Plan to Dump Runoff In Delta Dropped

Controversial plan to drain agricultural runoff into the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is rejected.

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June 29, 2000, 8:10 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


Officials from the Department of the Interior say the plan to dump selenium-tainted water into the Delta near Antioch would "present very serious environmental problems." Agricultural irrigators in the Central Valley proposed the plan 30 years ago to drain wastewater from their fields to the Delta. The plan was revived earlier this year when a federal judge ruled that the state was responsible for providing drainage to the farmland.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Thursday, June 29, 2000 in The San Francisco Chronicle

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