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Fishermen and farmers fight over water in California

Farmers are preparing for state-ordered cuts in water use to take effect this week. They are expected to affect agriculture and people in the watershed of the San Joaquin River, which runs from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to San Francisco Bay. It’s a primary source for farms and communities. There are already battles over who’s using too much water. PAUL SOLMAN: California salmon are under siege these days, and not just from bears hungry for heart-healthy fatty acids. MIKE HUDSON, Small Boat Commercial Salmon Fishermen’s Association: Last year, all our wild spawning salmon have died. Video, read the rest here 10:53