How does Delta plan fit with drought?

Published: Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 - 7:10 am

Re "Low storage brings water ration orders" (Page A1, Dec. 29): My understanding is that Folsom Dam will cut its releases next week. The American River will become lower and with the other dams, such as Shasta and Oroville, low, that means the Sacramento River will drop as well. If the Delta tunnels project were in now, what would the impact be? Doesn't this need to be addressed? Would state water officials shut off the tunnels if the water diversion would impact the rest of the river downstream and, if so, what would that do to those who would depend on those tunnels for their water? Maybe the Delta tunnels aren't such a good idea after all.

-- Bob Kelley, Sacramento

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