Federal Plan Advances to Address Salinity Drainage Issues in the Western San Joaquin Valley
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On Friday, March 9, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (the Bureau) released the San Luis Drainage Feature Re-Evaluation Record of Decision, which was prepared to resolve a lawsuit by identifying a strategy for meeting federal planning criteria and provide agricultural drainage service to the San Luis Unit of the Central Valley Project. After analyzing various alternatives, the Bureau identified a drainage plan to provide relief for 379,000 acres of salt-impaired lands in the western San Joaquin Valley (the Plan). Parties to the lawsuit continue to discuss an alternative proposal.
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