Monday Top of the Scroll: California drought – Key talks over water use break down, S.F. may face tighter regulation
For nearly three years, some of California’s biggest water users, including San Francisco, have been quietly meeting with the state to figure out how much water they should be taking from the San Joaquin River and its tributaries. The talks were launched to prevent some of California’s mightiest rivers from drying up, and keep fish populations from disappearing, while still allowing cities and farms to draw the supplies they need. The vision was nothing short of a grand compromise on divvying up California’s water. But late last week, the state conceded the negotiations had failed.
- CalMatters: Opinion - Farmers lose two skirmishes in California water war
- Turlock Journal: State ends voluntary agreements with local water districts