Steps for Success
Merced Irrigation District has spent millions of dollars and decades undertaking intense and in-depth scientific research on the Merced River. This research has included analysis of flows, temperatures, biological resources and habitat. MID is poised to put this research into action – NOW!
Under the state’s over-simplified and single-minded approach, only increased flows have been considered as a solution to the complex issues affecting the salmon lifecycle. Any implementation of the state’s flow-only approach will take decades to implement. Analyses show the state’s flow-increase proposal will provide only a negligible benefit to salmon habitat but deliver a devastating impact on a local economy, water quality, and supply.