Please include the irrigation shut down in Central California which plunged the Central valley into a depression with 70% unemployment in some areas, and the destruction of a considerable number of fruit and nut orchards there.
Definitely, and over a SMELT. A friggin’ BAIT FISH.
And the numbers of these smelt did NOT increase appreciably due to these actions, either.
Perhaps the farmers in that area should have been growing crops suited to the climate and not requiring massive irrigation.