These are dicey times for folks without AND with water rights in California. The Governor and Legislature are still resolved to solve the California water crisis. The solutions look likely to rest on our shoulders.
About two years ago – compared by Liz Bass to Goliath facing down David – San Francisco informed our Board they were going after additional water from the Tuolumne River. That’s not so likely now. They can expect less. Us too.
SF will exhaust itself and considerable resources to make some sort of a deal. We can only hope Tuolumne County and Groveland don’t get further sold down the river (pun intended) in the process.
This deepens our concern for watersheds of origin, expressed here a few weeks ago. If SF is scrambling, how worried should we be?
And why does Assemblyman Jared Huffman say there’s no language in the bills to threaten watersheds of origin and then say they can’t put protective language in because then we’d all want it? We’re rural, not stupid.
Read yesterday’s front page article in the Chronicle: