California Water Board Proposes Water Cuts To Increase River Flows

(September 16, 2016, 1:16 PM EDT) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California State Water Resources Control Board on Sept. 15 released a revised draft of its Bay-Delta Plan that would reduce the amount of water than can be diverted from the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers in favor of increased water for in-stream fish.

(Revised plan available. Document #95-161013-003X.)

In a press release, the board says the revised draft “proposes increasing flows for fish and wildlife and adjusts the salinity requirements to a slightly higher level to reflect updated scientific knowledge.”

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