Thursday, February 7, 2019

Federal Biological Assessment Will Be a Game Changer for California’s Water Landscape

The Bureau of Reclamation released its long-anticipated Biological Assessment this week, triggering a process that will change the way water deliveries are made in California for both the federal and state water projects. The Bureau says the move will maximize water deliveries to water contractors while promoting the survival of salmon and other wild species by applying new scientific methods. Delta advocates, environmental groups and the fishing industry were quick to criticize the assessment. They say the new rules will harm the Bay Delta environment and put even more pressure on endangered fish species struggling to survive. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.