California water rationing

On Hannity tonight, Trump stated the following, among other things:

“California is gonna have to ration water. You wanna know why? Because they send millions of gallons of water out to sea, out to the Pacific. Because they want to take care of certain little tiny fish, that aren’t doing very well without water.” – Trump

I’m struggling, what is he referring to with dumping water in the Pacific? He doubled down on this talking point later in the interview:

“Number one, [California] should let water come down from the north, and accept it instead of throwing it out to the Pacific. But you always have to have forest management” – Trump

Happens all the time in Australia. Hannity is a whore for Rupert Murdoch. I’m pretty certain this is just Sean-O getting his wires crossed. Australia is looking at a BIG fire season this year. Water restrictions are already in effect in some areas.

I know they have water conservation limits, but I was more referring to the dumping water in the Pacific. Is he abstractly referring to something real or is this as out of touch with reality as it sounds?

The northern part of Kalifornia’s fertile valley USED to be well-watered from the Sacramento River. Then, some eco-nut discovered that low water levels in the river were “endangering” some little sucker fish so STOPPED the irrigation diversions. Instead of allowing that fresh water to be used for irrigation, it was allowed to run into the Pacific Ocean instead, all to “save” that little fish. THAT’S what the President was referring to.

Hahaha thank you. That actually wasn’t clear without the background on it. I wondered if it was based on something