1:06am

Wed August 7, 2013
Bay Delta

Today on Your Call: How should Bay Delta water be distributed in California?


On today's Your Call we’ll talk about California Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to build twin tunnels under the Bay Delta. They’re designed to carry water to farms and cities further south.  Some environmentalists say the plan is dangerous and destructive to the Delta’s fragile ecosystem.  Others have proposed compromises like building smaller tunnels. How do you think water should be distributed?  Join the conversation and call in with your questions on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan, and You.

Guests:

Adam Scow, California Campaigns director at Food & Water Watch, an organization that opposes the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Doug Obegi, senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an organization that believes the Bay Delta Conservation plan needs to be scaled down

Resources:

Restore the Delta Coalition

Bay Delta Conservation Plan

NRDC: California Water: Is Your City Planning for the Future? 

Food and Water Watch

Stop the Tunnels

NRDC: New Plan Offers an Effective, Affordable Package of California Water Supply and Bay-Delta Fisheries Solutions

NRDC: State Agency Comments Show Need to Improve BDCP 

Sac Bee: Caltrans yanks anti-tunnel signs in Delta, ignites furor

San Gabriel Valley Tribune: Cost of Bay Delta tunnel project could be $9,000 a household

State Water Contractors: Organizations throughout California Voice Support for BDCP

Nature.org: The Delta: A Water Source for Most Californians

Environmental Defense Fund: Bay Delta Conservation Plan Has Major Flaws

Patterson Irrigator: State releases first portion of water plan

NRDC: What to Look For in The New Bay Delta Conservation Plan

The Bay Institute - Rivers and Delta

Delta Tunnels Boondoggle

NRDC: Southern California to Save 40 Billion Gallons of Imported Water Annually by 2035

 

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