Opinion: California Needs to Explore New Approaches to Water

A boat on a river
A boat heads towards the Tower Park Resort and Marina in Terminous in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

New scientific research over the past few decades has taught us better ways to help struggling fish populations. Scientists throughout the state have determined that the water-only approach to helping fish favored by the State Water Board simply may not be the best solution. As Jay Lund, director of the Center for Watershed Science at UC Davis said, “Simply increasing river flow represents a sort of a scientific laziness related to the ‘fish-gotta-swim’ theory of environmental flows, like the more water you give them, the more of them there are going to be to swim.”

Via The Mercury News