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Media Advisory for Monday, February 10, 2014
Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta
Where Did All the Water Go?
Water Buffaloes, Egregious Mismanagement
& Better Water Policies
Restore the Delta to Release New Charts Showing Who Got the Water;
Experts to Outline New Policies, Alternatives to Tunnels
Sacramento, CA- Restore the Delta (RTD), opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries, announced today they will hold a teleconference on Monday, Feb. 10, during which experts will release new information showing where California’s water went, how the State of California contributed to the current water scarcity through egregious mismanagement, and offer better policies for a sustainable water future.
“Who took all the water over the past decade, and for what?” asked Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of RTD. “Californians need to know where our water is going in order to decide whether to continue feeding water buffaloes or to change direction. Some use the current water scarcity to push the Peripheral Tunnels, but that is the wrong answer.”
WHAT: Restore the Delta Experts Briefing: Who got the water and for what? Should we change direction for the future?
WHEN: 10:00 am, Monday, February 10, 2014
WHO: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Ex. Dir., Restore the Delta
Adam Scow, California Campaigns Director, Food & Water Watch
Bill Jennings, Ex. Dir., California Sportfishing Protection Alliance;
Lloyd Carter, investigative rptr., expert on Westlands Water District
WHERE: Media Teleconference: Dial 1-800-434-1335, Code 34412#