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Setting it straight Blog
Coalition response…Claiming that “Last year’s pumping curtailments were not intended specifically to help smelt.” is indeed splitting hairs. The fact that both smelt and salmon numbers are down this year is a clear indication that the simplistic approach of just cutting water supplies isn’t helping either salmon or smelt recover. It’s time for a new approach that recognizes other stressors in the system and then manage it accordingly.