Letters to the Editor

July 12, 2014 12:00 AM

Michael Martin: Fish need much higher river flows

Valley irrigation representatives continue to repeat the canard that water from the Delta that flows from the San Joaquin River watershed to the Pacific Ocean is wasted. Of course, this water is not wasted. Much of it was – always is – needed to flush out the Delta, provide salinity protection for Delta agriculture, improve keystone species, and it connects anadromous fish to the ocean. This, in turn, generates valuable and iconic fisheries.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

MJC Sprinter Dominates Big 8 Track 01:20

MJC Sprinter Dominates Big 8 Track

Beyer's Lewis tops Modesto's McCaig to repeat as MMC tennis champ 02:01

Beyer's Lewis tops Modesto's McCaig to repeat as MMC tennis champ

Kaepernick mimics other 49ers quarterbacks during final day of minicamp 00:34

Kaepernick mimics other 49ers quarterbacks during final day of minicamp

Team USA counts down to Summer Olympics in Rio 01:40

Team USA counts down to Summer Olympics in Rio

Modesto's Enochs gets 2nd straight MMC baseball win over Gregori 02:04

Modesto's Enochs gets 2nd straight MMC baseball win over Gregori

Sacramento Kings fans get free tattoos with new logos 00:37

Sacramento Kings fans get free tattoos with new logos

How does it look? Kings fan gets free tattoo with release of new logo 01:27

How does it look? Kings fan gets free tattoo with release of new logo

Hagen impresses as Pitman hands Turlock 1st CCC baseball loss 02:00

Hagen impresses as Pitman hands Turlock 1st CCC baseball loss

Giants' Bruce Bochy on Derek Law: 'He's one of our guys' 01:37

Giants' Bruce Bochy on Derek Law: 'He's one of our guys'

Sacramento Kings unveil new logo 01:02

Sacramento Kings unveil new logo

Five players who 49ers may draft first 02:45

Five players who 49ers may draft first

Matt Barrows: How the 49ers can "crush" NFL Draft 01:28

Matt Barrows: How the 49ers can "crush" NFL Draft

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos