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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Protections for Central Valley Salmon. 

Check out the link above and educate yourself on whats going on with freshwater in our state. A never-ending hot topic. We need WILD Salmon and Steelhead in our valley rivers. We need suitable habitat for these fish to exist. Taking water from the Delta and sending it south to irrigate a desert in central and southern California is hard to make sense of. Ultimately, we need to find a long term balance between Humans and Fish. It is refreshing to see the Federal Court uphold protections for these fish. A small step in the right direction.

Propeller of a Sacramento River King:

anthony
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3 Comments
  • Tony
    Reply

    I love the fish, I want the runs restored plus the riparian habitat. But I also have a problem, I have a 154 acre family farm that is no longer getting any water and not because of the drought. We were promised the water by the Federal Government and now we are not getting any. Its a very sad time for me and my family!

    Regards,

    -Tony

    December 27, 2014 at 12:24 am
    • Freshwater in CA is such a sticky issue. If we give water to someone or something – it usually means we take from somebody or something else. There has to be a way to achieve some sort of balance.

      Where is your farm? What do you farm? What is your main source of water for irrigation? How do you irrigate? I’d like to hear more about your situation.

      I know there are plenty of small, family farms that depend on their farms for their main source of income. No water means no crops. I am very familiar with this. My family farms east of Stockton in the Linden/Lodi area. My great grandparents planted their first trees nearly 100 years ago. I know how important water is and has been to my family. I am also aware that the vast majority of the agriculture that exists in the southern end of the valley and in southern CA is big business, corporate agriculture. Far from the small family farms that I am familiar with.

      Conversation about these issues are important. It creates awareness for people who are clueless about the significance of freshwater. I appreciate you sharing your story. Feel free to share more.

      December 27, 2014 at 4:39 am
  • Tommy Baker
    Reply

    Thanks Anthony, good reading and glad it helps a bit to protect our fisheries.

    December 27, 2014 at 6:35 pm

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