Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Protesters: Don't Pump More Water Out of Delta

Protesters today let the U.S. Interior Secretary know they don't more water being pumped out of the Delta. The Restore the Delta group says Secretary Sally Jewell should not be misled to believe that the peripheral tunnels proposed by Governor Jerry Brown are of any value in meeting California's water challenge, and the Delta pumping is a problem. "We want Secretary Jewell to understand that the Delta has been in a drought for 14 years because the system has been over-pumped," Spokeswoman Barbara Barrigan-Parilla said. Barrigan-Parilla also says the drought has been made worse because state and federal officials have allowed upstream water sources to be overdrawn the past two years...more

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