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Governor Jerry Brown’s Water board chief admits he ‘was wrong’

It is rare when a public official admits when he/she does something wrong. It’s even rarer when a state water official serving the administration of Governor Jerry Brown admits they did something wrong.  But that’s exactly what happened in Sacramento on Wednesday, February 18, when Tom Howard, executive director of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), the controversial agency overseeing California water, claimed he was “mistaken” last year when he approved emergency actions that harmed imperiled Delta smelt, Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon and other fish species. Read the rest here 09:27