Delta's emergency drought salinity barrier complete

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Delta's emergency drought salinity barrier complete

Postby WB Staff » Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:12 pm

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After three weeks of round-the-clock work, the emergency drought salinity barrier (EDSB) was completed in late June. The barrier will help prevent saltwater contamination of water supplies used by millions of Californians who rely on Delta-based federal and state water projects for at least some of their water supplies.

“Keeping saltwater from intruding into the central Delta is essential as a large portion of the state’s fresh water for urban and agricultural use goes through this part of the Delta,” said Ted Craddock, Deputy Director for the State Water Project.

The emergency barrier will also help conserve critical water supplies in upstream reservoirs for later use by avoiding the need to send large volumes of water into the Delta to repel salinity this summer.

You can read more on DWR's completing the installation of emergency salinity drought barrier here: https://water.ca.gov/News/Blog/2021/Jul ... ht-Barrier

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Re: Delta's emergency drought salinity barrier complete

Postby gabuelhaj » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:49 am

This is a huge mistake. The engineers put it in the wrong place, it should have been the other side of Tracy before the pumps and canals, not before it. They must have had the map upside down..... Mind boggling.......

Good luck!
Glenn Abuelhaj


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