California governor starts another battle over water and salmon
March 1, 2023
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Weeks after powerful storms dumped 32 trillion gallons of rain and snow on California, state officials and environmental groups in the drought-ravaged state are grappling with what to do with all of that water.
State rules say when it rains and snows a lot in California, much of that water must go into the rivers to act as a conveyor belt to carry tens of thousands of endangered baby salmon into the Pacific Ocean.
But last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom asked state regulators to temporarily change those rules. He said the drought has been so severe it would b...
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