Myths of California Water: Virtual Tour

Myth

We can build our way out of California’s water problems with a peripheral canal.

Reality

A peripheral canal can contribute to California’s water supply solutions, but it is not a cure-all in either economic or environmental terms.

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Mokelumne Aqueduct
Delta Waterfowl
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Further Reading

  • Hanak, E., J. Lund, A. Dinar, B. Gray, R. Howitt, J. Mount, P. Moyle, Barton “Buzz” Thompson (2010), “Myths of California Water – Implications and Reality,” West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Vol. 16, No. 1, Winter 2010.
  • Isenberg, P., M. Florian., R.M. Frank, T. McKernan, S. Wright McPeak, W.K. Reilly, R. Seed, 2008. Our Vision for California’s Delta, Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force, Sacramento, California.
  • Lund, J., E. Hanak, W. Fleenor, W. Bennett, R. Howitt, J. Mount, and P. Moyle, Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco, CA, July 2008.
  • Moyle, P.B. and W.A. Bennett (2008), “The Future of the Delta Ecosystem and Its Fish,” Technical Appendix to Lund, J., et al., Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco, CA. August.