A little late, but still worth noting: On December 15, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service revised a biological opinion for the Delta Smelt that determined cutbacks on water deliveries to Southern California from both the State Water Project and from the Central Valley. Articles, background information and responses from within the water industry are after the break:
- Read an editorial piece co-authored by Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Director Bill Robinson for The San Bernadino County Sun
- Press Release from the State Water Contractors: Water Exports to Southern California at Stake
- Statement by Metropolitan Water District’s General Manager, Jeff Kightlinger.
- Exports could be reduced up to 50%. See statements from Department of Water Resources Director Lester Snow, and ACWA (Association of California Water Agencies) Director Timothy Quinn.
- From Earth Justice News: State and Federal Water Project Operators Must Protect Native Fish from Extinction
- From the Los Angeles Times: US Tightens the Tap on Water from Northern California
- From the source: US Fish & Wildlife Service Delta Update