THIS JUST IN … Department of Interior/Bureau of Reclamation issues statement on California Water Fix

Below is a statement from the Department of the Interior released Oct. 25 regarding the California WaterFix.

“While the Department of the Interior shares the goals of the state of California to deliver water with more certainty, eliminating risks to the California water supply and improving the environment, at this time, the Department under the current state proposal does not expect to participate in the construction or funding of the CA Water Fix. The Department and Reclamation will continue to work with the state and stakeholders as the project is further developed.”

 

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4 comments

  • Mark Borba

    MR. PRESIDENT: With the stroke of a pen…and not one dollar spent…YOU CAN FIX IT.

    If the Federal Govt. would merely modify the existing insane and indefensible environmental limitations on the movement of water from North to South and thru the Delta…as the project was envisioned and operated until the CVPIA in 1990…there is plenty of water in the system to meet all the competing & NECESSARY needs.

    The dams and reservoirs are in place; the canals and pumping stations are operable and built; the system is nearly paid for. All that is lacking is the political courage to look the rabid environmentalists in the eye and say, “ENOUGH! WE ARE GOING TO OPERATE BASED ON SCIENCE! WE ARE NOT GOING TO LIMIT WATER DELIVERIES TO 38 MILLION CALIFORNIANS SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU ALL “THINK” BY DRAINING MORE FRESH WATER TO THE SEA THAT SOMEHOW THE FISH WILL BE RESTORED!”

    We’ve done that for 27 years (since CVPIA took the 1st 800,000 acre feet of water from agriculture)…and the species have continued to decline. All the while the non-native striped bass eat 90%+ of the salmon as they migrate from the rivers to the ocean each year, and the cities and industrial folks in San Francisco/Delta…dump their untreated sewage into the rivers!

    So, Mr. President…with the stroke of a pen…and not one more dollar spent…YOU CAN FIX IT!

    Let’s hope that’s the path we’re on.

    • Tom

      Here’s your argument. We want and deserve every drop of water without regard to any else in the state and we will destroy anyone who gets in our way. Water is for everyone so you don’t get an unlimited supply. Lay off the pseudo science unless you have an advanced degree in fisheries, chemistry, and biology.

  • Carol Etcheverry

    You are so spot on Mark! If only we could get a pen to correct the corruption that has continued to destroy the fishing and farming industry!

  • Chris Gilbert

    What what about my salmon?! The price at the store is completely out of reach. Enough almonds already; they’re coming out of my ears!

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