| 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.
maps" for more on the canal plans.
Do the math: The
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
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