Southern California's Delta solution not so reliable

Published: Friday, Sep. 27, 2013 - 11:09 am
Last Modified: Friday, Sep. 27, 2013 - 1:06 pm

Re "Why south state backs Delta plan" (Page A1, Sept. 22): The entire state deserves reliable water supplies and the proposed Delta tunnels just might be the way to do that. But as it stands now, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan only solves problems down south, leaving us in northern California vulnerable.

The BDCP is a project created by southern California water exporters. The state has dedicated time and money to solving southern California's water reliability concerns through the BDCP, in turn leaving the threat of significant and regular drought looming over northern California.

While this plan may work in southern California's favor during wet years, draining northern California's reservoirs dry once every decade will cripple the entire state's supply during dry years. If our region's reservoirs go to dead pool as the BDCP projects, there will be no water to send south into the Delta and further down to central and southern California. The proposed plan puts everyone in jeopardy.

-- Ken Miller, Granite Bay

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