Delta water plan will still kill fish

Published: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 - 7:10 am

Re “One shot to save Delta’s ecology” (Forum, Dec. 1): The Delta ecosystem is imperiled. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s proposal to take more freshwater from the Delta will not help. The BDCP’s environmental report says the very fish the plan purports to protect are jeopardized by the constriction and operation of the project. The BDCP is clearly a water grab, and California cannot afford it financially or environmentally. Unscreened south Delta pumps are fish killers, and BDCP won't do anything to fix them. Those pumps would still be used half the time. Before we consider new BDCP pumping from the Delta, we need to know how much water can be safely taken out while still improving the fishery and protecting our existing, sustainable Delta farms. -- Mark Wilson - Wilson Farms & Vineyards, Clarksburg

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