Stop Wealthy Water Brokers from Draining the San Francisco Bay-Delta
  • Petitioned California Governor Jerry Brown

This petition was delivered to:

California Governor Jerry Brown
U.S. Department of Commerce
Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank
U.S. Department of Interior
Secretary Ken Salazar

Stop Wealthy Water Brokers from Draining the San Francisco Bay-Delta

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California Governor Jerry Brown is expected to announce this month his plans to build a massive and hugely costly facility to divert water from California's San Francisco Bay Delta to municipalities and agricultural users. In the words of Congressman John Garamendi (CA), "The BDCP (Bay Delta Conservation Plan) process is heading toward the creation of a massive water diversion facility that could destroy the entire Delta".

This diversion project could cost as much as $20 billion and put species like Central Valley salmon at real risk of extinction. State and federal wildlife agencies opposed a larger plan that had a pumping capacity of 15,000 cfs. This plan, with a beginning 9,000 cfs pumping capacity, and potential expansion to 15,000 cfs has not been evaluated--a major reason for not moving forward too quickly.


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    Reasons for signing

    • John Burbano LAS CRUCES, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      I lived in Cupertino Ca for just about 20 years I was an avid Windsurfer and loved the Bay and Delta do not ruin the watershed. Part of the reason I moved from CA, I thought that it would just get worst in CA and moved somewhere that possibly we could make a difference.

    • marylee revels ATWATER, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Diverting water is insane. It must be stopped. I am willing to join any group working on this project.

    • liu wai ling N.T., HONG KONG
      • about 2 years ago

      Please stop wealthy water brokers from draining the San Francisco Bay -Delta. It most important . Protect and save wildlife.


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