@JFRCalifornia and other water, um, nerds like me, perhaps this link will be interesting because of all these different water projects which most i've never studied too much about so for late winter reading pleasure if you aren't able to sleep or need a break from the world news:
Bureau of Reclamation - Managing water and power in the Westwww.usbr.gov
a lot of websites there to wander through... i think i'll have to make an alphabetical checklist or something so i don't miss something.
And every one of those myriad water entities has a horde of attorneys defending their water rights. No wonder it's difficult to change water releases.
Speaking of attorneys, I was at the gym yesterday, asked a lawyer whom I had met awhile back, how much do you charge to answer a couple of questions? He said, $800, what's your second question?