Thursday, February 06, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new goal of doubling the state's dwindling salmon population by 2050. He also made the case for a deal between water users and the state aimed at preserving water quality in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. In a CALMatters op-ed, Newsom argued that "voluntary agreements" on the Delta aimed at improving flows for endangered salmon and steelhead trout are the best path forward. Newsom has thrown his weight behind them as an alternative to mandatory water-supply cuts to cities and agricultural users that he argues will be tied up in litigation for years.