With the state and federal agencies releasing the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) this week, the leaders in the North State are unified in our commitment to statewide water solutions that protect the economy, environment and quality of life in Northern California.
I love to eat in Sacramento’s warehouse district. The brick buildings and reused industrial sites are the perfect background for real food driven by the season’s local crops. Magpie Café is one of my favorites. Chef Ed Roehr does a fantastic job bringing the region’s best food to a bustling midtown.
In the summer of 1938, during the height of the Great Depression, ground was broken for the largest public works project in Northern California. The people in Northern California this past week honored the important role that Shasta Dam and the resulting Shasta Lake play in the community and the larger Sacramento Valley. As part of this 75th anniversary commemoration, I had the opportunity to reflect on the indelible imprint that both the dam and lake have cast on Northern California, as well as how the management of the lake has and will continue to evolve with the changing values in our society.
Recently in the Sunday Forum, the Sacramento Bee editorial board advanced that the “Delta tunnel project is still stuck with unacceptable baggage.” The Bee captured the upstream water supplier perspective very accurately when it provided:
In the Bay-Delta processes, the state and federal agencies “still haven’t provided guarantees to north state water users that their water supplies and ecosystems won’t be harmed by tunnel diversions….”
Latest from the Blog
- The BDCP and the Further Need for Statewide Water Solutions
- Viewpoints: Agriculture is not just the Sacramento Valley’s heritage; it’s our future
- The evolving value of Shasta Dam
- “Delta tunnel project is still stuck with unacceptable baggage”
- The signs are everywhere – California is experiencing record dry and warm conditions. The first part of 2013 was the driest on record. Will this continue?