RTD Action Alert: Federal Rider Would Eliminate Litigation Against Delta Tunnels

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A rider included in the draft House FY 19 Interior Appropriations bill would exempt CA WaterFix from judicial review, including preempting state law to preclude litigation under state laws. This dangerous precedent would prevent anyone with standing from suing the Delta … Continued

Department of Water Resources Director announces ‘organizational adjustments’ prompted by Delta Tunnels project

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In a memo released today, California Department of Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth outlined “organizational adjustments” prompted by the latest developments in Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project, also known as the California WaterFix. In the memo, she proclaimed, “Final permitting … Continued

Groups Accuse Metropolitan Water District of Violating Brown Act, Jeopardizing Tunnels Vote

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On the eve of tomorrow’s vote on the Delta Tunnels by the Santa Clara Valley Water District, two groups today accused the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California’s Board of Directors of “blatantly violating” the Brown Act, the state’s landmark open government … Continued

One million salmon released into Sacramento River, but pulse flow request rejected

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Photo by Dan Bacher. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today released one million Feather River fall run Chinook salmon — eight truckloads of fish — into the Sacramento River at the Elkhorn Boat ramp north of Sacramento. CDFW staff from … Continued

Action Alert: Santa Clara Valley Water District will vote on Delta Tunnels on May 2!

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RESTORE THE DELTA’S BAY AREA ACTION ALERT: We need YOU at SCVWD Tunnels Vote on Wednesday, May 2 WHO: Delta advocates, representatives from environmental and public interest groups including Restore the Delta, and Santa Clara Valley Water District board of directors … Continued

Coleman Fish Hatchery Releases 5,000 Adult Steelhead Back into Sacramento

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  Coleman National Fish Hatchery releases steelhead kelts into the Sacramento River below the Bend Bridge. Photo courtesy of Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmens Association.   Fred Myer, the California Department of Fish and Game fishery biologist for many years on … Continued