The pushback from Democratic allies and the GOP comes as Biden administration officials seek to throw out Trump-era rules boosting water deliveries to the Central Valley and Southern California.
State and Federal water officials have petitioned a judge to order a one-year temporary plan governing California’s two water arteries, throwing out years of work encapsulated in 2019 environmental rules.
Construction to repair a critical stretch of the Friant-Kern Canal will soon be underway, water officials announced Thursday.
Just two years after the Trump administration delivered sweeping changes to California’s water delivery system with major benefit to the San Joaquin Valley, the Biden administration is is seeking a reversal.
The prospect of minimal rainfall next winter opens the door for California to force mandatory restrictions for its residents in 2022.