Central Valley farmers go to Sacramento to discuss water

Four busloads of Central Valley farmers are up in Sacramento to fight for water. The group of folks from counties across the area will be speaking to the state water resources control board. They say the board made a decision to restrict water from flowing through delta pumps to the Central Valley for the next few months, limiting an already dire situation. One farmer says they want to have the decision reversed. “Any water that could be moved this way is going to help alleviate the pain, but if the state resources control board decision holds, there will be no relief,” Mario Santoyo, Exec. Director of the California Latino Water Coalition said. Several workers got the day off from the farm to voice their concerns. <more>

Feb. 18, 2015 KSEE 24