California’s Republican congressional delegation, led by House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, has opened up a new front in the state’s ongoing water wars, urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to support the expansion of the Shasta Dam. … The letter says that there has been no “objective, scientific analysis” that raising the dam 18.5 feet would impact the free-flowing condition of the McCloud. In light of Newsom’s recently stated goal of increasing above-and below-ground water storage by 3.7 million acre-feet, the letter makes three recommendations to the governor.
- The Sacramento Bee: Opinion: As California drought worsens, Sites Reservoir a key water project