FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta
DWR Pounding “Fragile” Levees
Belies Claim that Tunnels are Needed
Due to “Fragile” Levees;
If they’re so fragile, why are you pounding on them
Stockton, CA- Restore the Delta (RTD), opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build massive underground water tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom sustainable farms, salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today announced a media availability on Friday, May 8, to demonstrate through the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) own construction activity that the Delta levees are not “fragile,” as the Brown Administration claims in its campaign to force through the water export tunnels.
“Our Delta levees have never failed in an earthquake, despite the governor’s propaganda in support of his underground tunnels,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, RTD executive director. “As the Brown Administration cynically misinforms the public that the levees would fail en masse in an earthquake, his construction crews pound, shake and hammer the same levees to install a river barrier.”
WHAT: Tunnels Opponents: Gov. Brown’s own construction project shows levees are not ‘fragile’ as he claims
WHEN: Friday, May 8, 2015 – 10 a.m.
WHO: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta; Karen Cunningham, Bradford Island rancher; Roger Mammon Sherman Island Duck Club; Chris Lauritzen, Lauritzen Marina
WHERE: Jersey Island Ferry Landing (Jersey Island, California 94561) To find the destination, you need to get on Byron Hwy from CA-4 W.
1) Continue on Byron Hwy to your destination – 21 min (12.2 mi)
2) Continue straight onto Byron Hwy – 0.9 mi
3) Turn right to stay on Byron Hwy – 4.1 mi
4) Turn left onto Delta Rd – 1.3 mi
5) Slight right onto Knightsen Ave – 0.3 mi
6) Turn right to stay on Knightsen Ave -1.3 mi
7) Turn right onto E Cypress Rd – 0.5 mi
8) Turn left onto Jersey Island Rd – 2.9 mi
9) Continue straight