In this 2016 photo, people fish along the Sacramento River in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, near Courtland, Calif.
In this 2016 photo, people fish along the Sacramento River in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, near Courtland, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli AP file
In this 2016 photo, people fish along the Sacramento River in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, near Courtland, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli AP file

Kate Irby is based in Washington, D.C. and reports on issues important to McClatchy’s California newspapers, including the Sacramento Bee, Fresno Bee and Modesto Bee. She previously reported on breaking news in D.C., politics in Florida for the Bradenton Herald and politics in Ohio for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.