Re "Built too near the levee?" (Page A1, Sept. 23): There's nothing wrong with our levees. Not one thing. The trees on the levees are not a problem. Swimming pools near the levees are not a problem.
The only problem we have is that Los Angeles and powerful south state farming interests want our water and they're struggling to find any excuse to justify their $50 billion water project. A few years ago SAFCA spent millions repairing our levees and the Army Corps of Engineers agreed that SAFCA had done a fine job. Now, after expressing support for the theft of more Northern California water, the Corps says we have problems. That's because it sides with the water thieves, and alleges problems with the levees help to justify a massive theft of our water. We need to resist this larceny with every resource possible if we're to preserve our water rights for future generations.
-- Peter Finn, Sacramento
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