Thursday evening our city’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Water District, Thom Babcock, will update us on future plans for one of California’s most precious and contentious commodities — water.
Some background provided by Thom: Over the years, the Delta’s ecosystem has deteriorated, and its 1,100-mile levee system is increasingly vulnerable to failure caused by earthquakes, floods and other forces of nature. The decline of the Delta’s ecosystem has led to historic restrictions in water supply deliveries. The result is a pressing two-fold need: improve California’s water reliability and restore the Delta’s fragile ecosystem.
Federal and state officials, water agencies and other interested parties have undertaken a comprehensive effort to fundamentally and systematically improve both the state’s water supply reliability and restore the Delta’s ecosystem. This effort is the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP).
Come and see an overview of the plan at this Thursday’s FACT meeting at the Sizzler on North Harbor Blvd. Social hour starts at 6:00; those wishing to order dinner may do so at 6:30, with the program scheduled to start at 7:00 or shortly thereafter.
The meeting is open to the public. Bring a friend or a neighbor!