Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Opposes Bay Delta Conservation Plan
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to unanimously oppose the state’s proposed draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan, a plan largely focused on building a $13 billion canal or tunnel to move water around the Delta to Central and Southern California.
Supervisors say the plan fails to achieve the state’s “co-equal goals” of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring and enhancing the Delta ecosystem.
The board cited potential negative impacts associated with the plan, including:
* Impacts to the short- and long-term prosperity of communities in the Delta, including lost business revenue and increased costs associated with environmental and habitat protection regulations
* Lost agricultural production as prime ag land is converted to natural habitat
* Loss of Sacramento River water rights
* Impacts to roads, railways, utilities, water lines and other infrastructure in the Delta
“Sacramento County has ...