Tap Lake Tahoe during drought

Published: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 - 1:10 pm

California’s quest to supply water to places that did not have an adequate supply has resulted in monumental water diversions via dams. The impact has been successful to the users by the alterations of Owens Valley, Hetch Hetchy, Lake Shasta, Trinity Lake, Feather River and numerous others. Unfortunately, the dams affected Native Americans, later local residents and species of fish, particularly in Northern California. Perhaps, it is time to do the unthinkable and tap Lake Tahoe for an additional water supply. It would seem only fair that California is entitled to the same quantity of water that flows out of Lake Tahoe to the Truckee River.

-- Bob Paoluccio, Plymouth

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