Lloyd G. Carter, born and raised in Fresno, former journalist, and current Cailfornia deputy attorney general in the Criminal Division, spoke here at OSU on 28 October 2009 about California's Water Mess: Is Anyone Doing Anything Right?
I'm glad I finally got the chance to meet, hear, and have dinner with him. Fascinating guy - an ambulatory encyclopedia of California water issues and fact. And stories!
Interesting factoid from Lloyd: Sacramento, Modesto, and Fresno don't have residential water meters.
Check out his blog/WWW site, The Chronicles of the Hydraulic Brotherhood.
From that site:
Lloyd G. Carter, former UPI and Fresno Bee reporter, has been writing about California water issues for more than 35 years. He is President of the California Save Our Streams Council. He is also a board member of the Underground Gardens Conservancy and host of a monthly radio show on KFCF, 88.1 FM in Fresno.This is his personal blog site and contains archives of his news career as well as current articles, radio commentaries, and random thoughts.
Here is the video's URL.
"We need more water. We need more storage. We need to build more storage, and we have to build conveyance, the canal, all of those kinds of things . I know the environmentalists don't like to create and talk even about conveyance. They don't like that. And they don't like to build more water storage. I understand it when you come from their point of view. They were up there in my office. We were all talking yesterday about it. They want to do another five-year study. There is no more study. We have studied this subject to death." -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), 14 June 2007
“I have just one statistic, one only, and that is 25 million people depend on Delta water for the drinking water of the state. And the probability of a big earthquake over 6.7 is 75% in the next 30 years. And if that were to happen, there are all indications that the Delta would collapse, the water would be gone, there would be no water for drinking, there would be no water for agriculture, there would be no water for fish, marsh, ecosystems.” -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), 2007.