Ann Hayden is a Senior Water Resource Analyst at EDF.
Check out the comments we jointly submitted with the Natural Resources Defense Council and Defenders of Wildlife on the recent launch of the state and federal environmental review process to evaluate impacts of proposed Delta water conveyance alternatives.
Among many key issues we highlight, we urge the federal fisheries agencies overseeing the review to conduct an in-depth analysis of the extent to which reduced Delta diversions and improved water conservation, recycling and groundwater management can help meet both water supply reliability and ecosystem recovery goals.
You can also view the first of many public workshops that the Department of Water Resources held on the environmental review process and how it fits in with other ongoing collaborative processes. It’s safe to say that the workshop did not get too far in addressing the concerns raised in our letter.