Legislature rejects study of peripheral canal alternative

By Alex Breitler
Record Staff Writer
May 31, 2010 12:00 AM

The Legislature will not consider the latest alternative to a peripheral canal: a proposal to build gates, barriers and fish screens to protect both the ecosystem and the reliability of the water supply for much of California.

Lawmakers on Friday declined to move forward a bill by Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, R-Ceres, requiring study and analysis of the so-called Delta Corridors Plan. The plan is supported by Delta farmers, San Joaquin County and some environmentalists.

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