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Farmers Not Happy

Jul 11, 2018

More water for fish: Farmers not happy with State Water Board:  “The people who make decisions about water policy in California should probably not expect a Christmas card from farmers this year.  The Water Resources Control Board wants to increase the water flows in the Lower San Joaquin River System, a system that extends between Merced and Sacramento.  The goal is to save salmon from dying out, but Valley farmers are asking, what about us? ... ”  Read more from Your Central Valley here:  More water for fish: Farmers not happy with State Water Board

State water plan could cut into Central Valley farm production:  “The plan to save a declining salmon population in Northern California comes with a cost to Central Valley farmers.  After nine years of research, the California State Water Control Board is finalizing a plan to help bring the salmon population back, after sharply declining by 90 percent in recent years.  “The conditions are very degraded,” said Erin Foresman, supervisory senior environmental scientist for the State Water Board.  … ”  Read more from Bakersfield Now here:  State water plan could cut into Central Valley farm production

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