STOCKTON - Few people will forget the images of water hyacinth in Stockton and around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from 2014. Aerial views over downtown Stockton could have convinced newcomers there was no water under the huge swath of green growth.
"Last year was the first to bring many aspects of the boating industry to a complete halt," RiverPoint Landing Marina owner Richard Dunn said. If it happens again this year, "boaters, fisherman and tourists will finally throw up their hands and go elsewhere."
But at a state Senate hearing held in downtown Stockton Friday, Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton, also heard some encouraging news.