| On this page you will find links to pdfs or
maps produced by the agencies as noted in 2005. These are the ones we
found easily online. There are many other studies, as indicated by the
table references and bibliographies of the reports. You should also
review the maps section of this website, particularly the historic maps.
The canal plan was proposed in 1965 and 1978-80 (called the peripheral
canal) and was voted down by the voters of the state.
Same canal plan...new name. Planning and implementation of the latest
canal plan started in earnest in 2002 based on documents we've reviewed.
Ironically, our current governor is well known for his movie phrase "I'll be
back". Perhaps the folks who got him to run to push through this same
canal plan had a bit of sense of humor? Certainly if the peripheral
canal could talk, it too would have the motto "I'll be back!"