Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

New analysis

State eyes more Sac River water for fish, less for farms

Working Draft Scientific Basis Report for New and Revised Flow Requirements on the Sacramento River and Tributaries, Eastside Tributaries to the Delta, Delta Outflow, and Interior Delta Operations. STATE WATER BOARDS

Sacramento Bee

Signaling a cutback in water supplies for farming and cities, state regulators Wednesday issued a new scientific analysis that proposes overhauling the management of the Sacramento River and devoting more water to Northern California's dwindling fish populations. The State Water Resources Control Board said it's considering allowing much more of the flow from the Sacramento River and its tributaries to wash out into the ocean.


MID proposes counterplan for Merced River flows

Merced Sun-Star

A day after Merced leaders sharply criticized a state plan to boost river flows, the Merced Irrigation District proposed an alternative to the Bay-Delta Plan in hopes of finding a compromise. MID is proposing what it calls the Merced River SAFE Plan. Under the plan, MID would sent more water down the Merced River, but the length and amount of water would be adjusted based on salmon needs.


Stockton water wonks poke holes in flows plan

Stockton Record

A plan to leave more water in streams feeding the San Joaquin River will benefit Delta water exporters while letting the government off the hook for failing to meet water quality standards, San Joaquin County water wonks said Wednesday. Their comments came after a representative from the State Water Resources Control Board presented the new flows plan for the first time in the Stockton area.

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