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The Politics of Water

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Aired 4/19/09

California's water future is not getting brighter, and could get worse if we don't get a normal amount of rain next year.

So there's a serious attempt to revive one of the most bitterly fought concepts in the history of California politics. On the November ballot you'll see a proposal to build a waterway that would bypass the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Once the plan was called "The Peripheral Canal."

We're joined on Morning Edition by Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

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