Wednesday, August 15, 2012

News articles and links from August 15, 2012


(The following article was previously printed in the Redding Record Searchlight.)
By Tom Elias
From Hanford Sentinel - Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

Coalition response...Naysayers of the proposed tunnels will be quick to criticize this column while overlooking the truth presented by the author. Conditions in the Delta aren't getting better, despite 30 years of environmentally-based flow restrictions. Doing nothing, as some insist is the path our state should take, will only continue the problems that plague threatened and endangered species as well as our water system. The proposed tunnels would separate water that would flow to farms and 25 million Californians from water dedicated for fish and the Delta's ecosystem. The tunnels are designed for a delivery capacity of only 9,000 cfs. The canal voted on by the voters in 1982 had a capacity of 22,000 cfs. A 1966 report stated ,"the canal must be operational by 1974" to "prevent great damage to the commercial and sport fisheries that are dependent on the delta." Thirty-eight years have gone by since the canal was proposed to be finished. The Delta is a mess. Water supplies are unreliable. Food-producing land is fallowed every year because of water shortages and consumers pay the price at the checkout stand. Governor Brown is demonstrating the kind of leadership now that will move California forward and away from the do-nothing, gridlock mentality that hurts the rest of the state.


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From Fresno Bee - Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012

Press release
From DWR - Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

By Fritz Durst
From NCWA - Friday, Aug. 10, 2012


From Ag Alert - Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012


From Vacaville Reporter - Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012

By Frank Gayaldo
From Lodi News-Sentinel - Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012

From Sacramento Bee - Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

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