Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller was among members of the Delta Protection Commission who spoke to the San Diego Union Tribune’s editorial board about local opposition to a state plan to build a pair of tunnels to bypass the delta to export water to other parts of the state, including San Diego.
The U-T asked what the opponents were really looking for. Here’s part of Ruhstaller’s answer:
“We want a solution that works. Regional self-sufficiency … The bottom line is what happens if we go to the fifth or sixth year of a drought? I will tell you if you have those tunnels you will not put any water in them because there will not be any water to put in them.”