Matt Weiser,  Sac Bee

A comprehensive new study on the Delta’s environmental problems concludes there is no easy fix, only hard choices, if California wants to restore fish species and still satisfy its water demands.

The study by the National Research Council,released Thursday, was conducted at the request of members of Congress and the Obama administration. The 17 participating scientists, from various disciplines and regions of the country, took two years to complete the report.

Those experts say Californians must accept “scarcity” as a new watchword for its statewidewater supplies. That doesn’t mean doing without, but recognizing everyone can’t always have all the water they want.