Why would taxpayers invest $2.6 billion to increase our water supply by 0.1 percent when there are significantly cheaper methods to increase it by 10 percent? That’s what the Bureau of Reclamation (BR) recommends.
BR is proposing to build the Temperance Flat Dam (TFD) across the San Joaquin River, costing $2.6 billion with an additional $121 million annually for operation. TFD’s long-term average annual yield would be 61,000 - 87,000 acre feet (af); only .01 percent additional supply, co...
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