View Full Version : California’s Biggest Environmental Disaster? Delta Smelt and other fish species plumm

01-24-2016, 04:00 PM
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 (http://fishsniffer.com/index.php/2016/01/24/californias-biggest-environmental-disaster-delta-smelt-and-other-fish-species-plummet-to-record-low-levels/)

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01-24-2016, 06:45 PM
Since 1967, abundance indices for striped bass, Delta smelt, longfin smelt, American shad, splittail and threadfin shad have declined by 99.7, 97.8, 99.9, 91.9, 98.5 and 97.8%, respectively. according to Jennings.

The natural production of Sacramento winter-run and spring-run Chinook salmon has declined by 98.2 and 99.3%, respectively, and are only at 5.5 and 1.2 percent of doubling levels mandated by the Central Valley Project Improvement Act, California Water Code and California Fish & Game Code.

We are pretty poor stewards of the resource. Very sad.