[env-trinity] SF Chronicle August 3 09

Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Tue Aug 4 10:28:34 PDT 2009

Calif. water officials study building delta tunnel

S.F. Chronicle-8/3/09

Monday, August 3, 2009


State engineers are studying a proposal to send water supplies to Southern
California through a tunnel under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, rather
than through a peripheral canal.


The Department of Water Resources is considering the tunnel option as part
of a broader, long-term effort to lower pressure on the beleaguered estuary.


Proponents say routing water underground could help protect endangered fish
species while securing supplies for San Joaquin Valley farmers and southern


But opponents fear diverting water would turn the delta into a swamp.


By year's end, officials with the Bay Delta Conservation Plan are expected
to release a draft conservation plan that could include options both above
and below ground.



Byron Leydecker, JcT

Chair, Friends of Trinity River

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 land

415 519 4810 cell

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