Is the California drought a made-man crises?
Vast amounts of mountain water drains into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta area and then washes out to sea. Trillions of gallons of water are reserved for the Delta Smelt, a tiny bait fish.
California farmers say that some of this water should be diverted for agriculture, arguing that the Delta Smelt will still have plenty of habitat. The main reason for the reduction in the population of delta smelt is the introduction of non-native bass, which predates on the delta smelt.
Just this month, the Obama regime ordered 1% of the Colorado River to be diverted to Mexico for an environmental project as well.