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Ken Vogel Massive tunnel project raises key questions for agriculture, Lodi and the Delta

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  • Bobcatbob Ingram posted at 10:45 am on Fri, Nov 16, 2012.

    99er Posts: 119

    You certainly name many folks that may or may not have a hand in this ' ecological' disaster which IF were happening in the Amazon Basin would have rich treehugger types to be screaming , .."we got to end the destruction" but here in California most of us, even If we love the Delta, have not a clue as to the ends and outs of 'selling' water.

    Yesterday I saw a report that listed a federal mandate concerning water flow that is being broken by local authorities.
    " Whaaaa.." You might say,:how can local authority trump the Feds.?
    Simple, get a judge to overturn it or set it aside or do what ever it is they call it nowadays..
    Heres the rub, I can be bribed, You can be bribed and they can be bribed, and to top it off bribery is legal. ...

  • roy bitz posted at 9:11 pm on Tue, Nov 13, 2012.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    *Can anyone provide details of the "workable plan for restoring the Delta?
    *What is the goal of this restoration plan----to restore the Delta to what it was a hundred years ago-- two hundred years ago-- to when it was all wetlands or to simply divert even more Northern california water South?
    *Why " must it be remembered that these projects do not fulfill the legislators directives"
    *What the heck are our legislators directives?

  • Mike Wade posted at 11:51 am on Tue, Nov 13, 2012.

    farmwater Posts: 5

    Supervisor Vogel has been involved in the process of finding answers to the problems confronting the Delta and raises several questions. Some of these questions have already been addressed and others are expected to be answered prior to the adoption of a plan that fulfills the goals of the 2009 legislation---a reliable water supply and a restored Delta ecosystem.

    One of the concerns raised by Supervisor Vogel and others is whether any new Delta plan will harm current water users in the Delta. This concern has been repeatedly answered in that the California Water Code prohibits any new project from negatively impacting existing water rights. If a right to Delta water current exists, it will continue to exist under a new Delta water plan.

    The process of developing short-term projects referred to by Supervisor Vogel is an example of varied interests working together. It must be remembered that these projects do not fulfill the Legislature's directive. However, the discussions that lead to these projects have been beneficial and expanding this type of cooperation will serve the water needs of all California and at the same time provide a workable plan for restoring the Delta ecosystem.

    Mike Wade
    California Farm Water Coalition


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