Opinion: San Francisco doesn’t have a sustainable drought plan
Two weeks ago, the “greenest city in America” sued California’s State Water Board to prevent measures that would restore the beleaguered San Francisco Bay-Delta. After more than a decade of studies based on the best available science, the state wants to require San Francisco to release more water from its dams into the Tuolumne River — the source of our Hetch Hetchy drinking water — to benefit fish, wildlife and downstream water quality. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, meanwhile, wants a “voluntary agreement” for the Tuolumne River.
-Written by Peter Drekmeier, policy director of the Tuolumne River Trust.
- San Francisco Chronicle: Opinion: Why I sued the California water board, written by Dennis Herrera