Delta smelt shuts down California water supplies
While everyone agrees the Delta Smelt is endangered, some think that shutting down irrigation pumps - at the expense of soaring water prices, threatened farming crops and general discontent - is going a bit far.
Especially, if you consider that a new introduced species has been invading the Delta smelt's habitat (on average) once every 24 weeks since 1970 and countless businesses are dumping toxic waste into the water.
Full article at Western Farm Press
Photo of Delta Smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) from Wikipedia.
Posted by: admin on 03rd Jul 2007 06:48 PM
Updated by: admin on 03rd Jul 2007 06:48 PM
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