This meeting is so important for the general public to attend. People need to be there to represent the public trust doctrine for the protection (not the taking) of California’s water resources.
Typically the wine industry goes to these meetings to advocate for their individual or collective interests in taking the water resources, not protecting them for wildlife, including fish, and swimming, boating, and other recreation. We need to speak to that. If we can match their numbers, we have a chance for meaningful protection policies. Otherwise, the streams will continue to dwindle in flow.
It seems to come down to: Do we want all of our water turned into wine? We already have a wine glut, so enough is enough. Let’s keep our streams flowing!
HEARING: PROPOSED POLICY FOR MAINTAINING INSTREAM FLOWS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COASTAL STREAMS
The State Water Resources Control Board will hold a public hearing to Receive Comments and to Consider Adopting a proposed Policy for Maintaining Instream Flows in Northern California Coastal Streams
The Public Hearing will commence on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Coastal Hearing Room Joe Serna, Jr./Cal-EPA Building 1001 I Street, Sacramento