THIS JUST IN … Jolting California officials, Trump administration looks to rewrite rules for Delta water

From the Sacramento Bee:

“The Trump administration is trying a bold new tactic to bring more water to Central Valley farmers — one that could come at the expense of millions of urban Southern Californians.

In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation served notice to California officials Aug. 17, stating it wants to renegotiate a landmark 1986 agreement governing the big federal and state water projects and how they pump water through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to their member agencies in southern half of the state.

Reclamation’s efforts could significantly alter the balance of power between the state and federal governments as they share control of the water that flows through the Delta. The estuary is the hub of California’s complex north-to-south water delivery system. … ”

Read more from the Sacramento Bee here:  Jolting California officials, Trump administration looks to rewrite rules for Delta water

 

 

 

 

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