Adoption of flow report marks latest delta development

The adoption of a controversial flow report by the State Water Resources Control Board last week marked the most recent in a series of developments involving the state’s water supplies and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. During the past two weeks, the federal government awarded a contract for a project to improve flexibility in water deliveries from the delta, and a gubernatorial appointment filled out a council charged with developing a plan for delta management.

In addition, another session of the National Academy of Sciences committee charged with reviewing the scientific underpinnings for decisions related to restoring the delta ecosystem and ensuring water supply reliability convened in Sacramento last month, and government agencies continue processes that also have bearing on water supply and delta environmental conditions.

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