Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Central Valley’s Water Problem is not a Drought but Politically Created Disaster

A number of California's largest reservoirs are full, but this allows water agencies to release the overflow into the ocean. This could easily be avoiding if it was not for Environmental politics. The I-5 San Joaquin Valley corridor is marked with signs begging Nancy Pelosi to turn the water back on. But instead of flowing it to farmers they send it down the drain. The Environmentalists say that pumping water via the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Delta to farmers is damaging to salmon and Delta smelt. It is estimated that 2/3rds of the state’s population and farmland relies on this water. California is essentially dumping a trillion gallons of fresh water in the ocean every year. Liberals say it is a drought, while farmers and Republican politicians claim the shortage is all about saving a non-endangered bait fish (a minnow). The San Joaquin Valley is being transformed into a dust bowl because of the politics of water. Hundreds of thousands of acres are fallow, because water is restricted. This affects many many farmers and even more so the farm workers. It appears environmental and endangered species laws are being used to force a political agenda, and in the process, doing severe damage to our country. California’s Central Valley from Sacramento to Kern County is having an Erin Brockovich moment. There is a film/video about the subject. Here is a link to Facebook or you can type No water, no farmer, no food into Youtube, Bing, or Google search. President elect Trump indicated while campaigning that he will do something about it. Let us see

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