‘It’s not regulation’

You hear a lot these days about environmental regulations curtailing water exports from the Delta.

But the primary reason for the widely reported shortages?


Mercury News reporter Paul Rogers asked the Department of Water Resources’ Mark Cowin on a conference call today to place in context what percent of the pumping restrictions this year have been based on the lack of rain, and what percent have been based on environmental regulations to protect fish.

Cowin couldn’t put a precise number on it — not yet.

But, he said: “The great majority of water shortage this year is purely a basis of drought. It’s not regulation. Even without regulations, we would have very dry conditions this year.”

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Rules. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or fill out this form.
  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Latest Tweets