Meral avoids Delta plan issues

01/10/2014 1:10 PM

01/10/2014 12:35 PM

Re "Delta tunnels won't hurt Sacramento" (Another view, Jan. 4): By focusing his comments on items like Sacramento waste water treatment, Jerry Meral, the former boss of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, avoids the real issues of the proposal, including its capacity to export more water from the Delta when we should be doing the opposite, and the plan’s failure to provide the level of outflows needed to protect fish and habitat. The plan continues the futile attempts to engineer water reliability when our Mediterranean climate will not reasonably or economically allow it. We cannot expect logical solutions from a project driven by the desire of south-of-Delta exporters to take more water from the system. Meral also exaggerates when claiming that the Peripheral Tunnels plan is strongly supported by biologists and fish agencies, and that layers of institutional guarantees would prevent the politically powerful from taking Sacramento’s water.

-- Nick Di Croce, Solvang

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