An Alameda County judge has upheld a ruling that could force the state's Banks Pumping Plant to close in two months.
The state Department of Water Resources and some of the agencies that get water from the California Aqueduct challenged last month's original ruling that the pumps must be shut down. The challengers stated that they had additional documentation that showed the state is doing all it can to protect Chinook salmon and Delta smelt from being killed by the pumps.
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