Increase reservoir capacity

March 16, 2013 

Great article by John Holland with Randy Fiorini discussing the water issue in California. I think all people realize that climate change is no longer such a divisive issue. The question is, "How do we deal with it?"

If the extreme enviro community agrees there is climate change and there is need for more water to supply the fish, I do not understand why they will not compromise and allow for more water to be stored. California's population has increased substantially, and we must deal with the issues increased population brings before it becomes a crisis. Increasing storage capacity behind the current dams is the least invasive way to secure more water in those wet years. This is a compromise to building new dams that would seriously affect a larger ecosystem.

California's Legislature and public agencies are bullied by the threat of lawsuits from these enviro groups if they attempt to be proactive and take the less invasive approach to more water by increasing storage capacity. Whatever happened to the old adage of doing what is best for the majority and not just a select group?

JOHN HERLIHY

Modesto

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