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SWRCB extends CDO deadline

Less than six months from the original deadline for complying with the Carmel River pumping cutback order, the state water board on Tuesday agreed to a five-year extension.

Offering only a few relatively minor changes to California American Water’s extension proposal, the board voted unanimously to allow more time to complete the quest for a replacement water supply for the Monterey Peninsula.

In a statement, state water board chairwoman Felicia Marcus said the extension proposal “recognizes significant progress in collaborative projects to augment river flows and gives Cal Am and the community organizations working on other large-scale alternative water projects time, while assuring that illegal diversions from the Carmel River will stop by the end of 2021.”

Read the rest of the article at the Monterey Herald.

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