by Katy Grimes
As Appearing in the California Globe

Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink

Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. 1797–98

Despite higher water flows, biologists are reporting some of the worst spawning numbers in nearly a quarter century for Marin County’s coho salmon, according to SPAWN, the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network, as reported by the national marine conservation nonprofit Turtle Island Restoration Network.

This is the result, despite allowing an amount of water equal to a year’s supply for 275 million people flowed under the Golden Gate Bridge and out to the Pacific Ocean, as California Globe recently reported.

California allows more than 50 percent of its water to flow to the ocean for fish, consigning the second 50 percent to be used and rationed by agriculture (40%) and urban users (10%).

California voters have approved more than $30 Billion in water bonds, but the state’s politicians put up roadblocks on new water storage, and instead push water rationing legislation.

California does not have a water shortage, but there is a shortage of common sense and decency in the state’s lawmakers and public officials.

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