Re "Why south state backs Delta plan" (Page A1, Sept. 22): I appreciate the depth and breadth of Bee reporter Matt Weiser's article on the proposed Delta tunnels.
I do wish, however, that Weiser had taken a more critical, questioning view of the propaganda that the Department of Water Resources and and its Bay Delta Conservation Plan cronies have cooked up to justify this massive boondoggle. The earthquake "threat" to Delta environs is nowhere near the level of menace that the proponents have made it out to be; they conveniently overlook a much higher risk to the California aqueduct and San Luis Reservoir further south.
The Hayward fault, source of 1989's strong Loma Prieta earthquake, is less than 50 miles from the Delta, yet there were no levee failures associated with that event. Repairing inadequate, aging levees is far less costly and environmentally damaging than the extreme Trojan horse that southern water districts want to put outside our door.
-- Janet E. Levers, Woodland