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

Karuk Tribe, Conservationists File Suit to Protect Klamath Wild Salmon, Rural Communities

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The Karuk Tribe and conservation groups yesterday filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a post-fire logging plan in the Klamath National Forest. The press release was issued just a day after federal and state fishery managers releasef data showing … Continued

Delta Tunnels Opponents Say ‘Fix LA & Santa Clara Valley First

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As local water pipes and infrastructure in the Santa Clara Valley and Los Angeles continue to leak and burst, opponents of Governor Jerry Brown’s massive Delta Tunnels on Thursday, March 3 questioned the “wisdom” of state water districts investing another $1.2 … 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

Low Ocean Salmon Abundance Points To Restricted 2016 Season

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The federal government last week released its data on the projections for the upcoming ocean and river salmon seasons in California and Southern Oregon — and it’s not looking good. Commercial and recreational anglers are bracing for further fishing restrictions this … 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

Support the Winnemum Wintu Tribe’s McCloud River Salmon Restoration Plan!

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Below is the comment letter I submitted this morning in support of the Winnemem Wintu’s McCloud River Salmon Restoration Plan. It was based on a template – and I urge anybody who supports the restoration of native winter run Chinook … 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

Offshore Fracking Moratorium Off California Spurred By Lawsuits

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In one of the biggest environmental conflicts of interest in recent California history, a Big Oil lobbyist led a state panel to create so-called “marine protected areas” in Southern California ocean waters at the very same time that the oil … Continued

Governor Jerry Brown Receives Cold, Dead Fish Award Four Years In A Row

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The year 2015 will become infamous as the one when many California fish populations reached record low levels, largely due to poor water management by the state and federal governments. The Bureau of Reclamation and Department of Water Resources continued … Continued