From the Fresno Bee Newsroom Blog, in a post by Mark Grossi:
“A few days before Christmas 1988, more than a dozen environmental and fishing groups sued federal leaders over the San Joaquin River, Friant Dam and the renewal of 40-year water contracts, mostly for farmers.
“Nearly 25 years later, stories say the lawsuit was all about the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation violating California law when it dried up the river and ended two salmon runs.”
The Water Education Foundation’s San Joaquin River Restoration Tour is Nov. 7-8. Can’t make this tour? The 2014 tour dates are now online.