Forum: The Brown Administration’s Delta Tunnels Proposal
The Brown Administration’s Bay-Delta Conservation Plan would create two side-by-side underground tunnels, 33 feet in diameter, that would carry fresh water from the Sacramento River, under the delta, to the federal and state pumps in Tracy. These giant pumps send Northern California water south to farms in the Central Valley and urban areas in the East and South Bay, and in Southern California. This controversial plan will be the topic of discussion at a February 20th, 2014 forum presented by the League of Women Voters Eden Area, the Sierra Club Bay Chapter Water Committee, and the Castro Valley Library. Speaking in favor of the tunnels will be Paul Helliker, Deputy Director, California Department of Water Resources, Delta and Statewide Water Management, and Jill Duerig, General Manager, Livermore/Amador Valley Zone 7 Water Agency. Speaking against the tunnels will be Barbara Barrigan-Parilla, Executive Director, Restore the Delta, and Nick Di Croce, Co-facilitator, Environmental Water Caucus. The Moderator will be Roberta Bornogovo, Chair of the Water Committee for the California League of Women Voters. This will not be a debate. Rather, speakers will present their perspectives to be followed by a 30 to 45 minute question and answer session based on written questions submitted by the audience. Please Register In Advance As Seating Is Limited. Register online.
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