Posted on: Monterey County Herald

While the people of the Peninsula rightly worry about our homegrown water problems, the rest of California is also fussing and fighting over water, and some of the developments have ominous implications for all of us.

One of the worst involves the growing practice of using old or quietly negotiated water rights to take large entitlements from the state and federal water projects and use them not to grow crops, not to increase flows to nurture salmon and steelhead, but to sell the water to Southern California.

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