State water officials "have been somewhat lackadaisical about moving these projects along for reasons best known to themselves."
Apr 14, 2018
Dan Walters writes in the column below, "not only have the past years demonstrated anew that normal is alternating periods of wet and dry, they also underscore just how dependent California is on its massive array of reservoirs, canals and waterworks."
And although it is the political left that resists more storage, he points out that it is their own climate change theory that demands more storage, "and that means we need to replace the snowpack with more manmade storage, allowing us to capture more winter rains that would otherwise flow to the ocean."
Walters concludes that state water officials "have been somewhat lackadaisical about moving these projects along for reasons best known to themselves."
Another article in the Orange County Register, "Voter intent on Proposition 1 was clear as water, but the state’s bogged down in mud", says "when voters approve $2.7 billion for water storage, the public benefit they’re seeking is water storage." Exactly.
There were a lot of other things in the bond that the anti-dam advocates wanted and got. The only reason they allowed the storage portion of the bond on the ballot was to get the other projects passed.
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