The dreadful possibility of huge water “transfers” is upon us. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s 10-Year Water Transfer Plan is up for public comment. According to AquAlliance, this plan seeks to transfer up to 600,000 acre-feet per year from the North State to desert agriculture in the southwestern San Joaquin Valley. The 10-year water transfer total is equivalent to what a city the size of Chico would use in 200 years. Please attend this important water meeting and show your support for AquAlliance when they “disclose all the vulnerabilities” in the Bureau’s Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report. And vote NO on Proposition 1 – the bad out-weighs the good!
(The meeting is tonight – Tuesday! See below)
San Joaquin Valley “almond orchard”
San Joaquin Valley
They sell water
The Delta Mendota water canal – how our water is “transferred.”
San Luis Reservoir, where it gets stored.
If you like to drink water, if you like to water your garden, if you like to take a dip in the cool waters of our local creeks in the hot summer, if you have a well, then you need to be at this meeting, see below.
Chico Creek, 9/14, shrunk down because of the drought.
All local creeks flow into the beautiful Sacramento River, which is subject to “transfers.”
If you can’t attend the meeting then please show your support by making a donation to AquAlliance. They may have to file a lawsuit to stop the water transfers, and lawsuits cost a lot of money.
P.O. Box 4024
Chico, CA 95927
Meeting date and location:
Tuesday, October 21, 6:00PM
Chico Masonic Family Center
1110 W. East Ave., Chico