Trouble for MWD

Interesting article on Metropolitan Water District woes. Since they are the major backer of the Delta Tunnels, anything to slow that giant down is a big win for the Delta.

Interesting quotes:
Nicky Suard, who owns the Delta marina Snug Harbor, thinks MWD’s new scandal is happening at a time when more Los Angeles leaders and residents are questioning whether they want to be on the financial hook for a water project that could take two decades to build and be technologically obsolete before it’s even done. Suard says, given the increasing advances in desalinization tech and atmospheric water generators, LA officials should want out of their tunnel commitment.

“It’s great that LA’s leaders are revisiting this,” Suard noted. “It’s not in the best interest of their constituents to raise their rates even more – and it’s their residents who will ultimately be footing part of the bill.”

Dan Whaley, a business owner in Hood – the town most directly threatened by the tunnel – thinks that if LA goes through with finding localized water solutions and exits from MWD, it would allow the State to focus on helping Central Valley farmers without destroying his community.

“If water doesn’t need to go over the Tehachapi Mountains, then there’s enough water,” Whaley stressed. “There really would be no need for the tunnel.”

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