Bob Williams: Will Sacramento pin water bill on north?

The water wars of California involve the amount of water available for different uses, quality of the water, and environmental issues such as declining salmon populations. Conflicting claims bedevil each issue. Are remediation plans for fish populations simply devices for moving more water to Southern California? Are salmon declines due primarily to dams? To water pumps? To water pollution? To striped bass, a voracious non-native eater of salmon smolts and Delta smelt? Or to insufficiently treated human waste discharged by Sacramento County?

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Bob Williams: Will Sacramento pin water bill on north?

The water wars of California involve the amount of water available for different uses, quality of the water, and environmental issues such as declining salmon populations. Conflicting claims bedevil each issue. Are remediation plans for fish populations simply devices for moving more water to Southern California? Are salmon declines due primarily to dams? To water pumps? To water pollution? To striped bass, a voracious non-native eater of salmon smolts and Delta smelt? Or to insufficiently treated human waste discharged by Sacramento County?

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