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Attack on valley water district misinformedGO!
Farmers and fishermen are both suffering from the effects of California's broken water system. In a recent commentary, "Big Ag cries big tears; salmon run dries up" (Viewpoints, Nov. 7), Larry Collins turned his concerns about declining fisheries into an attack on the Westlands Water District, which was misinformed.
With respect to water subsidies, Westlands pays the costs of water delivery, just like other public water agency served by the Central Valley Project and just like the millions of other water users that have been served by federal reclamation projects throughout the 17 Western states since 1902.
There is nothing "junior" about our water rights; we have the same rights as other CVP contractors south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Corporate ownership of Westlands ended a quarter century ago, in accordance with federal law. And far from enjoying a surplus this year, Westlands received only 45 percent of its CVP allocation.
Contrary to Collins' claims, Westlands does not sell water nor do we allow our farmers to transfer water out of the district. To conserve water, we have arranged to store water temporarily in Southern California this year to prevent it from being lost.
This agreement produces double benefits for the general public. Urban areas in Southern California are able to use the water now to help recover from the drought, and agricultural communities in the Central Valley will get the water back next year when it is needed for planting crops.
Westlands works closely with state and federal fish agencies to ensure that the Endangered Species Act is being fully enforced and to make certain we are meeting the most stringent regulations for fishery protection. According to federal scientists, however, the recent decline in salmon abundance that Collins decries is the result of ocean conditions and excessive predation by other, non-native fish.