No, the Central Valley refuges aren’t getting 100% of their federal water allocations. Not remotely.

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by Meghan Hertel

Reading the news earlier this month that Central Valley wildlife refuges were going to receive 100 percent of their federal water allocations normally would have made us thrilled for the Pacific Flyway birds that depend on wetland habitat. And we weren’t surprised to see this news greeted with outrage by those who have been suffering from the drought along with the birds for the last three years.

But we weren’t thrilled because we knew that it wasn’t true. Refuges will not be getting anything close to the water they are owed this year and, in fact, have never received their full, Congressionally‐mandated and biologically‐needed water supply.

Read more here: Audublog, May 2, 2016

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