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California water war heats up

Coalition response...According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, ocean conditions, poor water quality and predation are significant causes for the decline of Delta fish species. This year’s disastrous fall mid-water trawl survey results are even more alarming because we’ve done little more than cut water supplies since 1992 and the results aren’t getting any better. Cutting back water deliveries is not the answer. We can no longer simply say that fish need more and more water. It’s more complicated than that. Continuing to use old solutions to today’s complex problems doesn’t cut it anymore, especially when the old ways aren’t providing any improvements in the system.

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