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Monday, August 9, 2010

Finally, the state's water experts say what politicians fear to say...

Now we know how much water needs to flow

7/23/2010--This week, the California Water Resources Control Board released a draft report identifying increased water flows needed to protect fisheries and water quality in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary.

According to Mike Taugher of the Bay Area News Group, "The key finding is that of all the snowmelt and rain that falls into the Delta's watershed, which covers 40 percent of California, about 75 percent of it should be allowed to flow through the Delta into San Francisco Bay."

"Today, only about 50 percent of the flow passes through the Delta on average as nearly all of California taps into its rivers and the Delta itself."

http://restorethedelta.org/?p=395

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