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.