Opinion: More dams not the answer to California’s water storage woes
It doesn’t matter whether California is mired in historic drought or soaked from record-setting storms. The same dinosaur mentality about how the state should capture, store and allocate water never fails to resurface. … Writing about these issues from a different perspective, one that doesn’t view “the environment” as a pejorative, often makes me feel like a salmon fighting against the current. So this time around I enlisted the help of a much bigger fish: Dr. Peter Gleick, a world-renowned expert on water and climate issues and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, a nonpartisan global water think tank. … Let’s reinforce that point: Valley farmers depend on fresh water funneled through the Delta for their irrigation. If the Delta gets polluted by salty ocean water, the impact on agriculture would be immense. Letting the rivers flow, to keep the Delta fresh, benefits growers as well.
-Written by Marek Warszawski, Fresno Bee columnist.
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