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 (Pool New / Reuters)

Some Republican members of Congress are pushing for spending cuts that would eliminate programs to restore the California Delta. In this hour we look at the state of the Delta, plans for its future, and what impact federal lawmakers' decisions might have on the waterway.

Guests:

Dan Brekke, editor for KQED Radio News

Phil Isenberg, chair of the Delta Stewardship Council

Barry Nelson, senior policy analyst for water issues at the Natural Resources Defense Council

Jim Beck, general manager for the Kern County Water Agency

Andrew House, communications director and senior policy adviser for Congressman Devin Nunes (R), who represents California's 21st District

Mike Thompson, U.S. congressman (D) representing California's 1st District and member of the House Ways and Means Committee

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