Peripheral Canal could have helped Delta more

Published: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 - 7:10 am

Re "One shot to save Delta's ecology" (Forum, Dec. 1): Too Bad Dennis McEwan did not apply his expertise to changing the Peripheral Canal, so that it could produce an abundant fishery by creating artificial breeding grounds along the canal. The canal was much more versatile in that it could provide water in several channels to augment Delta flows. The canal was proposed because it was recognized that the Delta was being harmed by the current diversions. It would have foreclosed any pumping out of the south Delta. But environmentalists fought and won an alternative that is far worse.

-- Dale Creasey, Fair Oaks

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