It's about the WATER!
Look at this timeline since horizontal mining or "fracking" was
invented in 1998. (In the future, whichever
individuals control the water will also control California's wealth
generation from oil, agriculture, boating recreation and landside
developments of homes and commercial properties)
Bay Delta Conservation Plan, combined
with the Delta Plan and the revised California Water Plan as
proposed is simply a WATER HEIST. In
1960's the citizens of the
this state were promised that only the "surplus" water from the
north would be diverted to other areas of the state. By
1982, SoCal farmers
and developers wanted more water, but the voters said NO! Now,
in the 21st
Century, state water contractors south of the Delta want to
"complete" the 1965 plan but with a huge difference: they want to
leave the bare minumu or "surplus" water for Northern California,
and suspend the Delta and Bay in a permanent drought
status-waterflow wise. For 50 + years DWR
has failed to comply with the promise to export only surplus water, with the result that the Northern
California natural environment, drinking water aquifers and
agricultural production has suffered along with the very startling
decline in the Delta aquatic ecosystem. There is not enough water in
California to provide fracking fluid in Kern County AND also
irrigate the Westlands water-thirsty crops. There is not
enough water in California to create lush green golf clubs in the
dessert AND also provide drinking water to the SoCal cities.
There is not enough water in the Sacramento River to fill the
proposed tunnels AND save some of the water for NorCal aquifers,
cities and the amazing environment that is the Delta.
No matter what media says, plain and simple, the function of all the
actions combine to rob Northern California landowners of their water
rights and land use to feed the insatiable appitites of a few
lower Central Valley mega-corporate agricultural & oil enterprises, and public water agencies.
It really does not matter if the water diversion is done via tunnels
or aquaducts. The issue is the QUANTITY of water to be
diverted! Below are some links if you care to look at some of the documents:
38,000 (so they say) pages, estimated
Or go to our own
and you can find all the documents, BDCP public draft included, by
entering keywords like "Sacramento River" or "water rights".
(Note that we do NOT receive any funding from Google but Google
places ads on the page because we are using their free search
California Water Plan update: 4 or 5 huge volumes-haven't counted
http://www.waterplan.water.ca.gov/cwpu2013/prd/index.cfm interesting protest sign:
http://i.imgur.com/CbuGcuU.jpg Since the truth does not fit with
the water contractors' long range goals, the BDPC has been based on
false baselines: - Delta levees are NOT about to fail due
to earthquakes; Delta levee history was falsified, for a reason.
- Delta economic value to Northern California and the whole state
has been greatly underestimated, for a reason. - Impacts
to the Delta landowners, farmers, families, businesses, navigation,
recreation, fishing and natural environmet have been greatly
underestimated, for a reason. - Computer modeling to
estimate water flows have changed and changed again, for a reason.
- Delta history has been revised to create a false impression of the
extent of riparian forests and tule fields, for a reason.
- "Restoration" actions are proposed in the BDCP that have
impacts not addressed by the BDCP, for a reason.
You've reached the hosting portal for several efforts to provide
information about the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta, and different
views on how to address the issues all Californians face when
planning for future water use and availability. Please click
on the links below or use the side links to navigate the main
educational and research website, DeltaREvision.com.
The Delta is the
cornerstone of California’s agricultural economy, the
cornerstone of California’s water supply resource,an important
natural causeway for many native fish species such as salmon,
the prime northern California freshwater recreation area with 700+
navigable miles of freshwater rivers and sloughs to explore from
over 100 marina and camping facilities, and emerging world class
wine grape production region.
The Delta and San Franciso Bay area, combined, are the
cornerstone of California’s history, as the first major population
areas were in the bay and the cities along the transportation
routes…the Sacramento River and the San Joaquin River.
is being proposed now for "near term" actions to be completed
between 2010 and 2014 looks like the "Preferred Alternative" of the
National Heritage Institute papers funded by Bay Area nonprofits
before 2000. (see Timeline) There's
also an interesting series of maps developed 2004-2006 showing the
concept of the SoCal water districts to very quickly do a
"Eco-crescent central canal" in the Delta, using gates to stop
possible salt water intrusion if islands to the west happen to fail
in a flood or seismic event. In this map the "two gates"
project seems more like a "5 gates" project. Compare maps This
type of canal would split the Delta in half, east and west, and
lands to the west of the central canal would be encroached by salt
water, lands to the east would still have the fresh water of the
Sacramento River. So it seems the folks
at Bethel Island and DiscoBay do have valid reason to voice their
concerns! Go to the 2006
We've been gathering more documents, most in pdf
format, so our viewers can open and read the documents. It
appears about One Billion Dollars of the California deficit must
have been spent on all these reports, studies, proposals and
meetings. So what is all this Delta talk about anyway?
... Simply stated, the drinking water of the state is taken
mostly from the San Joaquin River and so much water is being taken
out that the salt water from the San Francisco Bay is merging with
the fresh water, which makes it to salty for drinking and farming
without extra filtering or treatment. So instead, some state
agencies want to take the water out of the Sacramento River.
Sounds simple, but it isn't. By taking more water out of the
Sacramento River, the very productive Delta islands around the lower
Sacramento River will potentially be ruined by the extra salt water
that will infiltrate the Sacramento River. There's also the
complications of various fish species failing to thrive due to the water
suction pumps, which suck up and kill the fish.
INDEX 2 for older index page from 2013 More to
Our intent with this website
is to remain neutral on the various components of the new plans for
the California Delta region, aka Sacramento Delta and Sacramento-San
Joaquin Delta. Let the reader come to his or her own opinions
based on the information provided by all sides of the issues.