DELTA TUNNELS “Confidential” Documents Reveal State Plans to Take Delta Farms

For release: August 17, 2015 Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, (209) 479-2053 Thomas H. Keeling, attorney for Delta landowners, (209) 474-1818 Conner Everts, Southern California Watershed Alliance, (310) 804-6615 DELTA TUNNELS “Confidential” Documents Reveal State Plans to Take Delta Farms Public opposition & lack of permits don’t deter Department of Water Resources (Delta Design Construction Enterprise) Under Brown Administration Lead   Sacramento – Newly released documents gained through Public Records Actions show that water exporters and the Delta Design Construction Enterprise housed within the California Department of Water Resources have already developed plans to “acquire” family farms and right of way in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta through eminent domain.   The “Acquisition Management Plan,” obtained from the Metropolitan Water District [...]

News from Restore the Delta: 5/19/14

“Everybody in Vanity Fair must have remarked how well those live who are comfortably and thoroughly in debt; how they deny themselves nothing . . . .” — William Makepeace Thackeray Calling the water shots Behind the scenes planning by the water contractors who want the twin tunnels is bearing fruit with the formation of two new Offices in the Department of Water Resources (DWR). One of them, a new Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Office in the Executive Division of DWR, will be responsible for that third of the plan that is actually supposed to help the ecosystem – Conservation Measures 2-22. It will be headed initially by Chief Deputy Director Laura King Moon, known to us for her [...]