Drought plan means full lake, empty river
In the mountains and foothills of California, an enduring drought has depleted the state’s major reserves of water. … But in the central Sierra Nevada, a trio of artificial lakes remain flush with cold mountain water. The largest of them, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, from which millions of Bay Area residents receive water, is more than 80 percent full. … But some environmental advocates are hardly cheering San Francisco’s water conservation success. Instead, they’re accusing the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission of hoarding its water through an excessively conservative management plan they say harms the environment and benefits almost no one – not even the city dwellers who use the water.
- Livermore Independent: Tuolumne River Trust Questions Worst-Case Drought Scenario Plan