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Capital Press 9/12/08
asked to invalidate Central Valley water contracts
(AP) - Environmentalists are asking a federal judge to invalidate
41 water contracts associated with the Central Valley Water
U.S. District Court Judge Oliver Wanger is set to hear arguments
Friday that the contracts should be rewritten because they were
based on flawed data regarding the effects of water pumping on a
threatened fish that lives in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The judge dismissed that biological opinion last year, and
environmentalists want the new water contracts to be based on the
new opinion, which is scheduled for completion next year.
Southern California farmers already suffering from drought say
they will get less water from the delta if those contracts are
Thursday May 07, 2009 09:14 AM Pacific
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