April 8, 1987 |
Legislation that would force the Deukmejian Administration to move quickly to increase water shipments to Southern and Central California was approved Tuesday by a Senate committee dominated by lawmakers from those areas. By lopsided votes, the Agriculture and Water Committee passed three bills by its chairman, Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1987
Reference is made to your Oct. 4 editorial, "Please, No More Fiascoes." Needless to say, your editorial staff and I disagree. Let me explain why. Words like consensus and compromise have a calming effect. They create the impression that all sides can sit down and resolve an issue--on the surface, a very plausible approach. With regard to water transfer, it is almost an impossible task. Take it from someone who has been there. One should not give one's opponents everything they want at one's own expense and wait with baited breath for some great expectation at some future date.
February 11, 1988 |
A compromise bill to finance $120 million in flood control and levee rehabilitation work during the next decade in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta sailed out of an Assembly committee Wednesday and went to the floor. The bill, by Sen. Daniel E. Boatwright (D-Concord), cleared the Ways and Means Committee on a unanimous vote in what appears to be a fast track to the desk of Gov. George Deukmejian.
December 27, 1998 |
Growth along the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could drive up the cost of drinking water while reducing its quality for residents from the East Bay to San Diego, some water officials say. State and local officials are trying to agree on how to save California's largest source of drinking water, which supplies 22 million people. The fight has focused on how to ensure that water supplies are divided fairly among farmers, cities and aquatic wildlife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1987
Your editorial "Delta Wearing Thin" (Nov. 18) brought out the very reasons why I have for several years been attempting to gain legislative approval for a concerted 10-year, $100-million effort to rehabilitate the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta levee system. Delta water flows into the homes of 16 million Californians, and all of us, whether from the north or south, have a stake in preserving and upgrading the levees. When the levees break water quality for all of us suffers from salt water intrusion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2001 |
A key House committee voted Wednesday to renew an ambitious and politically contentious program to rescue the sickly Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California's main watershed. But the committee also put the state on notice to greatly reduce its use of Colorado River water or face a draconian cutback. Rep. James V. Hansen (R-Utah) added a last-minute amendment to a bill sponsored by Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Riverside) and Rep. Calvin M.
April 6, 1993 |
Two members of a committee seeking long-term solutions to environmental problems in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have announced that they will withdraw from the group unless Gov. Pete Wilson reverses his decision to drop interim protections for the estuary. "I think (most) of the environmentalists will be withdrawing from the process," said David Fullerton of the Natural Heritage Institute, one of seven environmentalists on the 23-member Bay Delta Oversight Council.
September 26, 1998 |
Gov. Pete Wilson said Friday that he does not believe a canal around the troubled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta should be attempted in the next seven years--despite a plea from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Wilson's comments came at a ceremony where he signed a $235-million appropriation bill to make possible a historic water sales agreement between the Imperial Valley and the San Diego County Water Authority.
February 24, 1994 |
Farmers on tractors and workers with signs pleading for jobs paraded to a hearing where they protested proposed water cutbacks aimed at saving fish and enhancing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Signs with slogans such as "I Want Work, not Welfare" and "Without Water, We Perish" showed the agribusiness community's concern over proposed cutbacks. Three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S.
September 3, 2005
A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN -- one that is eerily similar to pre-Katrina New Orleans -- sits in the center of California. It is the 738,000-acre Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a maze of sloughs, channels and islands that funnel water from the two rivers westward into San Francisco Bay. The problem is that the delta's waters are kept on track by an estimated 1,100 miles of levees, some dating to the 1860s, that are mostly in poor repair and suffering from sporadic, underfinanced maintenance.