Sacramento River juvenile salmon released from Coleman Hatchery in three-year study

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CHICO, California — On Saturday, April 13, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a total of 360,000 juvenile fall Chinook salmon on the Sacramento River in an three-year study aimed at increasing their survival on their long journey to the ocean. The service released 180,000 … Continued

Fishermen, Tribes and Conservation Groups Challenge Sites Reservoir Project

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A coalition of 27 organizations, including Indian Tribes, fishing groups and environmental organizations, sent a letter to Jim Watson of the Sites Project Authority on March 17 indicating their concerns about the detrimental impacts that water diversions from the controversial … Continued

Fugro awarded geotechnical investigation for Delta Tunnels, even though project hasn’t been approved

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Following the news that the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA) had selected the Jacobs company to be the engineering design manager for the Delta Tunnels, the DCA awarded Fugro a contract for a major geotechnical investigation to support … Continued

Jacobs Selected as Engineering Design Manager for California WaterFix/Delta Tunnels Project

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In spite of a multitude of lawsuits against the Delta Tunnels and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) withdrawing the project’s “certification of consistency” with the Delta Plan developed by the Delta Stewardship Council, the California WaterFix proposal continues to plod forward. … Continued

Senator Feinstein Drops Support for Amendment to WIIN Act (for Now)

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In a letter sent out to constituents on January 17, Senator Dianne Feinstein said she has withdrawn her support, at least for now, for a proposed amendment to the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN Act) that would have weakened protections for … Continued

Jerry Brown Claims Delta Tunnels ‘Will Be Built’ In Exit Interview, Newsom Sworn In

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    At  an event at the Sacramento Press Club that I attended on December 18 entitled, “Jerry Brown, the Exit Interview,” Brown reflected on his five decades in public office, the state of political discourse in the country and … Continued

For the first time ever, zero Delta smelt found in CDFW Fall Midwater Trawl

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The Delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus), a 2 to 3 inch native fish listed under both federal and state Endangered Species Acts, is found only in the Delta estuary. It is regarded as an indicator species, a fish that demonstrates the health of … Continued

State Water Board Approves Increased Flows for Lower San Joaquin River

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Save California’s Salmon staff – Mahlija Florendo, Regina Chichizola and Morning Star Gali – and Malcolm, Regina’s son, at the State Water Resources Control Board meeting in Sacramento on December 12. Photo by Dan Bacher. After a marathon hearing at … Continued

Council staff says CA WaterFix inconsistent with Delta Plan; Council chair urges DWR to withdraw ‘certification’

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Photo: Randy Fiorini, Delta Stewardship Council Chair (center), said he “would strongly encourage the Department to consider withdrawing the certification of consistency.” Photo by Dan Bacher. On November 8, the Delta Stewardship Council staff released a draft report finding that … Continued

Memories: Secret Meeting Participants Flee from Delta Residents, Fishermen

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This article published here in October of 2010 covers the bizarre experience of four of us who tried to attend a secret meeting of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the predecessor to the California WaterFix plan to build the Delta Tunnels, … Continued