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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2007 | Eric Bailey
Volunteer anglers saved more than 6,000 fish that were among tens of thousands left stranded following repair work to a levee on an island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, officials said Monday. Volunteers used nets, buckets and a long pipe to funnel the fish over the levee and back into delta waters.
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April 8, 1987 | Associated Press
Legislation that would force the Deukmejian Administration to move quickly to increase water shipments to Southern and Central California was approved Tuesday by a Senate committee dominated by lawmakers from those areas. By lopsided votes, the Agriculture and Water Committee passed three bills by its chairman, Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1987
Reference is made to your Oct. 4 editorial, "Please, No More Fiascoes." Needless to say, your editorial staff and I disagree. Let me explain why. Words like consensus and compromise have a calming effect. They create the impression that all sides can sit down and resolve an issue--on the surface, a very plausible approach. With regard to water transfer, it is almost an impossible task. Take it from someone who has been there. One should not give one's opponents everything they want at one's own expense and wait with baited breath for some great expectation at some future date.
NEWS
February 11, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
A compromise bill to finance $120 million in flood control and levee rehabilitation work during the next decade in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta sailed out of an Assembly committee Wednesday and went to the floor. The bill, by Sen. Daniel E. Boatwright (D-Concord), cleared the Ways and Means Committee on a unanimous vote in what appears to be a fast track to the desk of Gov. George Deukmejian.
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December 27, 1998 | From Associated Press
Growth along the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could drive up the cost of drinking water while reducing its quality for residents from the East Bay to San Diego, some water officials say. State and local officials are trying to agree on how to save California's largest source of drinking water, which supplies 22 million people. The fight has focused on how to ensure that water supplies are divided fairly among farmers, cities and aquatic wildlife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1987
Your editorial "Delta Wearing Thin" (Nov. 18) brought out the very reasons why I have for several years been attempting to gain legislative approval for a concerted 10-year, $100-million effort to rehabilitate the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta levee system. Delta water flows into the homes of 16 million Californians, and all of us, whether from the north or south, have a stake in preserving and upgrading the levees. When the levees break water quality for all of us suffers from salt water intrusion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2014 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders unveiled a proposed $687.4-million drought-relief package Wednesday to free up water supplies and aid Californians facing financial ruin because of the state's prolonged dry spell. The proposal would provide millions of dollars to clean up drinking water, improve conservation and make irrigation systems more efficient. It would increase penalties for those who illegally divert water. The plan also contains money for emergency food and housing for those out of work because of the drought, including farmworkers, and to provide emergency drinking water to communities in need.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2010 | By Bettina Boxall
Despite a return to normal snowpack and precipitation this winter, state officials said water shortages will continue this summer and urged continued conservation efforts. The Department of Water Resources on Thursday slightly increased allocations in the state system that helps supply urban Southern California. Managers said they might be able to raise projected deliveries again next month but warned that they expect the final numbers to be no more than last year -- about 40% of full allocation, which prompted rationing in many Southland cities, including Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2014 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO - Forget farmers vs. fishermen - or south state vs. north state. California's current water war is being waged most intensely by farmers against fellow farmers. It's a Central Valley civil war. And within that vast food-producing region - Bakersfield to Redding - it's the San Joaquin Valley vs. the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Southern California is a paying participant, siding with the San Joaquin, but in a less combative role. Its goal is to ensure a more reliable flow of delta water over the Tehachapi.
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