Following the lead of several California congress members, a coalition of farm groups is pushing back on a joint plan between state and federal wildlife agencies to rescind biological opinions for Delta flows.
The pandemic, drought and port congestion are a few of the issues farmers are already dealing with, according to a coalition letter sent to the agencies on Tuesday.
“We implore you to work together to alleviate these extreme circumstances, rather than exacerbate them,” reads the letter.
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The groups support coordinated operations with the water projects but oppose the “unprecedented and unvetted interim” plans for next year that were filed in a legal case earlier this month.
Meanwhile, conservation and sportfishing groups are suing to halt water transfers to south-of-Delta contractors, according to the San Joaquin Valley Sun. They argue transferring water in late fall harms fish populations during spawning season. The lawsuit is the latest in a years-long battle over water transfers.