The giving river

A national river group has named the San Joaquin River the most endangered river in America.

What leaps out of this article is one farmer’s response. “What about all the communities that are supported by the river?” he asked. “What about all the people who work at providing food for the country?”

I don’t dispute his valid interests. But his comment shows the need for leadership and regulations that balances water interests. Because some guys are never satisfied. Even as the San Joaquin struggles for life in the Intensive Care Unit, the people that put it there bellyache they are being denied. 


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