California’s inner-struggle for common sense on water
As you have probably heard, initial 2020 water allocations have been announced by the Bureau of Reclamation for Central Valley Project contractors.
For agriculture, north-of-Delta is currently allocated 50 percent of their contract while south-of-Delta ag users will receive is 15 percent.
Friant Class 1 users initial allocation is 20 percent while Class 2 is zero. Wildlife refuges will receive 100% while the San Joaquin Restoration Program will receive just under 71,000 acre-feet of water.
Other allocations cover senior water right holders and municipal and industrial uses.
It’s critical to note that reservoir levels and snowpack are not great but are also nowhere near the terrible levels of 2014 and 2015.
Historical data tells us not to discount the months of March and April in regards to additional rain and snow. Spikes and drops are great for headlines and are nothing new – but the averages hold for a reason.
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