Thursday, April 21, 2011

Another water fight for Siskiyou farmers


I just returned from Siskiyou County, Calif., where farmers have been through two whirlwind days of meetings and staged a protest this morning over the latest battle in their ongoing water wars. The latest issue is over state sediment and temperature controls in the Scott River, for which exemptions for certain agricultural activities are set to expire.

All of it is proving too much for some farmers -- and for state Sen. Doug LaMalfa, who basically went off on state regulations during a town hall meeting this afternoon in Yreka.

I'm planning a three-story package on the latest water blowout to my north, and I hope to have it up at before the weekend.

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