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3 Groups Sue

May 21, 2020

ICYMI: Lawsuit Challenges Federal Water Contracts That Imperil Delta, Fish, Wildlife:  “Three environmental groups sued the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation today to dispute the award of permanent federal water contracts to water users supplied by the Central Valley Project.  The Central Valley Project is one of the world’s largest water storage and delivery systems. It includes 20 reservoirs, about 500 miles of canals and aqueducts, and two pumping plants. The project has caused widespread environmental damage by reducing freshwater flows in the San Francisco Bay-Delta, blocking salmon migration and killing wildlife with toxic runoff from irrigated farmland. Such diversions “reduce freshwater flows through the Delta causing and worsening harmful algal blooms (HABs) which threaten the public health of those drinking, fishing in, or swimming in, Delta waters, or inhaling the air near Delta waters,” the complaint states. … ”  Read more from Maven's Notebook here: ICYMI: Lawsuit Challenges Federal Water Contracts That Imperil Delta, Fish, Wildlife

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