President Obama Signs Water Bill With Big Ag ‘Poison Pill’ Rider

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In a slap in the face to fishermen, Tribes, environmental justice advocates, conservationists and family farmers, President Barack Obama on December 16 signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act into law with its environmentally destructive Big Ag … Continued

Governor Jerry Brown Lauds Release of Documents for Delta Tunnels Water Grab

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California Governor Jerry Brown yesterday lauded the release of the “final” environmental documents for the controversial Delta Tunnels, a plan that fishermen, Tribal leaders, conservationists, family farmers and environmental justice advocates consider to be the most environmentally destructive public works project … Continued

State and Feds will release EIS for Delta Tunnels plan tomorrow

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Just in time for the Holidays, the California Department of Water Resources and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced they will release their 80,000-page Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/ EIS) for the controversial Delta Tunnels plan on Thursday, December … Continued

Reclamation will increase American River releases to 35,000 cfs

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As a big Pacific storm was slated to drench northern California, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced today it will increase water releases to the American River below Nimbus Dam on Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. from 15,000 cubic feet … Continued

President Obama, Please Veto The WRDA & California Drought Bill!

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The Water Resources Development Act, with its poison pill Big Ag rider sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein, passed the Senate on Friday, December 9. For the full details on the bill, go to: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/12/10/1609636/-Congress-Approves-Water-Bill-With-Feinstein-s-Environmentally-Destructive-Rider Here is the latest action alert from Restore … Continued

Port Of West Sacramento Offers Stripers, Catfish And Black Bass

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The Port of West Sacramento played host to one of my strangest-ever fishing experiences, in terms of the surroundings. On one spring trip in the late 1980’s, I fished for catfish from shore in the port. Right across from where … Continued

Two top California water officials retire amidst growing opposition to Delta Tunnels

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Mark Cowin, the Director of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), and Carl Torgersen, the DWR Chief Deputy Director, will be retiring from their positions at the embattled agency at the end of 2016. News of the two officials’ … Continued