With the stroke of a pen and not one dollar spent, President Trump can fix California’s water system.
If the federal government would merely modify the existing insane and indefensible environmental limitations on the movement of water from north to south and through the Delta, as the project was envisioned and operated until the Central Valley Project Improvement Act in 1990. There is plenty of water in the system to meet all the competing and necessary needs.
The dams and reservoirs are in place. The canals and pumping stations are operable and built. The system is nearly paid for. All that is lacking is the political courage to look the screaming Greenies in the eye and say, “Enough! We are going to operate based on science.
“We are not going to limit water deliveries to 38 million Californians simply because you all think by draining more fresh water to the sea that somehow the fish will be restored.”
Today striped bass eat about 90 percent of the salmon migrating from rivers to ocean, while cities and industrial in San Francisco/Delta dump untreated sewage into the rivers.
So with the stroke of a pen and not one more dollar spent, he can fix it.
Let’s hope that’s the path we’re on.
Mark Borba, Riverdale