Cal Senate hearing next week on Delta water report

The California Senate Select Committee on Delta Conservation, Conveyance and Governance, chaired by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, on Monday will listen to and question the scientists who wrote a report that says less water should be diverted from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta if the estuary is to be restored.

It’s the first hearing by lawmakers since the State Water Control Board adopted a staff report on water flows in the Delta, the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Western Hemisphere – and the major water source for 23 million Californians.

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