In regard to the April 26 article on salmon restoration in the San Joaquin River: Yes, many would like to turn the clock back to 1940. However, common sense lets us know that is not feasible due to overpopulation. We realize we have people to feed and jobs to be supplied. We need trees to help clean the air and give us oxygen. We need farmers to meet the needs of the hungry people. Our present food supply has given us adequate nutrition.
By withholding the water for growing crops, and sending the water to the ocean, it most likely will open the U.S. to depending on foreign nations for our food supply. That can put us in a dangerous position. If other countries should decide to turn on us and withhold sending food into the U.S., we may become like one of the nations we observe on TV or read about in books. A shortage of food is not what this great country needs.
Turning the clock back and demanding our rivers be like they were in the 1940s is not sound judgment. We have too much at stake.