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Take a cue from the Southland

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From page A10 | February 07, 2014 |

Is the motivation behind Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin tunnel idea to facilitate fracking? There appears to be truth behind this.

Southern California has a year’s worth of water saved in storage for its entire population so it can weather this dry time. As reported in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 17, “California declares drought emergency,” Los Angeles has been thinking ahead for times like this.

Southern California has done its own planning and has done some intelligent things in order to have water available for its own population due to problems associated with global warming and unheard-of weather phenomena such as our high-pressure ridge that won’t budge. We don’t need to send any further water south, as the south has out-thought Gov. Brown, and figured out its own ways to survive during a drought.

We need our Northern California delta water to remain here, plus the San Joaquin Valley needs to get some pointers from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Water District as to how to save water (when it rains) for dry times. Reservoirs seem the right answer, as many farmers and farm workers from the San Joaquin Valley have been emphasizing and protesting for.

So: 1) No water from the delta sent south, 2) No twin tunnels, 3) No fracking in our dry/desert state.

If you read nothing else, please read this excerpt below from the L.A. Times article:

“Some parts of the state are in a better position to deal with the drought than others. Thanks to long-term conservation efforts and the development of large regional storage facilities in Southern California, water managers do not expect to impose rationing in the southland this year.

” ‘Lowering water demand in Southern California is a big reason why this region has sufficient supplies short term,’ said Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. ‘But this drought is a wake-up call to re-examine all of our water uses and redouble the commitment to conserve every possible drop.’ State water resources director Mark Cowin said other regions could take a cue from Southern California.”

Virginia Wallace
Davis

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