OPINION: State’s Water Grab Will Hurt Everyone In This Region

It’s now abundantly clear we have water problems.The first problem is that the general public doesn’t realize the state’s recently proposed reduction in river water for farmers is more dangerous for them than it is for agriculture. The list of those who will suffer from the reduction of water allowed to stay in this region is long – professionals, store owners, farmers, public servants and all of those whose income comes from agriculture-related jobs or who do business with farmers (from cutting their hair to washing their cars).