Water hyacinth: Who screwed up?

The state Department of Boating and Waterways, Uncle Sam tells McClatchy.

The department has to get a permit every five years for the feds to spray the hyacinth. But this year they waited too long.

It’s always great to hold sluggard bureaucrats responsible. But I’ll wager the Department of Boating and Waterways is short-staffed thanks to de-funding by Gov. Jerry Brown. This could be simply Brown’s skinflintism. Or, as I ruminated on Sunday, perhaps he has it in for the Delta region for defeating his first Peripheral Canal back in the ’80s.


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