By Dan Bacher
From Marysville Appeal-Democrat - Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012
Coalition response...Farmers were assured that water they gave up for the restoration program would be recaptured, recirculated and reused to continue to produce food on the family farms it once irrigated. They are still waiting for those plans to be developed as envisioned in the ROD. In the meantime, ongoing loss of irrigation water will result in consumer uncertainty at the grocery store on the quality, abundance and cost of fresh fruit and vegetables and the potential loss of on-farm jobs.
Seepage that occurred from the initial experimental restoration flows that flooded farmland adjacent to the river was no surprise to farmers in the area. They warned that the planned process of increasing the river flows would threaten their crops and they were right. The pending lawsuit seeks to have the flows adjusted to protect private property until such time as necessary improvements are made to the river and levees, as required in the federal legislation implementing the Settlement.
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