A proposal to temporarily dam three sloughs in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will be presented at a public meeting Thursday in Clarksburg from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clarksburg Community Church, 52910 Netherlands Ave.
These dams are opposed by Delta boaters, fishermen and farmers. Their purpose is to continue to export more and more water for the use of the expanding almond orchards in the desert near I-5 and throughout the Central Valley, even during the drought.
The announcement says the dams purpose is to keep salt water from coming into the estuary during the drought. However, the alternative is to export less water. There is sufficient fresh water for urban use and most farming. The expanding profitable almond orchards need to be balanced with the available water resources.
Remember to SEND IN YOUR COMMENTS BY FEBRUARY 25 on the Delta Dams to:
Fax: (916) 653-6077
Snail Mail: Jacob McQuirk, Supervising Engineer, Bay-Delta Office
California Department of Water Resources
PO Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236
IMPORTANT!!! Tell them these dams need a formal EIR (Environmental Impact Report) and analysis due to the impacts and issues that they could cause.