state water policy

Media Release: SF Chronicle “Drought should make state rethink water policy” + Mercury News editorial “California needs a more balanced approach to water”

FOR  IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 12, 2014 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta In case you missed it… San Francisco Chronicle Drought should make state rethink water policy February 7, 2014 “…Drought is a product of nature, but some think the drought emergency is the result of mismanaged water resources. With Shasta, Oroville and Folsom reservoirs full last spring in what was already shaping up as a second dry year, the state increased pumping to water districts in the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California rather than decreasing pumping as planned. “Droughts are known; emergencies happen when people ignore facts and overpromise water supplies,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta. [...]