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Judge declines to give more time on delta

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FRESNO (AP) — A federal judge has declined to grant requests by federal officials for more time to update a plan that protects threatened delta smelt and endangered salmon species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, but the judge did give officials the option to provide additional details.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been working on completing a revised delta smelt plan by Dec. 1. The plan looks at how delta pumping affects the fish.


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