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Through Negotiating

Oct 10, 2017

We’re through negotiating with the state

By Dave Long And Scott Koehn

Merced Irrigation District and our community have a strong track record of environmental stewardship. From MID staff, to our community, to our local legislators our community has put its best foot forward toward solving complex water and environmental issues related to the Merced River.

After years of promoting compromises on Merced River fishery and flow requirements, it has become apparent there is no compromise to be found.

We commend MID staff for developing and promoting the Merced River SAFE (Salmon, Agriculture, Flows and Environment) Plan as an alternative to the state’s severely flawed Bay Delta Plan and the Substitute Environmental Draft that would implement part of it on the Merced.

Merced Sun-Star