Delta News

August 29, 2012

Website set up to focus on Delta water project

Sacramento County has unveiled a new website to highlight issues affecting the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its residents.

The website emerges from growing recognition that Sacramento County is in the cross hairs of a major new water infrastructure project.

Called the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the proposal by the state would divert a portion of the Sacramento River's flow into two giant tunnels. That water would be delivered to water utilities across the state that currently divert water from the south Delta, considered a more problematic location.

Three massive pumping stations to serve the tunnels – and requisite infrastructure such as roads, power stations and a massive forebay – would all be in Sacramento County's portion of the Delta.

County officials are on record opposing the project, a stance prominently described on the new website: www.sacramentoriverdelta .net. The website also serves as a portal for information about flood insurance requirements, levee projects, relevant legislation and a calendar for Delta-centric events.

Delta residents and businesses are encouraged to submit additional information for the website via email to marettsd@saccounty.net.

– Matt Weiser

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