Blog: Near-Term Tour Shows Projects – and Progress – in the Delta
From the Planning and Conservation League’s Green Roots blog in a post by Rebecca Crebbin-Coates:
“If you follow water policy, conflict and the Delta are nearly synonymous. Decades of tug-of-war between maintaining adequate in-Delta flows and exporting water south of the Delta have left stakeholders jaded and seemingly unable to find a mutual long-term solution.
“Last fall, these same stakeholders – environmentalists, water exporters, delta residents, and others – cautiously came together to see what they could agree on. This effort excluded big picture items (leaving BDCP at the door was a ground rule), and focused instead on finding near-term projects that could gain broad support as being worthwhile to move through regulatory processes. The Coalition to Support Delta Projects, a group of over 80 diverse stakeholders, originally expected to agree on perhaps 3 or 4 projects. Remarkably, they reached consensus on 43 – and have since added 7 more to the list.
“On September 25, the Coalition teamed up with the Water Education Foundation to visit some of these projects in person on a one-day tour of the Delta.”