Ripon walnut farmers say proposed increased water releases will kill off trees and hurt local economy

Don and Gary Barton of Barton Ranch in Escalon said a state water board proposal is a disaster waiting to happen for farms on the north side of the Stanislaus River from Ripon to Oakdale.
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Don and Gary Barton of Barton Ranch in Escalon said a state water board proposal is a disaster waiting to happen for farms on the north side of the Stanislaus River from Ripon to Oakdale.