Restore the Delta Announces Release of Over Troubled Waters

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For those waiting for the release of “Over Troubled Waters”, the wait is over come Aug. 8 with the premier in Sacramento. The documentary is about the Peripheral Canal and why it must be stopped.

Regardless of if you are a canal supporter or not, the film should cause one to stop, pause, and think about this project a bit longer and realize its a bad idea.

You can view the trailer for the film by visiting their website:

Here is the official press release that went out today.

STOCKTON, CA – Restore the Delta (RTD) announced today its release of “Over Troubled Waters,” a documentary film narrated by Ed Begley, Jr. RTD announced an Aug. 8 Sacramento premier and screenings in Northern and Southern California.

“Governor Brown is about to reignite California’s water war, and it appears we’ll be refighting the old battle over a Peripheral Canal, but this time it’s a tunnel. The governor is set to propose two 33-foot-diameter peripheral tunnels that would carry part of the Sacramento River’s flow underneath the Delta for 37 miles to the California Aqueduct. The total cost is unknown; the financing unsecured, and the only certainty is water customers will pay billions and billions in increased rates,” said Restore the Delta Executive Director Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla. “It is disappointing that the governor is preparing to throw himself behind a 19th century approach to a 21st century water problem. Gov. Brown lost this battle when voters rejected the canal in 1982. His retooled peripheral canal, now costing more than $50 billion in today’s dollars, would likely meet the same fate. There’s a better solution. California can divert less water from the Delta and still meet its water needs by investing in water efficiency, water recycling, new technologies, and improved groundwater and storm water management.”

“Over Troubled Waters,” Restore the Delta’s long-awaited documentary, narrated by Ed Begley Jr., will have its premier at Sacramento’s Crest Theater on August 8, 2012.  Many special guests will be in attendance. A second Northern California screening will be held on August 20, 2012 at the Empire Theater in Stockton. Congressman Jerry McNerney will kick off that evening’s festivities.

The Southern California premiere will be held on August 28th at the Landmark Theater in Westwood.  Ed Begley Jr. will be the honored special guest at this first Southern California screening.

Tickets will be on sale via the Restore the Delta website starting July 17, 2012 for $10.00.  DVD’s will be made available to community groups for screenings over the next few weeks, and will be made available for sale shortly thereafter.

Restore the Delta is a 7000-member grassroots organization committed to making the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fishable, swimmable, drinkable, and farmable to benefit all of California. Restore the Delta works to improve water quality so that fisheries and farming can thrive together again in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla
Restore the Delta
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.restorethedelta.org

 

Film synopsis according to their website 

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas, is a national treasure being squandered by greed. In this visually rich documentary, Ed Begley, Jr. narrates the story of the battle being fought by the people of the Delta to protect the region they love and to encourage saner water policies for the Golden State and all the people of California. Here you will see the powerful forces arrayed against the Delta and the history of promises broken by the government. Here you will see the habitat, fisheries, farming, and communities that are threatened by the mistaken ideas that drive California’s water policy today. And here you will see common-sense, affordable solutions that can lead to true water security for California in the 21st century.


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