Louvers at the Skinner Fish Facility in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta divert most fish away from pumps that lift water into the California Aqueduct. Decades of fights among government and water agencies, environmentalists and farmers, in courtrooms and conference rooms have culminated in the Bay Delta Plan, which will soon be open to public debate.
Yesterday, California republican congressmen Devin Nunes, David Valadao and Kevin McCarthy introduced a bill aimed at repealing efforts to connect the to the San Francisco Bay.
This is effectively heating up the fight — maybe to a boiling point — between Northern California and the Central Valley. To help us understand the issues here we're joined by hydrologist Jay Famiglietti, director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modelling at UC Irvine.