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Delta, Sacramento and Bay Area Aquifers...impacts from the BDCP and DSC Delta Plan more Aquifer files and graphics

video summary of impacts to Delta and Bay area aquifers
     Use common sense.  If you had 17 glasses of water to provide water all your plants each day, and your plants REQUIRED that much water to survive, and then you were told you can only use 4 glasses of water per day, and the salt content in those 4 glasses will be double the amount of salt your plants are used to or can handle, what do you think would happen to your plants?  And what would happen to the soil your plants are growing in over time?  Doesn't sound like a good idea, does it?

     Now look at the big picture...what are the effects to the Delta and San Francisco Bay area aquifers if the current Bay Delta Conveyance and Conservation Plan is approved, assuming all the construction projects happening RIGHT NOW, in 2012, will result in up to 15,000 cfs of water exports from the Sacramento River, as proposed.  A chunnel is not needed if the "central canal" or preferred alternative of the CALFED 2000 ROD is completed, as it will allow the diversion of Sacramento River water away from the Delta and SF Bay until such time as the other half of the "Dual Conveyance" plan is built.  See "conveyance maps" for more on the canal plans.  Do the math:  The newly-constructed Sacramento River diversions (labeled fish screens) north of the Delta plus the proposed 9,000 cfs through-Delta tunnel leave maybe 2,000 to 3,000 cfs of fresh water to flow in the North Delta where once 17,000 cfs flowed.
more Aquifer files and graphics
It might help to start with this short video, and then
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arsenic-2000-groundwater.pdf
Delta_SE_model.pdf
Mercury_Strategic_Plan_1202.pdf
Mercury_Work_Agenda_11-29-05[1].pdf
EIR-EIS_Chapter_8_-_Figures_8-1_to_8-2_2-29-12.sflb.ashx
EIR-EIS_Chapter_8_-_Figures_8-3_to_8-4_2-29-12-2.sflb.ashx
EIR-EIS_Chapter_8_-_Figures_8-5_to_8-31_2-29-12.sflb.ashx
2010 docs/estuary2010feb.pdf




   
   
   
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