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Old 11-14-2002, 03:08 AM
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Fred,

They have to protect the non-native sucker fish from extinction; therefore, they can't release the water. And besides, those poor farmers didn't get any water last year so they deserved it this year, right.

Me thinks that politicians decided that the farmers needed to have as much water as they wanted because of all the negative publicity about them not getting water last year from various and sundry news outlets. The said part is that before the impoundments and the irrigation cannals were built with tax dollars, there was no way a farmer could have raised anything in that high desert.
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