Consequences that benefit some people and cause harm or discomfort to others is an innate outcome when changing how water flows in a natural system. This is certainly true when deciding how California can prevent salt water intrusion from migrating too far inland. Surface water runoff in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta does not have its normal volume of flow this year to hold back the salty ocean water. The proposed construction of salt water barriers may cause a backup of salty water that could impact some Delta farmers. Exercising tolerance, commitment and responsibility to each other while designing mitigating measures is a mainstay. There will always be a mix of concerns and we always want to remember that our community extends across the state. A realization of minimizing the pain for everyone is a necessity while elimination of the pain for everyone is extremely rare. The ability to hang in there, while having tolerance, commitment and responsibility toward one another is indispensable.