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Ambitious Calif. river restoration problem plagued

Coalition response…The restoration of the San Joaquin River is not going as planned. Cost overruns, financing difficulties, delays in constructing needed projects and operational efforts that have resulted in farmland being flooded have plagued the restoration plan. Cannon Michael’s suggestion should be given serious consideration. The “wait and see” attitude articulated by the fishery agency representative may be a significant part of the problem. Federal agencies have the luxury of time and little accountability for deadlines. Farmers do not.

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