” … Previously, the project was expected to generate 5.3 million acre-feet of water in an average year — more than contractors have been receiving recently under biological opinions. But because such exports would reduce outflow in the Delta, further harming threatened fisheries and raising the ire of environmental regulators, that number has been scaled back to 4.8 million acre-feet. This is still a huge volume of water — enough to supply nearly 10 million homes or irrigate 4.8 million acres of farmland with a foot of water for a year. But it also is roughly what contractors have been receiving in recent years. … “ Will it be worth the investment? asks the Fresno Bee.
Read the full editorial from the Fresno Bee here: Editorial: Who will pay for water plan?