‘Significantly adversely affected’

Twin tunnels comments continue to surface, with the deadline barely two weeks away.

The Delta Stewardship Council has posted its draft comments, which will be discussed at the council’s meeting Thursday and Friday. Here’s the letter. Additional supporting documents are available here (look for documents associated with Item 9).

I won’t summarize everything council staff has to say here, but of particular interest to Stockton-area folks might be a concern for water quality within the Delta, which will be “significantly adversely affected” and “may require upgrades to water treatment facilities.”

There’s also a lot of discussion about impacts on Delta agriculture and recreation.

“The ten or more years of conveyance construction will result in the long-term reduction of recreational opportunities and experiences in the Delta both on land and in water,” the council’s draft letter says. “Traffic delays, disturbance, noise and water quality impacts may reduce visits to, or prevent access to specific recreational sites. This, in turn, may cause local recreation related businesses to suffer or close from reduced spending…”

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