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Bills to fund canal repairs moving forward

 •  by Jesse Vad, SJV Water reporting intern
A United States Geological Survey staffer inspects damage from subsidence along the Delta-Mendota Canal. CREDIT: USGS website

California’s canals are sinking.

Excessive groundwater pumping has collapsed the land beneath several key canals, crimping their ability to move water. Fixing them will be expensive.

There are two bills moving through the state Legislature and Congress that could provide some funding.

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Jesse Vad, SJV Water reporting intern
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