- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A nonprofit group in Fresno says a massive reservoir that serves over two million people in the San Francisco Bay Area is harming endangered fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

The Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy and Reliability filed a lawsuit against the National Park Service this week arguing the park service has failed to ensure Hetch Hetchy reservoir doesn’t negatively impact endangered species. The group says Hetch Hetchy takes fresh water from the Delta, increasing its salinity and hurting endangered salmon, smelt and sturgeon.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1rmrNLE ) that the nonprofit has ties to Fresno’s Westlands Water District, which supplies farmers with irrigation water from the Delta.

The National Park Service did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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