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  •  yep - you have nailed it. When mr.goo's folks (2+ / 0-)
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    bought the property on Sherman Island - it was planted in Tomatoes and Asparagus. As part of the CVP/SWP mitigation - DWR acquired most of Sherman Island. They said they would put a pipeline in for fresh water from Emmaton for the farmers. Never happened. And the salinity station moved north from Emmaton to the Three Mile Slough Bridge.  And North Delta Water Agency sold Sherman Island the fuck out in 1981 for their rock solid water contract. Even though we still pay a property tax assessment to NDWA. So the water around Sherman Island is now too salty for row crops. The only reason BDCP gave a seat at the table for NDWA is that contract. That f'n contract is the ONLY thing protecting the north delta/Rio Vista from salt water. That contract is a thing of beauty in it's simplicity. If you read the BDCP documents - they are desperately wanting to move X2 (the salt water line) from Chipps Island further inland.

    I apologize to anybody reading this comment and going - WTF? There is no way to simplify this. The devil is in the details. I guess what I would suggest is to ask - where does MY water come from??  

    if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

    by mrsgoo on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 10:17:38 PM PDT

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    •  got whales? (0+ / 0-)

      why is it such a "mystery" that every so often a young whale loses its way in migration and swims up the Carquinez straits into Delta waters?

      "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

      by Sybil Liberty on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 06:44:40 AM PDT

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      •  LOL!!! It seems we do occasionally! (0+ / 0-)

        if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

        by mrsgoo on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 12:18:20 AM PDT

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