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    Default bye bye Delta?

    Here's a link to an article I received from GawnCa via email-
    http://www.sacbee.com/topstories/story/1513445.html
    it's in regards to going ahead with the building of the "peripheral canal" to bypass the Delta to send more water to SoCal. This same thing came up back in 1982 which the voters of CA rejected.

    The Recreational Boaters of California are involved to try and protect the rights of recreational boaters but it would probably be a good idea to let the RBOC know we will back them. In the past, the RBOC has been successful in fighting for our rights.
    Here's what they posted on their website-
    State Water Resources Department to Consider Boater Policies in Delta Planning.
    RBOC is encouraged by and applauds the California Department of Water Resources statement that it will be considering important boater policies regarding access to navigable waterways as the department develops projects for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
    This positive announcement by Director Lester Snow is an important step in our efforts to ensure continued navigation by recreational boats wherever any control structure is planned for placement across a navigable Delta waterway.
    The Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force is working to identify and evaluate alternative measures and management practices that will be necessary to implement the Delta Vision’s recommendations. RBOC is participating in this process and is guided by the following policy that has been developed by its Board:
    Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) will advocate to protect the rights of recreational boaters to assure access for continued navigation by recreational boats on the waters of the California Delta where ever any “control structure” (such as, but not limited to gates or barriers whether temporary or permanent) is planned for placement across a navigable Delta waterway. RBOC will seek assurances that as any changes are contemplated which further alter Delta navigable waterways that alternatives are identified and implemented to the satisfaction of RBOC that will best preserve and sustain recreational boat passage at each location. RBOC will seek to have operable boat locks installed as an integral design component to mitigate for the placement of any control structure across any navigable Delta waterway. All control structures and boat locks or other alternatives satisfactory to RBOC for recreational boat passage are to be installed, maintained and operated without cost or expense to recreational boaters.
    For me, I just hope this new canal doesn't affect the multiple lakes that flow into the Delta. Also, the thing that bothers me is the fact that these people always demand more once they get a little. Here's the link to the RBOC website to read about who they are and what they do-
    http://www.rboc.org/index.html

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    I think Ca instead should use the money to build more storage resvouirs and quit letting the rain go back into the ocean

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    Quote Originally Posted by NdaWind View Post
    I think Ca instead should use the money to build more storage resvouirs and quit letting the rain go back into the ocean
    I agree! With reservoirs, not only would there be water reserves but there could be additional benefits also. There would be jobs created for the construction of the dams, there would be additional dollars brought in with additional recreation areas, boating, fishing, and camping. With those additional rec areas and more dollars being brought in, additional jobs could be created to sustain and maintain them.
    That all might be too easy though.

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    Default I agree, But.

    It is necessary for fresh water to flow to the ocean. Without that flow, the salt water comes farther inland and ruins the fresh water areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket-J View Post
    It is necessary for fresh water to flow to the ocean. Without that flow, the salt water comes farther inland and ruins the fresh water areas.
    exactly! so just how much water are they going to divert in this peripheral canal that will not flow through the Delta?

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    Thumbs down

    "THEY" are already moving too much water around the delta with the existing canals and whatever. What they propose now is moving the inlet farther north there-by getting all of the cleanest water to ship south. Can you say "Jellyfish in Sherman lake" (already happening in 2007-2008)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket-J View Post
    It is necessary for fresh water to flow to the ocean. Without that flow, the salt water comes farther inland and ruins the fresh water areas.
    I was talking more in So Cal

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    I think So Cal should take a lesson for the Auzzies and start desalinating water from the ocean to support their thirsty habits of pools, golf greens, and greener lawns. Not to mention the amount of water they waste letting it run down the gutters every night, all year long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAWnCA View Post
    I think So Cal should take a lesson for the Auzzies and start desalinating water from the ocean to support their thirsty habits of pools, golf greens, and greener lawns. Not to mention the amount of water they waste letting it run down the gutters every night, all year long.
    Good points,but did you know statistics show that the average family in So cal uses half what a Nor cal does and rightfully so
    i am Native Sacramenton and we have the biggest two rivers merging together in our back yard,so we should have dibs
    And if we have any leftovers the So Calers can purchase at a fair price
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    But, if you consider there are 4 times as many people living in So Cal as in Nor Cal that means they use twice as much water. It's the So Cal politicians that got Sacramento to have to install water meters by, what, 2020? Why should we have to pay to supply them with water and then pay for water that we have naturally runnning through OUR city?
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    why don't they dig some wells? I would imagine that there is quite a bit of ground water in some of those cities down that way.

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    The water table is too high. Can't make much money when you don't have to drill very deep. Besides, they get bigger kick-backs from the big businesses who are pushing for this canal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAWnCA View Post
    The water table is too high. Can't make much money when you don't have to drill very deep. Besides, they get bigger kick-backs from the big businesses who are pushing for this canal.
    Yep! Probably ought to stop here before we get too deep into the political bs going on.

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    SoCal ought to pay for a canal from Washington State for their water. With all the rains and flooding going on up there, LA should have enough to do what they want.

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