A mallard stands on a mat of water hyacinth on the Tuolumne River in Modesto, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. The Tuolumne, Stanislaus and Merced rivers would have higher flows in their lower reaches under a proposal by the State Water Resources Control Board. It is opposed by farmers and cities that would lose some of their water supplies. Water hyacinth is an invasive plant that has harmed salmon habitat on the Tuolumne. High flows might help reduce it.
A mallard stands on a mat of water hyacinth on the Tuolumne River in Modesto, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. The Tuolumne, Stanislaus and Merced rivers would have higher flows in their lower reaches under a proposal by the State Water Resources Control Board. It is opposed by farmers and cities that would lose some of their water supplies. Water hyacinth is an invasive plant that has harmed salmon habitat on the Tuolumne. High flows might help reduce it. John Holland jholland@modbee.com
A mallard stands on a mat of water hyacinth on the Tuolumne River in Modesto, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. The Tuolumne, Stanislaus and Merced rivers would have higher flows in their lower reaches under a proposal by the State Water Resources Control Board. It is opposed by farmers and cities that would lose some of their water supplies. Water hyacinth is an invasive plant that has harmed salmon habitat on the Tuolumne. High flows might help reduce it. John Holland jholland@modbee.com

Sides brace for hearing on river flow plan

November 26, 2016 4:08 PM