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Opinion: Without agreements on water, California needs to set new objectives and protections for Delta

Water Education Foundation –

Voluntary agreements governing the Delta’s resources crumbled recently, after the state’s largest water districts walked away from the table. Their reason: California sued the Trump administration over its new Endangered Species Act plan because it weakens protections for endangered species, including Chinook Salmon. But the collapse of these discussions doesn’t mean the San Francisco Bay estuary should remain in limbo.