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California lawmakers should not procrastinate on water plan
California lawmakers should not procrastinate on water plan

How soon people forget: One spring day just three years ago so much water was rampaging down the Sacramento River nobody knew where to put it. All reservoirs up and down the Central Valley were full. Oh, if only there was more storage space, Sacramento Republicans cried. Darned anti-dam liberals. Tree-hugging environmentalists. Roughly four acre-feet of water — enough to supply eight families for a year — was tumbling past the state capital every second. All this water was rolling through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta into San Francisco Bay and out the Golden Gate to sea. All the water was not wasted, of course. Much of it was — always is — needed...

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