California Drought Pits Salmon Runs Against Nut Orchards

Posted on AllSides July 14th, 2015
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In California, drought and mismanagement of remaining scarce water supplies is killing a key part of the ocean—the salmon that commercial and recreational fishermen rely on. Meanwhile, in the San Joaquin Valley, inland from the coast, nut orchards that depend on imported water from salmon streams in the northern part of the state go on for miles.

At least some from the San Joaquin Valley, like Newsweek op-ed contributor Victor David Hanson (June 24, California Is Running on Empty), don't seem to know or care much about salmon, or the...

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