Water War Counterattack

The public counterattack in the San Joaquin Valley's newest water war surfaces as Kern County confront Westlands Water District.

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August 15, 2000, 9:30 AM PDT

By Laura Kraft

The federal government could settle the issue easily -- federal officials could manage the Central Valley Project to send more water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta so Westlands would have its full federal allotment of irrigation water. Since the early 1990s, federal environmental regulation has forced more Northern California river water flowing out of the Delta into the ocean so dying fisheries could rebound. As a result, Westlands' 1.15 million acre-foot federal allotment has been almost cut in half in many years.

Thanks to Laura Krafft

Tuesday, August 15, 2000 in The Fresno Bee


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