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Congressman Kevin McCarthy praises Trump administration for biological assessment

Posted at 4:39 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 19:40:35-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released a biological assessment on the Central Valley Project and State Water Project Congressman Kevin McCarthy issued a statement, praising the administration for updating the science to maximize water supplies in California.

“Last October, President Trump issued a memorandum directing the Department of the Interior to modernize California water operations for the 21st century. It has been a decade since the regulations governing water management in California have been updated, including how much water from the Delta goes to communities in the Central Valley."
“I want to commend the Bureau of Reclamation for issuing this new assessment, which is an important step in the process of updating these regulations to match current conditions. I believe that using the best information that reflects the most current science and technology will ultimately result in a win-win, both for the environment and increasing water supplies to our communities."
“These actions by Reclamation will continue to build on the success of the historic WIIN Act of 2016, which reformed California water policy to help citizens and communities in the Central Valley and southern California receive life-giving water from the Delta.”