Feds: Full Water Supply from New Melones

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For Release: February 28, 2017

The Stockton area will receive a full supply of water from resurgent New Melones Lake for the first time since 2013. But the federal government delayed issuing a formal allocation on Tuesday for farms south of the Delta, including areas that were hit hardest during the drought. That’s despite federal reservoir storage soaring from 4.9 million acre-feet of water last year to 8.7 million acre-feet today. “That’s a pretty drastic increase,” said Pablo Arroyave, the Bureau of Reclamation’s acting regional director. (click here to continue reading article)