Public access to Oroville Dam records blocked by Jerry Brown administration

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As California Governor Jerry Brown prepared to meet with Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke in Sacramento on April 13 to discuss water and other issues, the Brown administration denied the Sacramento Bee access to State of California public records regarding the Oroville Dam crisis. According to … Continued

Showdown at Delta Stewardship Council over Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels Thursday

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The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) on Thursday, March 23 will consider a controversial motion to amend the  Delta Plan to automatically accept new conveyance (the Delta Tunnels) into their master plan for the Delta, “without proper public vetting,” according to a news … Continued

Action Alert: Defend the Delta from Jerry Brown’s Tunnels @DSC

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This is the latest action alert from Restore the Delta (RTD): The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) has been attempting to pull a fast one on Delta area residents. They are considering a motion to amend the Delta Plan to automatically … Continued

Federal Scientists Find Delta Tunnels Plan Will Devastate Salmon

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Governor Jerry Brown and administration officials claim that the California WaterFix, a controversial plan to build two 35-mile long tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, is based on “science.” “The best scientific thinking says California needs the project,” Governor Brown told Dan … 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

Jerry Brown seeks $437 million for flood control in wake of Oroville Dam crisis

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Spurred by heavy state, national and international media attention on the Oroville Dam crisis, California Governor Jerry Brown  on February 24 announced a series of “immediate and longer-term actions” to bolster dam safety, improve flood protection and fix the state’s aging … 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

Oroville spillway crisis exposes absurdity of Jerry Brown’s push for Delta Tunnels

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A day after state officials ordered the evacuation of over 188,000 people from Butte, Yuba and Sutter Counties on February 12, members of the newly-formed Delta Caucus of the California Legislature issued a statement regarding the “hazardous situation” at Oroville Dam after … Continued

Lake Oroville surges over emergency spillway for first time in history

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  Water from Lake Oroville flowed over the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam for the first time in the reservoir’s 48-year history after the water level exceeded 901 feet in elevation shortly after 8 a.m. today. The water slowly began … Continued

Breaking News: Lake Oroville Releases Increase As Inflow to Reservoir Declines

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I just received this update on the Oroville Dam spillway hole from the Department of Water Resources: SACRAMENTO – While there is still a chance the emergency spillway at Lake Oroville may be used this weekend, reservoir operators say that … Continued

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