Water transfer deals shaping up, but ...

Water transfer deals shaping up, but much still uncertain

There are 12 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Feb 13, 2010, titled Water transfer deals shaping up, but much still uncertain. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

Early numbers on possible water transfers from the Sacramento Valley to south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are beginning to trickle in, with a few local water districts filing environmental documents with state or federal agencies.

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juanita

Chico, CA

#1 Feb 13, 2010
it's insane to transfer water. 100 years from now our great grandchildren will all shake their heads and be embarrased of us.
hillbilly

Brea, CA

#2 Feb 13, 2010
Hey, here is an idea, why dont you do nothing politicians try building more dams and reservoirs, all over the state, yall...
Down the Drain

Paradise, CA

#3 Feb 13, 2010
100,000 AF pumped out of our aquifer to replace surface water sent South.
Crystal Geyser wants to pump 160 AF.

Hello people!
Down the Drain

Paradise, CA

#4 Feb 13, 2010
Do the math folks.
One AF is 325,851 gallons.
The price is $275. per AF.
This comes out to 1185 gallons for a dollar.
100,000 AF, which is 325,851,000,000 gallons, will be pumped out of the aquifer.
We're getting hosed. Raise the price!
Neil Cassidy

Paradise, CA

#5 Feb 13, 2010
The Enterprise Record keeps it confusing intentionally. All of the mumbo jumbo is designed to keep common people from understanding what is really happening here. Here is a synopsis of what all of this means:

Huge agro business/corporations own us. They will take as much water as they want and use it any way that they want without regard for conservation or what the consequences are for ordinary people. If what they do eventually leads to environmental catastrophe too bad because the players in this will have already achieved their riches and will be untouchable.

Since we don't have the sense or intelligence to fight for what is right this is what we get.
Pete

Sacramento, CA

#6 Feb 13, 2010
Farmers should not be able to sell the water and make a profit on it. They should not receive the water at reduced rates. It should be made available to the highest bidder. This is bs. Selling our water to make a profit
Not Okay

Chico, CA

#7 Feb 13, 2010
It's not their water to sell, it's the people's water.
If the water sellers used the water for local business, like agriculture which is why they were given the right, that makes for a healthier economy than those people who think they have the right to just sell local water.
Thanks Heather for this article.
Join Butte Environmental Council to help protect water resources. We have water resources advocates and a strong agenda to protect water in 2010.
Pete

Sacramento, CA

#8 Feb 13, 2010
how do we join. I am all for it. I would love to see Lake oroville close to full
Jim Brobeck

United States

#9 Feb 13, 2010
Now there are two groups in Chico that are focused on defending Sacramento Basin Water. They both deserve support through membership.
Butte Environmental Council: becnet.org
Aqualliance: http://www.aqualliance.net/index.html

These groups have advocates who are willing to attend agency meetings, participate in environmental/economic review of water projects, and sue the water pirates in courts of law when necessary. The water oligarchy has billions of dollars to fight back. But if we stand together to fight for our regional well being we will prevail!
Dickens

United States

#10 Feb 13, 2010
Jim Brobeck wrote:
Now there are two groups in Chico that are focused on defending Sacramento Basin Water. They both deserve support through membership.
Butte Environmental Council: becnet.org
Aqualliance: http://www.aqualliance.net/index.html
These groups have advocates who are willing to attend agency meetings, participate in environmental/economic review of water projects, and sue the water pirates in courts of law when necessary. The water oligarchy has billions of dollars to fight back. But if we stand together to fight for our regional well being we will prevail!
Thanks, Jim. Creeks around us went dry this year for the first time in old-timer's memories. These past weeks of rain have been most welcome, as is your continued vigilance.
H2O Boy

Chico, CA

#11 Feb 14, 2010
Jim Brobeck wrote:
Now there are two groups in Chico that are focused on defending Sacramento Basin Water. They both deserve support through membership.
Butte Environmental Council: becnet.org
Aqualliance: http://www.aqualliance.net/index.html
These groups have advocates who are willing to attend agency meetings, participate in environmental/economic review of water projects, and sue the water pirates in courts of law when necessary. The water oligarchy has billions of dollars to fight back. But if we stand together to fight for our regional well being we will prevail!
Yes Jim, Thank You. Leave the water here, fill the lake. If all these rich people down south have the money to buy the water, then they should take their money and build desaltation plants. Why mess with the beauty of Northern Cal. They choise to live down there.
Her-Story

Chico, CA

#12 Feb 14, 2010
Water Rights~ got any? The State is attempting to strip Water, Mineral, Land rights from tribal governments explaining to the Federal Government it's for the protection and welfare of the whole state. It's going to block any local county/city government from having ultimate rights to water over the state. Water is the new gold. It's going to be tricky to survive this one.

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