I appreciate the food produced by growers in the valley, but I don't have a lot of sympathy for the farmers complaining about increasing river water flows to the delta.
Four years ago the farms got themselves exempted from water conservation requirements imposed on the urban users. They even fended off groundwater monitoring.
When I see sprinklers irrigating cotton and alfalfa during the middle of hot summer days, I conclude that water is not used efficiently, and the predictions of calamity are not real.
Salmon is an industry, too, and we on the coast have job losses after the fishing was entirely shut down for two years.