Re "Salty risks for Delta's flow" (Page A1, June 9): Delta diversion deja vu is distressing to say the least. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan differs only slightly from similar studies written in the 1960s. Some names have changed, intakes added, and now tunnels are the vehicle of choice, but the main issues remain unaddressed.
Water flow, salinity, habitat restoration still are unresolved. Southern California continues to choose to exist as a verdant paradise all the while telling Northern Californians, "Don't worry. These problems will be resolved after tunnel construction begins."
Fifty years ago, our former Congressman Jerome Waldie remarked that the peripheral canal was not a water problem but a population problem. As long as our southern neighbors choose to overbuild, they would always look to us, their northern neighbors, to provide for their needs.
-- Rosalie Benson, Vacaville