Editorial: Gov. Newsom must resolve California and Stanislaus water wars
Don’t be fooled. Governor Gavin Newsom’s decision Monday to declare drought in most of California, including here, is no reason for most farmers in Stanislaus County to break out the party hats. They know full well that words on a declaration will not generate an extra drop of water for their orchards and row crops. They also know that a drought declaration could take some power over the water we do have from our locally elected irrigation leaders — who represent institutions guiding us through periodic droughts for more than 100 years — and hand it to nonelected Sacramento bureaucrats.
- Washington Examiner: California’s drought is back as environmental interests dictate the flow of water
- SJV Sun opinion: Careful what you wish for with Calif. drought emergency