Metropolitan Water District Authorizes Purchase of Four Delta Islands

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As Delta smelt and other fish species reach record low population levels and fishermen and fisherwomen brace for salmon restrictions this season, the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California authorized the purchase of four islands in the San Francisco … Continued

Bureau to increase American River flows to 15,000 cfs

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Sacramento – The US Bureau of Reclamation today announced that it will increase water releases into the American River below Nimbus Dam from 8,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 15,000 cfs tomorrow morning starting at 7 a.m. to create space in Folsom Reservoir for … Continued

Tell Santa Clara Valley Water District No Tunnels!

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Californians for Water Security, the Stewart Resnick Big Ag Astroturf (front) group, is now asking Californians to send emails in support of the Delta Tunnels/CA Water Fix to Santa Clara Valley Water District’s Board. “Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) needs … Continued

Assemblymember Eggman introduces bill to force vote on Delta Tunnels

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Sacramento – On the day after Governor Jerry Brown once again touted his Delta Tunnels Plan (“reliable conveyance”) as a “solution” to California’s water problems in his State of the State address, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) announced the introduction … Continued

Porter Ranch gas leak is one in series of CA disasters

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Hearing board action falls short of community demands to shut down Aliso Canyon Storage Facility Three groups – Save Porter Ranch, the Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch – on Saturday, January 23 released a joint statement accusing the … Continued

California’s Biggest Environmental Disaster? Delta Smelt and other fish species plummet to record low levels

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Fish species ranging from endangered Delta Smelt to Striped Bass continued to plummet to record low population levels in 2015 in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, according to the annual fall survey report released on December 18 by the California … Continued

Delta advocates blast Governor Brown for pushing tunnels in State of the State

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In his State of the State Address at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown promoted building “reliable conveyance” — the controversial Delta Tunnels Plan proposed under the California Water Fix and California Water Action Plan — … Continued

Groups file formal protests with State Water Board over tunnels permits

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As Delta smelt, longfin smelt and other fish species continued to plummet to record low population levels in 2015, Governor Jerry Brown forged ahead with his salmon-killing plan to build the Delta Tunnels. In 2016, the long battle to stop … Continued

Governor Brown’s budget DOES include $3.6 million for Delta Tunnels

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In a media teleconference on January 7, three Brown administration officials claimed that no money in the $122.6 billion General Fund budget for 2016-17 unveiled by Governor Jerry Brown would be used to implement the Delta Tunnels under the “California … Continued