San Luis & Delta Mendota Water Authority
(The following is a statement by Executive Director Dan Nelson of the San Luis & Delta Mendota Water Authority regarding the federal announcement today of water delivery cutbacks.)
Federal regulations shatter water delivery system
“We recognize the last three months have been dry but the current system that delivers water through the Delta was designed to handle periods of drought. We have seen that happen successfully many times before and surely the 50-year-old system needs modernizing.
“However, current federal regulations hoping to protect fish are at the heart of today’s chronic water shortages and have shattered the reliability that the delivery system once offered. These regulations are overreaching, ineffective and must be addressed.”