Friday, May 31, 2013

News articles and links from May 31, 2013

Bay Delta Conservation Plan

From: Dave Gebhard, Lake County News

Coalition response...The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) is being developed to provide a reliable supply of water to 25 million Californians and thousands of farmers. This is water they already have a right to receive. BDCP will also restore the Delta ecosystem as more than a 100,000 acres of habitat will be created that protects fish.

Those who benefit from the increased water reliability and the ecosystem improvements will pay their share of their costs associated with BDCP. San Joaquin Valley farms, which are mostly family operations, will continue to provide a healthy and affordable food supply that Californians enjoy.

The flow of water through the tunnels will be governed according to available supply. When the flows are high, more water will move through the tunnels. Lower flows mean less water will be exported. See more at 

From: Bill Ryan, Napa Valley Register

Coalition response...Describing the nearly 4,000 family farmers in the San Joaquin Valley as "Wall Street farmers" is far from reality. Second and third-generations operate most of these farms, including sons and daughters who saw their parents and grandparents work to develop the land into the most productive farmland in the world.

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan, as mandated by the California Legislature, is a proposal to create a reliable water supply and restore the Delta ecosystem. The water will flow to 25 million Californians and 3 million acres of farmland. Those individuals and cities have a right to the water and BDCP provides a solution for them to receive it while increasing habitat that will provide protection for Delta fish.

Bay Delta Conservation Plan

From: Mike Luery, KCRA 3 TV

From: Maven, Maven's Notebook

From: KCBS

From: Bruce Ross, Redding Record Searchlight

From: Lake County News

From: Fresno Bee

Water Supply

From: Michael Lingberg, Porterville Recorder


From: Alex Breitler, eSanJoaquin


From: Carol Campodonica, Modesto Bee

From: Mark Grossi, Fresno Beehive


From: Matt Weiser, Sacramento Bee

From: Bettina Boxall, LA Times

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