Mixed News for Sacramento and Klamath Salmon Reported at CDFW Meeting

Wade Sinnen, CDFW environmental scientist, speaks at the salmon fishery information meeting in Santa Rosa on March 1.  Photo by DAN BACHER, Fish Sniffer Staff.  There is no doubt there will be ocean and inland recreational fishing seasons targeting Sacramento … Continued

Frazier: new DWR director is ‘too beholden to water contractors she must regulate’

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SACRAMENTO – While  Jerry Brown has been a genius at manipulating the media to portray him as a “green governor” and the state as the nation’s “green leader,”  the regulators have in fact been captured by the regulated in California. This is particularly true … Continued

Big Court Victory: 10-Year California Water Transfer Program Failed Analysis and Disclosure

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On February 15, Federal District Court Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill in Fresno issued an order supporting many of the claims made by AquAlliance and their co-plaintiff partners in a landmark lawsuit challenging water transfers from rice farmers in the Sacramento Valley … Continued

Brown administration releases cost-benefit analysis for California WaterFix

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The Brown administration today released the long-awaited cost-benefit analysis for the Delta Tunnels, claiming that the plan could “bring billions of dollars in benefits.” Delta Tunnels opponents countered that the analysis is “incomplete,” as it only examines the initial phased-in … Continued

Brown administration proposes construction of Delta Tunnels in two stages

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After months of talk and speculation, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation yesterday announced plans for a two-stage implementation of Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels project, also known as the California WaterFix. In a letter … Continued

State Water Board rejects hearing delay motions from Delta Tunnels opponents

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The California WaterFix hearing officers for the State Water Resources Control Board yesterday denied the motions by Delta Tunnels opponents to delay the hearing on the permits to build the project, based on alleged illegal exparte communications between Water Board and Department … Continued

Tribal Leaders, Fishermen Blast Reclamation Plan to Increase Delta Water Exports

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Water protectors from the Klamath, Trinity, Sacramento and Pit Rivers rally in front of the federal building in Sacramento to oppose the Trump plan to “maximize water deliveries” from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Photo by Dan Bacher. Members of … Continued

California WaterFix Hearing Delayed to February 8

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A critical hearing needed to approve Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels project has been delayed until February 8. The California Water Fix Hearing Team of the State Water Resources Control Board has delayed the hearing as it continues to … Continued

Breaking: Restore the Delta calls for abolition of Delta Stewardship Council

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This just in: Restore the Delta today called for the abolition of the Delta Stewardship Council. The full press release is below: Restore the Delta Pens Potent Letter Calling for Abolition of Delta Stewardship Council STOCKTON – Today, Restore the Delta called for the … Continued

Delta Tunnels Opponents File Motion to Stay Hearing, Alleging Illegal Meetings

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In the latest battle in the struggle to stop Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project, project opponents today filed motions to stay the hearing for the project, based on what they alleged were “unlawful ex parte communications” between water board staff and Department … Continued