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Water to the Ocean

Jan 02, 2019

Malin Petz Seems like everyone with an opinion has no idea what the real problem is. The ocean needs cold freshwater during the winter to feed OXYGEN to the deep. Neither the right or left are making valid arguments. The timing of when the water is released is the most important. Warm fresh water does not sink

Chris Stetsko Malin Petz, that is the DUMBEST thing I have ever read! For one thing you are posting on an "AG" website, so people hear have studied Biology. Obviously you are completely CLUELESS about the fact plants breathe IN 'carbon dioxide' and breathe OUT 'oxygen'! And are you aware of the 'FACT" (yes FACT) that there are microscopic plant organisms in water (did you ever use a 'microscope' in 8th grade science?). These microscopic plants are so plentiful in the oceans that EVERY tree on land can be cutdown and we would STILL have our oxygen supply (albeit we would have runaway soil erosion). And lastly oceans are TEAMING with life, and the bottom of the oceans have plants we have yet to fully identify. Instead of focusing on 'junk sciene' like global warming or practice putting condoms on zucchinis'...how about studying REAL science! https://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=2860

John Ramos What's wrong with building desalination plants?

Kathy Bettinsoli Avinelis John think about this for a second. We build desalination plants to pump out the salt water and make it fresh drinkable water. Wouldn't it make more sense to capture the fresh water before it gets to the salty ocean? I know we need a certain amount to continually flow through the delta, but we send far more than is needed. Building dams is cheaper than desal plants; capture the water before it gets to the ocean. .

Kristi Diener The ocean gets plenty of cold fresh water from the delta in the Winter. Here are today’s temperatures. 😊https://www.westernbass.com/delta/water