Want to Prevent California’s Katrina?
Grow a Marsh
By: Moises Velasquez-Manoff,
Bay Nature Magazine, Sept 16, 2019
Subsidence is a problem in the Delta because much of the water that irrigates the Central Valley, and that many Californians depend on for drinking water, is pumped through a sprawling network of canals from the Delta. A large enough breach of those levees—especially if it affected many of the Delta’s 57 islands simultaneously—could hamper the flow of fresh water to the Central Valley, leaving huge swaths of the state without usable water for months, even years. Click here to read the full article (web link).