Drought a Regulation Issue

While California farmers and growers are facing difficult choices with their crops due to the lack of rain and lack of irrigation water this year, Congress is having its own battles over federal court decisions related to the Endangered Species Act, which requires limiting water transfers to the federal Central Valley Project and the State Water Project in order to protect the delta

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — While California farmers and growers are facing difficult choices with their crops due to the lack of rain and lack of irrigation water this year, Congress is having its own battles over federal court decisions related to the Endangered Species Act, which requires limiting water transfers to the federal Central Valley Project and the State Water Project in order to protect the delta smelt, an endangered fish species native to the Sacramento Delta.

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