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Water Fix: No

Sep 10, 2017

Delta tunnel Water Fix vote now? Santa Clara should say no way, says the Mercury News: They write, “Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to force California water agencies, including the Santa Clara Valley Water District, to vote in the next month on whether they will pay for building his $17 billion “WaterFix” Delta tunnels project. It is an arbitrary, outrageous and irresponsible deadline. There is no formal agreement on how the project will be financed, how it will be governed or how the water will be allocated: none of the information a responsible water board needs to know for an informed decision. ... ” Read more from the Mercury News here: Delta tunnel Water Fix vote now? Santa Clara should say no way

California Water Fix is bad for Santa Clara County, won't fix anything, says Helen Hutchison: She writes, “The League of Women Voters of California opposes the WaterFix—twin tunnels the Department of Water Resources proposes to bore under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to move water for urban and agricultural uses in other regions. Better options exist to address California’s water needs. The Santa Clara Valley has the innovative capacity to develop those options. The Pacific Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council have shown that although Californians annually use at least 6 million acre feet more water than the state’s rivers and aquifers can sustainably provide, water-saving practices could save up to 14 million acre feet each year. ... ” Read more from the San Jose Mercury News here: California Water Fix is bad for Santa Clara County, won’t fix anything

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