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Told You So!

"proposing a smaller version of the tunnels which would get water to L.A., but leave farmers out of the deal."

Oct 20, 2017

As we watch California burn this year and see it all being blamed on global warming, we can't help but think of the warnings there have been about the management of our forests.  We could provide a lot of examples of articles about this, but here's one from April, 2011 in our newsletter 'Properly Managed Forests" where the California Farm Bureau Federation points out that "with properly managed forests and active forest thinning, not only will the state significantly reduce wildfires by 22 percent to 60 percent and have healthy watersheds that minimize sediment production, but it could also get back 1 million to 3 million acre-feet or more of additional water annually."  It's no secret that the management of our forests is a lot more to blame than climate change. 

Then there's the Twin Tunnels, now the California WaterFix that is supposed to deliver water to SoCal and the farmers of Central California.  We pointed out in our March, 2012 newsletter (Devin's Deal or Tunnel Deal) that the 20-million people of Southern California "would get their water one way or another", meaning a system would be built to take care of that many voters, but not necessarily farmers in the Central Valley. 
 

Then in March, 2013 our newsletter(Tunnels:  Will They Ever Be Built?) confirmed what we were thinking when the Natural Resources Defense Council, always the lead group when it comes to stabbing Central Valley farmers in the back, is proposing a smaller version of the tunnels which would get water to L.A., but leave farmers out of the deal."

So, we were not surprised to see this headline:

 

Brown administration says it’s willing to consider one-tunnel approach to Delta project

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