A group with one set of interests in California water has tried to frame the discussion over how much water can be diverted from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in the classic “farmers vs. fish” framework. Others disagree. Traditional “view from nowhere” journalism quotes one from Column A and one from Column B and calls it good.
Kudos to my old bike riding buddy Mike Taugher for a more blunt, “view from somewhere” approach in his story Friday on the end-of-water-year pumping numbers:
New measures to protect fish indeed have affected water supplies, but most of the cuts to date have been due to drought.
Taugher is great, but the link seems to be broken.