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Lets Discuss Tuolumne River Flow and the Delta
September 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join the Sierra Club for a discussion with our policy director Peter Drekmeier. Snacks and socializing are at 7:00-7:20 PM followed by the presentation from Peter.
Last December, the State Water Board adopted new instream flow standards for the Tuolumne and other rivers. If implemented, water agencies would have to leave 40% of the unimpaired flow in the rivers between February and June of each year.
Water agencies, including the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and Valley Water (formerly the Santa Clara Valley Water District) quickly sued to block the plan. On a parallel track, the water agencies are pursuing Voluntary Agreements that would provide significantly fewer environmental benefits and would replace the Bay Delta Plan.
Peter Drekmeier, Policy Director of the Tuolumne River Trust, joined the Trust in August 2007. He was raised in Palo Alto on Hetch Hetchy water; Peter knows the Bay Area well. In 1990 he founded Bay Area Action (now Acterra) and has coordinated two international Earth Day campaigns. He has extensive experience working on land use initiatives. Peter is a whitewater rafting guide and a former mayor of Palo Alto.
Come get the latest news and find out how you can be involved.