Posted: Dec 23, 2009 8:50 AM
Updated: Dec 23, 2009 8:50 AM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The federal government is releasing a new action plan aimed at relieving California's water crisis and restoring the vast freshwater estuary that provides drinking water to 25 million residents.
The report issued Tuesday spells out six federal agencies' coordinated efforts to study the factors harming fish, boost water deliveries and supply drought aid to farmers.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar held a hearing about the state's water woes in September in Washington. Federal officials there pledged to coordinate their efforts to address the ongoing shortages.
The collapse of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has caused native fish species to plummet, and a three-year drought coupled with restrictions on water deliveries are causing unemployment and economic distress in the state's farm belt.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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