California shifts water from farms, cities to fish. But a Jerry Brown compromise plan isn’t dead.
By Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee
California shifts water from farms, cities to fish. But a Jerry Brown compromise plan isn’t dead. (December 12, 2018)
Despite an epic last-minute, $1.7 billion compromise agreement announced Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the State Water Resources Control Board voted Wednesday to reallocate billions of gallons of San Joaquin River water from farms and cities to revive struggling fish populations. Farms and cities throughout the Central Valley would surrender up to 700,000 acre-feet of water and $800 million to help fish populations through habitat improvements, and California would contribute $900 million, using water-bond proceeds and other sources.
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