Re "Who pays for dams?" (Page A1, June 1): The same 50 percent of Californians who pay for everything else: $10 billion high-speed rail, $6 billion Delta by-pass tunnels, the highest incidence of workplace disability and workplace pension compensation.
I haven't seen any of the large reservoirs going to waste as far as usage (water sports, fishing, day and weekend camping, and fishery maintenance) whether we were in a drought or not.
You can't have a re-established Delta, waterflows that support the entire state and its historical agricultural economy, capacity to re-establish the historical grounds of salmon and trout, without breaking a few sacred dishes and spending money.
The alternative is a playback of the political chaos, environmental obstructionism and financial shenanigans that we have witnessed for the past three decades.
If you haven't guessed it yet, the 30-year water model California has been working toward has shown itself to be woefully lacking.
-- Walter G. Andrews, Folsom