After reviewing the for planning, organizational structure/funding, etc., I've come to the conclusion that if the plan is implemented, the Delta will cease to exist as we know it. At the highest conceptual level, the water conveyance and related needs will amount to a footprint of about 5,700 acres. At the same time, restoration promises to destroy, then restore 65,000 acres over a 20 year period for a cost of approximately $1.5 billion. I can see it now.... Golf courses on each and every island.
One of the features appears to be to acquire farmlands behind Delta levees and raise them using dirt from borrow pits (and maybe for what's produced from tunneling). I'm wondering how raising Delta islands to sea level changes the risk of destruction thru potential earthquakes. Wouldn't liquifaction still occur in the peat that makes up the base??? Complicated stuff.
Last edited by Darian; 03-30-2012 at 10:44 PM.
H. L. Mencken was rumored to have once said, Democracy, the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. (paraphrased)