The decision by the state's 3rd District Court of Appeal threatened to delay Gov. Jerry Brown's project, saying that such an intrusion on private property without permission violates the California Constitution. The multi-billion-dollar proposal would send fresh water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to Central and Southern California.
Nancy Vogel of the state's Department of Water Resources said Friday that officials anticipated such obstacles and won't be delayed.
Some 150 property owners sued the state. The Sacramento Bee reports that state officials will likely ask the California Supreme Court to review the ruling.
The California State Water Resources Control Board says the proposal will prevent an ecological crisis, including the total collapse of fisheries. Farmers contend it will impact how much food they can grow.
Some call Sherman Island 'Kite Paradise" because of its warm, reliable winds.
Multiple records were again broken Thursday as temperatures in the region soared well above 100 degrees as they have for the past week. Where's the Delta Breeze?
Most of San Joaquin County’s Delta rivers and waterways are now closed to recreational boating. High waters and fragile levees make the order necessary.
A new strategy to improve conditions for Northern California's endangered Delta smelt appears to be working. That's the word from state and federal wildlife officials today. Scientists are trying to boost the smelt's food supply.