Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

For Immediate Release:
March 19, 2010  
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553

Boxer Statement on National Academy of Sciences' Review of Delta Water Issues  

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today released a statement on the National Academy of Sciences’ review of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta water issues, which highlighted how rigorous scientific monitoring and data modeling may help provide more flexibility in water supply management in this critical part of the state:

“I am encouraged by the initial review that has been done by the National Academy of Sciences. This study highlights areas where, with careful monitoring, there may be flexibility in how we manage water supplies for the benefit of agricultural communities, fishermen and all stakeholders. I look forward to hearing more from the NAS as they complete their investigation.”

The report released today is the first of two that the National Academy of Sciences will release on the Delta. The second report – which will examine various factors affecting the health of the Delta, including invasive species, urban wastewater discharge, and unscreened diversions – is slated for completion next year.