Mike Taugher tells us what’s really going on with Sacramento Delta diversions

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.

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