Calif. Utility Sues US Over Water Agreement

Law360, New York (June 10, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT) -- A California water authority accused the U.S. Department of the Interior on Thursday of reducing the water supply for millions of people to benefit a salmon's migration in violation of an operating agreement with the state.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation told the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority on Wednesday to reduce its water intake for a period of two weeks at the request of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the complaint alleges. The move is designed to help the fall-run Chinook salmon, it...
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