March 11, 2014

Water fight pits farmer against farmer

Forget farmers vs. fishermen – or south state vs. north state. California’s current water war is being waged most intensely by farmers against fellow farmers. It’s a Central Valley civil war. And within that vast food-producing region – Bakersfield to Redding – it’s the San Joaquin Valley vs. the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Southern California is a paying participant, siding with the San Joaquin, but in a less combative role. Its goal is to ensure a more reliable flow of delta water over the Tehachapi. Still unanswered, however, is how much more that would cost Southland ratepayers. Read More


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