From Business Journal - Thursday, July 12, 2012
By Wayne Lusvardi
From Cal Watchdog - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The following response is posted to the above articles.
Coalition response...What happens if nothing is done to secure a reliable supply of water through the Delta and an improved ecosystem for the estuary? I suggest the results could be far reaching. Consider: The water that flows through the Delta reaches 25 million Californians to support their lifestyles and businesses. Farmers use water that flows through the Delta to grow a safe and affordable supply of food, which allows families to not rely on imported foods.
Doing nothing, which seems to be where this article is pointing, does more harm than good. California only has a half-year of water storage available and that supply quickly becomes stretched during years of drought. This year is a good example. Not much rain and snow has fallen to replenish our supplies. As a result, much of the carryover supply from last year has already been allocated and farmers are only receiving 40 and 65 percent of their water supply from State and federal sources.
Doing nothing means California's future water supply will continue to be unreliable. Not only can food production drop, on-farm jobs will dwindle. Too often water users have been forced into courtrooms to battle for their water. This scenario could repeat itself if a reliable water supply is not secured. Is this really where we want to go?
From Los Banos Enterprise - Friday, July 13, 2012
From CBS/47 - Thursday, July 12, 2012
By Josh Vander Veen
From Modesto Bee - Thursday, July 12, 2012
From Imperial Valley Press - Thursday, July 12, 2012
By Jim Boren
From Fresno Beehive - Thursday, July 12, 2012
From Central Valley Business Times - Thursday, July 12, 2012
From Chico Enterprise-Record - Friday, July 13, 2012