The tactics may change however the goals of Westlands, MWD, and other straws in in the California Aqueduct have not changed. They are as follows: Take as much water as possible out of the delta and Northern California rivers and ship it down the canal. Ensure stable water delivery down the canal. Trump is not a friend of ducks or the environment. His stated intent is to maximize the water available for farming businesses. Speckslayer is right in saying that the current plan has been disastrous for the delta and the environment. But the fact is that the downhill slide started when the delta pumps were put in place. Playing around with when they turn on those pumps may slow the slide but it's never going to be an overall "win" for the ducks and the environment.