Delta communities submit comments on environmentally unjust California WaterFix

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Jerry Brown is often falsely portrayed as a “climate leader” and “green governor” by the mainstream media, but he is pushing for the completion of the most environmentally destructive and environmentally unjust public works project in California history, the Delta … Continued

Reclamation slashes lower American River releases to 1,500 cfs

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(Sacramento) The Bureau of Reclamation will reduce water releases from Nimbus Dam into the American River from 1,750 cublc feet per second (cfs) to 1,500 cfs today, September 6, much to the consternation of anglers and conservationists concerned about the low … Continued

Petition to reduce striper and black bass numbers withdrawn, but MLPA Master Plan still on agenda

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In a big victory for fishing groups who were mobilizing for a huge turn out of anglers at the California Fish and Game Commission meeting in Folsom on Thursday, August 25, Stewart Resnick’s Coalition for a Sustainable Delta Astroturf group and their water … Continued

Yurok Tribe finds deadly disease in Klamath River salmon

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The Klamath River salmon fishery, an integral part of the culture, religion and livelihoods of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley and Karuk Tribes of Northern California, is going through some tough times this year. Because of the record-low run of fall-run … Continued

American River Water Releases Will Be Reduced to 2,000 Cfs

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(Sacramento) As normally happens every year, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will reduce releases from Nimbus Dam just before the fall-run Chinook salmon begin to move into the lower American River. The flows will be ramped down from 3,250 cfs … Continued

Are California Fish Hatcheries Going Broke?

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California legislators want to know if California fish hatcheries are going broke. Below is the press release about this issue from the California Sportfishing League: August 15, 2016 (Sacramento, CA): Late last week, 14 bipartisan members of the California Legislature … Continued

Commission will consider petition to reduce striped bass and black bass populations

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  Agribusiness interests and Southern California water agencies this spring launched a new attack in their campaign to eradicate striped bass as they scapegoat the popular gamefish for salmon and Delta smelt declines caused by decades of water exports from the … Continued

Save CA Stripers, Black Bass and Salmon! Take Action!

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Below is the latest Water4Fish newsletter, followed by my article exposing the campaign by Stewart Resnick’s “Coalition for a Sustainable Delta” Astroturf group and the water contractors to eradicate striped bass and black bass.  The Water4Fish Newsletter periodically publishes alerts … Continued

Appeals Court Overturns Delta Water Delivery Contracts

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Two fishing groups won a major legal victory last week against the federal government and agribusiness interests when the NInth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Delta water contracts. Below is the press release from the law offices of Stephan C. … Continued

Delta Tunnels: Restoring An Estuary by Diverting Its Water?

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After covering fish, water, and environmental justice issues in California and the West for over 30 years as an investigative journalist, I’ve concluded that the California Water Fix, the new name for the Delta Tunnels, is the most environmentally devastating … Continued