Agencies Send Emergency Request to Calif. Board
The Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation recently sent a letter to the California State Water Resources Control Board asking for emergency modifications to certain Delta flow standards for the month of February.
The two agencies are asking for temporary relief because of the current and projected impact the state's drought is having on fish and wildlife and urban and agricultural beneficial uses.
The request can be found at http://www.water.ca.gov/news/archive.
The Department of Water Resources operates and maintains the State Water Project, provides dam safety and flood control and inspection services, assists local water districts in water management and water conservation planning, and plans for future statewide water needs.