Commission closes sport salmon fishing on Klamath, Trinity rivers this fall; steelhead angling will remain open

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The Fish and Game Commission at a teleconference meeting in Sacramento on April 13 voted to close recreational salmon fishing on the Trinity and Klamath rivers this fall, as well as approving the ocean salmon fishing regulations adopted on April 11 by the … Continued

Briefing: In 2005, Groups & Water Agencies Warned Oroville’s Unarmored Auxiliary Spillway Poses Major Risks

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  by Deirdre Des Jardins, California Water Research   Major concerns about the deficiencies and risks of Oroville Dam’s auxiliary spillway and flood control operations were raised by American Rivers, the California Sportfishing Protection  Alliance, Friends of the River (FOR), … Continued

Jerry Brown Calls For Fast-Tracking of River Agreements To Build Delta Tunnels

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As The Winnemem Wintu Tribe proceeded on their historic 300-mile long Run4Salmon from Vallejo to the McCloud River, Governor Jerry Brown called for the expediting of a river flow agreement in order to build his Delta Tunnels to export more water … 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

Sacramento and Klamath River salmon ocean abundance forecasts are down in 2016

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Hundreds of people, including commercial fishermen, charter boat skippers and recreational anglers, packed a large room at the Sonoma County Water Agency offices in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, March 2, to hear the discouraging news from state and federal scientists … Continued

CDFW to Host Public Meeting on Ocean Salmon Fisheries

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Want to find out about the prospects for the ocean salmon season? Then attend the upcoming Ocean Salmon Information meeting in Santa Rosa on March 2. “The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend its … 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