Placer Leaders Highlight Dangers of Bay Delta Conservation Plan to Sacramento Region

LEADERS URGE GOVERNOR TO MAKE PLAN BENEFICIAL FOR ALL THE STATE

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Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan, left, and Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, right, sign pledge to protect Folsom Lake water.

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Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, speaks to attendees at an event at a low Folsom Lake.

GRANITE BAY – Standing in the lake bed of Folsom Lake, Placer County leaders today criticized the current Bay Delta Conservation Plan and urged state leaders to modify it so it doesn’t just benefit one part of the state.

 Officials fear the plan, while increasing reliability of water to Southern California, will force Folsom Lake water to be sent to the Delta – leaving the Sacramento area with a virtually empty Folsom Lake.

“We need a strategy for the entire state … a plan that benefits everyone so that all Californians can prosper,” said Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin. Gaines was joined by Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan, Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler, Roseville Vice Mayor Carol Garcia, Placer County Water Agency Directors Gray Allen and Robert Dugan as well as officials from the San Juan Water District.

In particular, officials pointed out that the current Bay Delta Conservation Plan anticipates that Folsom Lake will be a “dead pool” one out of every 10 years – meaning that there will be no water to pump to the Sacramento area communities that rely on it for water.

Local officials are urging Sacramento region officials to join their effort by visiting http://www.protectourfolsomwater.com/

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