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Monday, September 23, 2013

The Sacramento Delta Tunnels - "Lies, damned lies, and statistics"

Signs removed by Jerry Brown
State transportation officials have emboldened a protest movement in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta by removing yard signs objecting to Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build two giant water diversion tunnels.  The signs, proclaiming "Save the Delta! Stop the Tunnels!", have proliferated in yards fronting state highways in the region in recent weeks. It is an effort by residents and activists to make their voices heard on the controversial issue.
  "They have removed all the signs in Walnut Grove … plus everything north of there to Clarksburg," said Debbie Elliot, a Delta resident along Highway 160 whose own sign is still standing. "This is unfortunate but revealing in terms of how they want to silence us."

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/07/11/5559193/caltrans-yanks-anti-tunnel-signs.html#storylink=cpy
(Sacramento Bee)

"Corruptus in Extremis"
The liars in Sacramento are moving heaven and earth to rape the Sacramento Delta in
order to repay the huge campaign contributions to the politicians from business and
labor looking to profit from the building contracts.

By Gray;

As a Conservative John Muir conservationist, I am disgusted at both parties in their drive to rape the beautiful Sacramento River Delta.

The bipartisan political liars and whores are doing their best to confuse everyone with their "Lies, damned lies, and statistics".

California’s biggest water users claim they are preparing to invest $25 billion in a water project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta that may not deliver one drop of “new” water supply.  Anyone who believes that statement is a fucking idiot.

The Southern California water agencies backing the project say the answer is clear-cut. They say the tunnels are essential to their economic future. 

“We’ve kind of come to the conclusion that we’re near the limits of what we can do to cope,” said Jason Peltier, chief deputy general manager at Westlands Water District, the massive farm irrigation agency in the San Joaquin Valley reports the Sacramento Bee.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/09/22/5756636/southern-california-water-users.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/09/22/5756636/southern-california-water-users.html#storylink=cpy

The big money water interests want to confuse everyone, but some numbers published by the Sacramento Bee show the truth of the matter.  They want to drain the Delta.

  • Westlands had its 2013 allocation of Delta water cut to just 20% of what its contract allows. If the coming winter also proves dry, Westlands estimates its 2014 allocation could be worse: zero to 10%.
  • Other major water diverters south of the Delta got a 35% allocation this year, including those in Silicon Valley, Kern County, San Diego and Los Angeles.
  • The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which serves 18million people in the sprawling Los Angeles-San Diego region, got only 35% of its Delta water allocation this year.  Roger Patterson, assistant general manager at Metropolitan, said a reliable supply would mean 65% to 75% of the agency’s full contract water deliveries is available every year.

    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/09/22/5756636/southern-california-water-users.html#storylink=cpy

    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/09/22/5756636/southern-california-water-users.html#storylink=cpy
BOTTOM LINE  -  The water districts want to take more water than they are currently taking.  And the Delta is in massive danger today from sea water intrusion caused by shipping fresh water south.

BDCP has no answers for residents regarding the Delta tunnels
This video shows how BDCP is an entity that is funded by So Cal water agencies and is designed to confuse people regarding the Delta tunnels.

Their goal is to get this approved by making it sound as if the project is for the environment when in fact it will be used to ensure the water agencies make more money by sucking the Sacramento river dry at the mouth of the Sacramento Delta. This $25B-$50B dollar project they say will be done without resident or voter approval using tax payer money.

Just say no to the tunnels.
Sacramento County has joined other Delta region cities and counties, family farmers, fishermen, Indian Tribes, environmentalists and Southern California ratepayers in the battle to stop the Governor’s plan to build peripheral tunnels to divert more water to corporate agribusiness and southern California.
On July 24, 2012, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution opposing the currently proposed draft.

The liars are coming for the Delta water

The tunnel plan is a boondoggle that will hasten the Delta's demise, while raising water bills for millions of Californians because much of the plan will be paid for through higher water rates.

The ultimate way to restore the Delta is to pump less water from it and provide new water sources around the state through more underground storage, expanded use of recycled water and better conservation -- particularly from agriculture, which uses 80 percent of the water that people consume in California reports the San Jose Mercury News.

"I think that Gov. Brown, between the high-speed rail and this big water project, sees these things as his legacies," said Zeke Grader, executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations in San Francisco. "They are big monuments. If he wants to have a good legacy, he should be less concerned with monuments and more concerned with long-term workable solutions."

Eight Northern California members of Congress issued a statement opposing the project.
"Draining more water from the region is not a sustainable policy and will jeopardize local fisheries, endangered species, and the livelihoods of thousands of farmers, fishermen and business owners who all depend on a healthy ecosystem," said Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez.

Under Brown's plan, two side-by-side underground tunnels, each 33 feet in diameter, would carry fresh water 35 miles from the state's largest river, the Sacramento, under the Delta to giant federal and state pumps near Tracy.
There it would flow into canals run by the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project, which deliver Delta water to 25 million Californians, from the Bay Area to San Diego, and to irrigate 3 million acres of farmland.

Construction would start in 2017, and the project would be completed by 2026.

Liar, liar, pants on fire.
Without a public vote, the Southern California water interests claim they want to build these massive water tunnels under the Sacramento Delta and not take any additional water
Come on now.  You want to build new tunnels in order NOT to take more water. 
Do you think we are all fucking stupid?

The Bessie Brady steamship on Owens Lake.
Before Los Angeles sucked it into a dry dust bowl, Owens Lake served the communities of the eastern Sierras.  Now the L.A. water interests say they need the Sacramento Delta water.  They say "Don't worry about a thing."
In Owens Valley on the east side of the Sierra Nevada Range, desert steamers once served the silver mining boom of the 1870’s. This curious maritime history began in 1872 when the first steamboat was christened on the saline waters of Owens Lake. The pioneer steamer, the Bessie Brady, proudly proclaimed to be "The Pioneer inland steamer of the Pacific Coast.” Though this was untrue, as steamers had already been used in Lake Tahoe in 1864, in Meadow Lake in 1866, and Donner Lake a few years later, the sight of a steamboat in the midst of Death Valley must have been a strange site.   

Owens "Lake" Today.
Los Angeles drained the Eastern Sierra Nevada lake dry and created a dust bowl environmental disaster as part the city's endless quest to suck down every drop of water.  Now the political hacks are leering at the beautiful Sacramento River Delta.

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