The delta smelt could be declared endangered if Chris Mathys, a Republican primary challenger to David Valadao, gets his way.
“Federal and state mandated rules related to the delta smelt in California are severely restricting the releases of surface water relied upon by California’s farmers and ranchers. Agriculture products are vital to California’s economy and farmers depend on an adequate water supply to grow nuts, fruits and vegetables that provide food for Americans and the rest of the world,” Mathys wrote in a statement.
“Statistics show the delta smelt is expected to disappear completely from California’s water-ways over the next couple years and recovery as a species is highly unlikely,” he added.
Mathys encourages those interested to contact him at 559-978-8410 or via email at [email protected] for more information.