Re "Brown preaches prudence, with some exceptions" (Editorials, Jan. 25): While I applaud the governor for placing a priority on addressing California's water challenges, "prudence" must also apply to the water tunnels he proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Any proposed plan designed to protect the Delta ecosystem and secure California's water supply must not come at the expense of those who live and work in the Sacramento region.
Considering the size of the mammoth tunnels proposed, the project's success will depend on development of new flow and water quality standards for the Delta, both of which could affect the Sacramento region's ability to fully use and exercise established water rights.
I ask the governor to include in his plan enforceable water right and supply assurances for upstream areas to protect our economy, natural resources and way of life. Any plan without protections puts the Sacramento region at risk.
-- John Woodling, Citrus Heights
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