California has been suffering a drought for the past five years and water restrictions remain in place in many areas. Yet they are throwing (again) trillions of gallons of water away to protect that stupid bait fish.
We reported last year when California was doing the same obnoxious thing. It seems they are in a habit!
Only liberals would declare a water shortage disaster after spending years dumping good, fresh water into the ocean to protect a non-endangered bait fish.
The State of California has released a new plan to save the endangered Delta Smelt, including a proposal to flush up to 250,000 acre-feet of water from reservoirs into the Pacific Ocean in the summertime, despite ongoing drought.
For several years, farmers have watched as fresh water has been diverted from agriculture to save the small bait fish, which is easily bred in laboratories, but has disappeared from estuaries, partly due to predators and party due to saltier conditions.
The Sacramento Bee also notes,
“That’s no small amount: 200,000 acre-feet is equal to a quarter of Folsom Lake’s capacity, though not all the amount released would come from Folsom.”
Even the federal government is skeptical of the proposed water releases. Now when that happens you know there is insanity going on!
For years now, the southern 1/3 of the beautiful San Joaquin Valley’s farmland has been turned into a “man-made” dust bowl.
The water is being allowed to just run off the mountains, through the river system, through the delta, and out into the ocean. The water is being reserved for the little Delta Smelt, a three inch bait fish, that is not endangered species list.
Now, California is in the midst of a drought and they just let all that water just keep pouring into the ocean. Unbelievable!
Fantastic government work and decisions cost 80,000 people their jobs … FOR A FISH! Gotta love this Democratic congress! Hannity has been on this since 2009…here we are today…same problem…no solution!