TWIN TUNNELS
petitiontunnelphotoThe Twin Tunnels are a proposal by California Governor Jerry Brown to build a gigantic water conveyance system around the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta to the south state. The project would consist of two tunnels, each 20 to 40 feet in diameter and 35 miles long, buried 150 feet beneath the heart of the Delta. The Twin Tunnels would be ruinously expensive (continue reading…)


SANTA BARBARA CAMPAIGNS

troy-thirsty-city-8_525The Twin Tunnels is a joint proposal by Governor Jerry Brown, the federal Interior Department and powerful agribusiness water contractors to maximize transfers of water from Northern California to Southern California as part of the administration’s the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (continue reading…)

 

 


THE MONTEREY AMENDMENTS

CaliforniaAqueductIn 1994, state officials and five of the 29 State Water Project (SWP) contractors met secretly in Monterey to resolve water shortage issues. The contractors included the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and the Kern County Water Agency (KCWA) (continue reading…)

 


PAPER WATER AND MAGICAL THINKING
California Aqueduct Sign by Tim Stroshane“Paper water” is the idea that government has promised more in rights to water than there is water that flows in Nature’s rivers and streams in California. There is far more water “on paper” than there is in California’s water ways (continue reading…

 


THE PUBLIC TRUST DOCTRINE

MonoLakePublicTrustThe Public Trust Doctrine obligates government to protect and preserve waterways for public uses. As opposed to one single law or policy, the public trust doctrine is a guiding principle of government, composed of a body of laws and legal precedents (continue reading…