Vern Wheeland: Is Orestimba Creek truly tamed?

June 23, 2014 

Are you taming Orestimba Creek or just diverting the water somewhere else? We could go farther up Orestimba Creek, build a dam, then release the water at a slower rate to replenish the aquifer, or dump the water into canals for irrigation. Or we could clean the creek so water could flow. I have lived here for 50 years, and I can’t remember the creek ever being cleaned. I guess it’s easier to build levees and let the water flood somewhere else.

Vern Wheeland, Crows Landing

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