[env-trinity] Sacramento Bee 11/29/10
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Wed Dec 1 11:43:30 PST 2010
National Academy of Sciences continues examination of Delta
By Matt Weiser
The National Academy of Sciences holds its third committee meeting on issues
affecting the Delta in San Francisco on Dec. 8.
Considered the nation's most esteemed independent science panel, the
National Academy was asked by the Department of Interior and members of
Congress to review the technical issues surrounding water supply and
restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The committee's 17 members
include water, wildlife and legal experts from across the nation.
The committee earlier this year released a preliminary report that called
most of endangered species protections in the Delta "scientifically
justified." Its next charge is to complete a final report by November 2011
analyzing a range of environmental problems affecting the estuary.
A second committee will convene at the same time to review the Bay Delta
Conservation Plan. This committee, composed of many of the same experts, is
charged with analyzing the science behind the conservation plan, a joint
project of state and federal agencies to develop water diversion plumbing
and habitat projects in the Delta.
At this joint meeting, the committees will hear from scientists and managers
who helped write the conservation plan, and from experts about climate
change, computer modeling, and problems affecting the ecosystem. The public
will have a chance to address the committees during a comment session.
Byron Leydecker, JcT
Chair, Friends of Trinity River
PO Box 2327
Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327
415 383 4810 land
415 519 4810 mobile
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