The Feather below Oroville Dam: A Tale of Two Rivers

There couldn’t be more of a contrast between the Feather River last fall during the salmon season and the same river this winter since the Oroville Dam emergency. In early October, the Feather from the Thermalito Afterbay Outlet to the … Continued

The untold story of the Oroville Dam Crisis: the Big Money behind CA water politics

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  In all of the intense media coverage of Oroville Dam spillway fiasco over the past month, the mainstream media haven’t yet discussed the real issue behind the disaster: corporate control of California water politics. The reason why state officials and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission … Continued

Salmon Fishermen Praise Introduction of California Environmental Defense Act

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Salmon fishermen joined environmentalists and other public trust advocates in praising the introduction of SB 49, the California Environmental Defense Act, in the California State Senate on February 23. The Senate leadership unveiled SB 49 as part of the Preserve … Continued

Trinity River Steelhead Numbers Are Still Below Normal

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(Lewiston) The numbers of steelhead coming into the Trinity River Fish Hatchery continue to be below normal – and well below the numbers trapped during the past four years. The hatchery has counted only 886 adult steelhead to date, compared to 3,272 … Continued

Trinity Hatchery Chinook and Coho Numbers Down, Steelhead Count Up

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Salmon continue to enter Trinity River Hatchery at the slow pace CDFW biologists were anticipating for this season. While both Chinook and coho salmon numbers are significantly down from last season, the number of hatchery steelhead showing has improved. The … Continued

Inspector General says Reclamation wasted $32.2 million on Klamath irrigators

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Federal auditors have found that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) wasted $32.2 million intended for fish and wildlife and drought relief in the Klamath Basin on subsidies for irrigators. This scandal takes place as the Yurok, Karuk and Hoopa … Continued

Salmon Spawning Season Begins on Feather River

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The fish ladder at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Feather River Hatchery in Oroville opened on September 19, heralding the start of the spawning season on the Feather River. As the hatchery spawns spring-run Chinooks, anglers are experiencing … Continued

Sockeye Salmon Makes A Wrong Turn

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(Rancho Cordova) A 4 lb. female sockeye salmon, an apparent fish from a Pacific Northwest river that made a wrong turn on its spawning journey, made an unlikely appearance at Nimbus Fish Hatchery on Thursday, September 8. “Staff doing weir … 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

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