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California lawmakers close to finalizing water bond measure after extension

Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta Water System Bay

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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.

The Legislature is close to approving a water bond ballot measure that will appear in the November ballot. Initially, lawmakers had until Monday to wrap the measure up, but were given a two-day extension.   

Take Two is joined by Melody Gutierrez, who has been reporting on this for the San Francisco Chronicle. She joins us from Sacramento.

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