Straight River: Do You Want Trout with Your
(pg 8 of 8)
The Straight and its trout may hang on a couple
of unpredictable phenomena.
First is the weather. As the region moves from
the wet cycle of the last several years to an
inevitable period of drought, irrigators will
probably increase pumping from existing wells. Will
that be enough to significantly reduce groundwater
flow to the Straight? No one knows.
And second is our infatuation with the perfect
French fry, sustaining the demand for irrigated
potatoes in the sandy soils of northwestern