Myths vs. Facts: 2019 Biological Opinions for Long-Term Operations of the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project

In October of 2019, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released new biological opinions (BiOps) analyzing the operation of the Federal Central Valley Project (CVP) and the California State Water Project (SWP). Following the release of the BiOps, there were numerous inaccurate characterizations of the opinions. Below are facts about the BiOps and comments from independent peer reviewers.


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