NEWS: Delta Farmers to Westlands Farmers & Other Must Reads!

In case you missed it: 

An Open Letter to Westlands Farmers from Delta Farmers: Our wise Delta farmers of Heringer Estates Vineyards & Winery, Reamer Farms, Mello Farms, Inc., Mussi Farms, Winchester Vineyards, Amistad Ranches, and Wilson Farms & Vineyards teamed up to pen a letter to Westlands Farmers. This letter was published as an ad in the Fresno Bee. They wrote, "We want to work with you on a much better, less risky, and less expensive alternative for protecting your water supplies, and ours, from the Delta." Read the full letter

A must read, not just for water geeks: The latest blog article by water policy expert Doug Obegi at NRDC, "New Study: WaterFix Is Unnecessary for SoCal’s Water Supply."

"Last week, my colleague published a report entitled Mismatched: A Comparison of Future Water Supply and Demand for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Its Member Agencies. The report compares the 2015 Urban Water Management Plans prepared by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and its member agencies. It documents that in average water years, MWD's plan assumes that demand for imported water is hundreds of thousands of acre feet higher than the local agencies’ plans. What’s more, the report demonstrates that if all of the local supply projects included in these plans were constructed, demand for imported water would drop precipitously. While the results are not as stark in dry years, even in dry years MWD estimates higher demand for water than the member agencies in Southern California."

Restore the Delta and our partners ask Senator Dianne Feinstein to help with obtaining critical financial information following the Inspector General's report on misused taxpayer dollars for the Delta Tunnels. Read the letter.


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