Thursday’s Top of the Scroll: California water board backs plan to increase river flows
A state board on Wednesday approved a contentious proposal to boost water flows through a Central California river, a move that would increase habitat for salmon but deliver less water to farmers and cities such as San Francisco. The plan under consideration by the Water Resources Control Board would alter management of the Lower San Joaquin River and three tributaries to address what environmental groups say is a crisis in the delta that empties into San Francisco Bay.
- The Modesto Bee: State board approves controversial river flows. What’s the next step for MID, TID?
- San Francisco Chronicle: San Francisco, other Bay Area cities will see water supply cuts under new plan
- Los Angeles Times: State water board demands more water for fish
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- California Department of Water Resources: State’s comprehensive plan to improve flows for fisheries
- Northern California Water Association: Statement on Voluntary Agreements – Sacramento River Basin, A Comprehensive Restoration Strategy for the Bay-Delta Watershed