Drought Operations Plan a good step

04/10/2014 12:04 PM

04/12/2014 8:14 AM

Re "California water plan unveils hardships to come as drought persists" (Our Region, April 10): As California continues to face a drought, state and federal water and fisheries managers should be commended for working to get our state back onto a firm foundation of reliable water supplies for people, the environment and the economy with their proposed Drought Operations Plan.

For too long, we risked disaster from a drought we all knew would come. We've yielded to drain northern reservoirs to dangerously low levels in order to increase exports and provide marginally higher environmental benefits. To reverse course will require political courage from these leaders, and they deserve our passionate support.

-- Robert Dugan, Director, Placer County Water Agency, Roseville

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