The invasive water weed is clogging channels and making a damaging impact on Delta waterways, including the south Delta export pumps operated by the Department of Water Resources.
“Although this waterway is under the control of the state, it is with collaboration from federal, state and local representatives that I believe this issue can best be resolved,” said Piepho. “We need to work together and come up with solutions to serve our constituents. The water weed is not a new issue but it is creating significant havoc for boaters, fishermen and others whose livelihood and recreation are built around the Delta. Government at all levels needs to go into action and work to fix this problem.”