced use water from the aquifer to grow food and to meet the domestic water needs of people in each of their jurisdictions. 
This article serves no purpose other than to spread falsehoods and innuendos in an attempt to stall a sensible project that has bipartisan support in Congress and throughout the region.  


By Eric L. Garner
From PublicCEO - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

From LA Times - Tuesday, June 26, 2012

From Merced Sun-Star - Tuesday, June 26, 2012

From Fresno Bee - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

From Merced Sun-Star - Tuesday, June 26, 2012
From Modesto Bee - Tuesday, June 26, 2012

By Brian Clark Howard
From National Geographic - Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Radio broadcast
From NPR - Tuesday, June 26, 2012


From KHTS-AM - Wednesday, June 27, 2012


From Chico Enterprise-Record - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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