The California State Water Resources Control Board has submitted their proposal of amendments to the Bay-Delta Plan to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for review and approval.
Their submittal to the EPA is the culmination of a decade of hearings and studies.
Thousands of people submitted comments. Public workshops were held throughout the state.
A statewide coalition of water users and stakeholders, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California Department of Water Resources, and a letter from Governors Brown and Newsom were ignored while the Board moved forward with their plans.
After all of this, their submittal to the EPA amounted to little more than a few paragraphs and a graph.
They forgot to mention the 40-60% unimpaired flows they will take from tributaries to the Lower San Joaquin River and send to the ocean. Water that was previously supporting cities and farms.