THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
STATEMENT BY THE VICE PRESIDENT ON CALIFORNIA BAY DELTA
Today California Governor Gray Davis and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt announced an historic framework for the restoration of California's Bay Delta. When finalized, this would be the largest restoration effort in the nation, will improve water supply and reliability in agricultural and urban areas, protect the drinking water quality of over 22 million Californians, and protect over 450 fish and wildlife species. This framework document, a result of extensive public and stakeholder input, outlines actions anticipated to be included in a final document due later this summer.