South-of-Delta CVP Allocation Announcement

Many contractors in the CVP are scratching their heads at the latest USBR allocation announcement for South-of-Delta deliveries that was finally released late in the farm planning season.

In the wettest year on record, with approximately 200% of average precipitation, a lot of people are asking questions-

Why is the allocation only 65%?

Why did the announcement come so late?

If this is a record-breaking water year, what will normal years look like?

How can the system be so broken?

Read the responses from some of those impacted:

Westlands Water District

San Luis and Delta Mendota Water Authority

Watch a television interview with a farmer on the topic.

 

 

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