Supplying people is the answer

06/22/2014 5:06 PM

06/23/2014 10:56 AM

Re "Are dams the answer?" (Page A1, June 1): Recently an article in The Bee reported that water releases from Folsom Dam would be increased to reduce the water release temperature and prevent salt water intrusion in the Delta. The Bureau of Reclamations is wrong.

Before Folsom Dam was built, the American River had very scant runoff during the summer and there seemed to be no concern about Mother Nature's fish. The Sacramento River had to be dredged to allow shallow draft barges to reach Sacramento. When the oceans rise, according to global warming, how are we to protect salt water intrusion?

We need to supply our people and farm products first, the fish will survive as they did in the past. Build the Auburn Dam.

-- Philip Karlstad, West Sacramento

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