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Cities may get just 5% of Delta water requests next year

Coalition response…Bill Jennings continues to beat the drum with the same message that others need to cut back on water use in order to protect the Delta. This may be a “news flash” for him but others have already cut back. In fact, San Joaquin Valley farms have been cutting back for 20 years thanks to federal regulations intended to help fish that have been largely ineffective. How can Jennings, or anyone else for that matter, justify the same old path when it obviously isn’t working? Is their priority helping fish or is it putting farmers out of business? If its fish you would think they would devote their energy to finding a solution that really works.

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