A three-day federal court hearing on a request by urban and agricultural water users to halt the April 1 implementation of a plan to protect endangered salmon migrating through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ended Friday without a decision.

U.S. District Judge Oliver W. Wanger said he would issue his ruling Wednesday.

The federal government and its environmental allies say the plan must be put in place to protect the fish. If certain conditions are met, the plan would require pumping cutbacks from the delta.
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