State water officials want to get more water flowing through three key Valley rivers to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, shown here. But critics argue the impact to farmers will be severe in lost irrigation supplies, while the benefits to salmon and other fish are uncertain.
State water officials want to get more water flowing through three key Valley rivers to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, shown here. But critics argue the impact to farmers will be severe in lost irrigation supplies, while the benefits to salmon and other fish are uncertain. Ken Cantrell Special to The Bee
State water officials want to get more water flowing through three key Valley rivers to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, shown here. But critics argue the impact to farmers will be severe in lost irrigation supplies, while the benefits to salmon and other fish are uncertain. Ken Cantrell Special to The Bee

River plan vote is meant to help fish, but it will dramatically hurt Valley farming

December 07, 2018 01:45 PM