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‘Million Boat Float’ to protest waterway plans

On the day before the California legislature will hold an informational hearing on a package of water bills that provide a road map to the construction of a peripheral canal, boaters will converge on Sacramento in the first Million Boat Float.

The massive two-day flotilla from Aug. 16-17 is being organized to show that boaters and their allies are united in the defense of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta against plans by the governor and legislators to build the peripheral canal and destroy the largest estuary on the West Coast. The proposed canal would approximate the Panama Canal in width and length.

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