Imagine more water flowing through the Delta during dry years, and a habitat restoration for endangered species. That’s what Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing in a new approach to reach agreements with water agencies—rather than issuing rules that are often challenged in court.
Carlos Romero, president of the Stockton Chapter of the California Striped Bass Association, said he used to fish in the Stockton area but the fish are becoming harder to find.
“Now I’ve got to go farther and farther out,” he said. “I’ve got to go all the way out to Rio Vista, even farther just get stripers and you can’t even find them out there anymore. The baitfish, the shad are dying out, we got a mess out there.”
Part of Newsom's plan would increase the water flow through the Delta during dry years and restore 60-thousand acres of habitat for endangered species and other environmental improvements.
Newsom wants to double the salmon population by 2050.
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