The Bee (Feb. 6) had two articles of interest.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein is going to introduce legislation (and has done so) regarding California's drought. Her concern is long overdue. Critical water problems have been ignored for years.
Jerry Nickelsburg, an economist at UCLA, claims inland California is in a depression. His suggestions to reverse the situation lack a most important component: finding the revenue to bring them to fruition. The nation's economy is precarious and its debt is horrendous.
Our Valley, known as the world's fruit basket, continues contributing to California's economy. However, farmers have to fight for every drop of water they receive. Politics have gotten so ridiculous, water rights favor delta bait fish over agricultural land needing irrigation. Which is more important? Perhaps it's time to divide this state, given its diverse demands for water.
Politicians are being forced to address water issues. They certainly need to get their priorities in proper order.