Informative report about the political fight over the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. This factual article gives a good overview of the trade-offs between providing a reliable water supply for the state and protecting the delta ecosystem. Well researched, with helpful context to give the big picture about this complex issue.
The answer is no. But it's not because of what Jenkins covered, but because of what he didn't.
He didn't cover how climate change is affecting water supply. Or the fact that folks in the U.S. use almost twice as much water per person as they do in Europe. That Southern California has grown in population, without increasing water use. But that agricultural users have not changed extremely wasteful watering practices and insist on growing crops not suited to the climate.
He didn't touch on the fact that the "solution" the governor has proposed ignores 150 years of water rights legislation and court decisions. Or that the governator is currently stacking the state board that will control all this with Central Valley farmers. ... More »