By Mark Cowin
From San Jose Mercury News - Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
Coalition response...Director Cowin correctly points out that seismic specialists are forecasting a earthquake in the near future that could cause significant damage to Delta levees. Strengthening the levees will also not prevent saltwater intrusion that is predicted to reach Stockton in the years ahead. Climate Central, a non-profit organization, estimated in March that climate change will elevate sea levels and cause saltwater to sweep into the Delta. In June, the National Research Council projected that the increase in ocean levels along California's coast could rise by 5 ½ feet by the end of the century.
Victims of Hurricane Sandy had only days to prepare for the storm that befell them. California can ill afford to delay its preparations for a disaster that could tragically interrupt a flow of water that is needed by so many Californians. Moving forward with the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is the only choice currently before us that improves the chances of weathering a natural disaster that would cripple our water supply.
From Aquafornia - Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
From ACWA - Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012