10-03-2014 01:39 AM | USA

Water fight pits farmer against farmer

Forget farmers vs. fishermen — or south state vs. north state. California's current water war is being waged most intensely by farmers against fellow farmers.

It's a Central Valley civil war. And within that vast food-producing region — Bakersfield to Redding — it's the San Joaquin Valley vs. the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Southern California is a paying participant, siding with the San Joaquin, but in a less combative role. Its goal is to ensure a more reliable flow of delta water over the Tehachapi. Still unanswered, however, is how much more that would cost Southland ratepayers.
Full Story : Los Angeles Times