New dams needed

06/21/2014 7:06 AM

06/23/2014 9:33 AM

If California is in such an extreme drought and farmers are not receiving any irrigation water, why is the Bureau of Reclamation emptying Folsom lake at such a rapid rate? Where is the water going other than into the ocean?

Also, as crop irrigation consumes more than 90 percent of California's water, asking residents to conserve by using 20 percent less water is a joke, this would save only about 1 percent of overall water use.

If saving water is so dire, shut off the outflow from the reservoirs and build some new dams.

-- William Palazzini, Granite Bay

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