Habitat land rush worries Yolo rice farmers, officials

Outlet: The Sacramento Bee

December 19, 2010

Picture a shallow waterway as wide as the Mississippi River flowing through Yolo County farmland and teeming with migrating salmon. For some it’s a laudable goal: a seasonally flooded corridor stretching more than 30 miles, from the Fremont Weir in the north to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in the south. With ample food and shelter, it would be a place where imperiled fish could thrive. For others, the idea of an alternate fish route paralleling the Sacramento River is a threat that could wipe out rice farming…

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