Sacramento, CA – Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times editorialized in favor of California WaterFix, the plan to upgrade the state’s water infrastructure and secure water deliveries to two-thirds of California.
Public water agencies representing communities served by the State Water Project, including the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, are expected to vote on WaterFix in coming weeks.
Below is an excerpt from the piece:
“It comes down to this: We need the tunnels. Southern California needs them to secure (not to increase) its water supply. So does much of the Bay Area, despite the false belief by many residents there that they are independent of the delta and imported water. So does the delta itself, which is suffering from the operation of pumps at its southern end that reverse the flow of a portion of the San Joaquin River and suck migratory fish to their doom. So does the entire state, even those portions that don’t directly use delta water, because they are economically intertwined with agricultural industries and urban areas that do rely on that water. California should not for a moment slow work on the next generation of sustainable, local water projects, but they will take time, and many of them are as yet untested, at least on the scale we will need them to be. The state needs backup. The tunnels provide it.”
To read the full editorial, click here.