Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 5, 2018

As Fish Disappear, Trump Administration Seeks To Pump More California Water South

The Sacramento Bee reports

The Trump administration, teeing up a fight with California regulators, is trying to pump more water through the fragile Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the southern half of the state despite fresh evidence of the estuary’s shrinking fish population.

A proposal by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to “maximize water deliveries” represents the administration’s first concrete effort to make good on a promise Donald Trump made while campaigning for the presidency in Fresno, where he vowed to deliver more water to San Joaquin Valley farmers and derided protections for endangered fish species.

Read full story at Trump tries to increase pumping through Sacramento Delta | The Sacramento Bee


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