DWR Raises 2010 Water Delivery Projection


SACRAMENTO—-Citing April’s wintry Sierra storms, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today increased its 2010 allocation of State Water Project deliveries to 30 percent. “The spring storms have been good to California’s snowpack, allowing us to increase our water deliveries to communities, farms and businesses this year,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin. “Still, three years of drought, low reservoir storage and regulatory limits on Delta pumping to protect fish keep our allocations far below average and underscore the need for ongoing conservation across the state.”

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