"California's Water Wars Reach 'New Level of Crazy' This Year"

"California water authorities are killing salmon and destroying farming. They're endangering shorebirds, threatening city taps and quite possibly raising the crime rate.

That's a sampling of the four dozen comments and protests on the website of the State Water Resources Control Board about emergency water management after the driest winter in decades.

From all over California, farmers, environmental lawyers, wildlife groups, cities and even the Fresno County sheriff have posted thoughts in a siege of protests to state officials about the use of this year's puny snowpack and half-empty reservoirs."

Mark Grossi reports for the the Fresno Bee April 18, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"California’s Thirsting Farmland" (New York Times)

"California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools" (NPR)

Monday, April 21, 2014