People need to accept that arid land is simply not a good place to set up a farming operation, and stop blaming the government for natural phenomenon that is completely beyond its control.
I was a resident of California for 35 years. The water issue was always there, and it always will be. SoCal has been trying to buy its way out of its lack of water since day one (see Chinatown). With our global climate change, SoCal can no longer expect to buy its water from other places that need it just as much.
Time for CA farmers to consider these facts and act accordingly. Blaming Obama and/or an endangered species are non-issues compared to the big truth: The Water Has Run Out.