Sacramento delta recovery plan ‘woefully incomplete’

Posted by Christine, December 12, 2010

Mike Taugher of the Contra Costa Times reports:

SAN FRANCISCO — A national panel of experts appeared frustrated Wednesday by gaping holes in a developing master plan for the Delta despite four years and $140 million in studies.

The report provided the committee no straightforward description of the recovery goals for the Delta ecosystem, no analysis of water demands compared to available supplies and, perhaps most troubling, portions of an ongoing study on the environmental effects of the proposal were described as woefully incomplete.

How can the panel review the science behind the plan, asked Denise Reed of the University of New Orleans, when the analysis provided contains “no depth, frankly?”

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