Wednesday Top of the Scroll: California’s new Delta water rules don’t end conflict with Washington
The rules take the form of a state Fish and Wildlife Department permit that will govern State Water Project deliveries from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta… But the permit does not explicitly control the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project, which exports Delta water to San Joaquin Valley farms. That means the two big government pumping operations will likely adhere to different standards — possibly allowing the federal project to boost deliveries at the expense of the state project.
- Courthouse News Service: California moves forward with water project without federal guidance
- Associated Press: California rules anger water agencies, environmental groups
- Natural Resources Defense Council: Blog: The Trump plan to decimate California’s salmon
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife: News release: CDFW Issues Permit to DWR for Long-Term Operations of the State Water Project