Re "Water exports kill the Delta" (Letters, Aug. 21): It is common knowledge that there is a water shortage in Southern California. Imported water from the Colorado River and the aqueduct apparently don't suffice for the needs of the population.
With increased fresh water sent south, Northern California will be negatively impacted by salinity in rivers, as well as damaged crops, drinking water and wetlands. Neither the governor or the media has informed NorCal residents about the dire consequences of this work in progress to send our fresh water south.
Southern California needs to install a few desalinization plants along the Pacific coast. Then they can acquire water from the ocean, and purify it with the use of solar energy in the Mojave Desert and Death Valley. Then there will be an endless supply of water for SoCal.
Leave Northern California water alone! We do not want this to become a desert quenching LA's desire for water.
-- Terence Burke, Elk Grove