Op-Ed: Golden Gate Salmon Looks at Governor Brown’s Legacy on Water Issues
As the Jerry Brown era in California comes to an end it’s time for reflection about his legacy on water issues. This issue was among his top priorities when he was sworn in in 2011.
Governor Brown deserves credit for conservation during the drought and for the passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, although the 26 year implementation doesn’t help much in solving current water problems. His Department of Fish and Wildlife initially proposed good flow standards to restore the San Joaquin River before flip flopping and later abandoning them...
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