Better alternatives to the Bay-Delta water grab
Gov. Jerry brown on Jan. 17 declared a state of emergency because of California's serious drought conditions. Many cities and counties have beguns to feel the effects and have imposed water restrictions.
One idea that's been pushed is the governor's plan to build giant tunnels to directly divert water from the Sacramento River to areas south of the Bay Delta. This is a project the Sierra Club opposes. The Club prepared a white paper on alternatives to the Bay Delta tunnel plan -- ones that include strategies the state and regions should be investing in to respond to ongoing drought conditions.