Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A strange new Delta definition

This report from a local TV news outlet (and others like it) could be one of the reasons many seem confused about the plight of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

The sub-headline:

Water is now flowing into the San Joaquin Delta. On Wednesday, at two water stations in Tracy, pumps were turned on.

To clarify, the pumps that were turned on take water out of the Delta, sending it into aqueducts that feed Parts Previously Unwatered. This means there is less water in the Delta, not more.

It seems this outfit sees the Delta-Mendota Canal and California Aqueduct as an integral part of the endangered Delta instead of unnatural siphons.

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