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The Sacramento- San Joaquin River Delta is the largest estuarine system on the west coast of the Americas and a rich national treasure. So why do we treat it like sewer? Read more to unfold the many mysteries and current challenges facing the Delta.

SWRCB Aims to Set Delta Flow Requirements for San Joaquin River System

The State Water Resources Control Board, the state agency responsible for protecting the public trust resources and allocating water among competing uses, is aiming to enact new flow criteria to protect the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary, starting with flows contributed to the Bay-Delta by the San Joaquin River. The Board has already determined that, in order to fully protect the public trust, 60% of the runoff in the San Joaquin watershed must make it to the Delta. This will be a highly politicized decision and may impact many water users as the Board seek to “go get” water enact these new standards.

Freshwater flows out of the San Joaquin and Sacramento River systems are necessary to repel saltwater incursion into the Central Valley from the flooding and ebbing of ocean tides through the San Francisco Bay. Recognizing this problem long ago,

SWRCB Aims to Set Delta Flow Requirements for San Joaquin River

The State Water Resources Control Board, the state agency responsible for protecting the public trust resources and allocating water among competing uses, is aiming to enact new flow criteria to protect the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary, starting with flows contributed to the Bay-Delta by the San Joaquin River. The Board has already determined that, in order to fully protect the public trust, 60% of the runoff in the San Joaquin watershed must make it to the Delta. This will be a highly politicized decision and may impact many water users as the Board seek to “go get” water enact these new standards.

Freshwater flows out of the San Joaquin and Sacramento River systems are necessary to repel saltwater incursion into the Central Valley from the flooding and ebbing of ocean tides through the San Francisco Bay. Recognizing this problem long ago,

Nunes proposes HR 1837, Say Bye to Our River and Our Water!

Congressman Devin Nunes is at it again, using the San Joaquin River Restoration program as a bargaining chip to divert more State water away from our Delta and rivers and into the hands of Westlands water district and others who can economically benefit from surplus water sales.

GOP trying to kill Delta restrictions meant to preserve salmon, other fish

Restrictions on Delta water supplies meant to protect salmon, Delta smelt and other fish would be eliminated by language that congressional Republicans have put into the government funding bill.

The action would increase water sent to Central Valley farmers and possibly other users.

The 359-page bill, which is expected to co

Westlands district pulls out of delta water plan

Posted at 11:13 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010
By Mark Grossi / The Fresno Bee
 
After investing millions of dollars, Westlands Water District is pulling out of an extensive planning effort to heal the troubled Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, saying high-ranking federal officials are derailing it.

The draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan offers hope of restoring slumping water deliveries to west Valley farmers, Westlands officials said this week.

Commission Approves Limited Salmon Season on Central Valley Rivers

by Dan Bacher

The California Fish and Game Commission, during a teleconference in Sacramento today, voted 5 to 0 to approve a limited fishing season targeting fall run chinook salmon on the Sacramento, Feather and American rivers.

Talk of the Town: Media Joins Outcry Over Feinstein’s Push to Remove Protections for Endangered Species

February 22, 2010 in Water | by evonchambers

The state’s editorial boards have voiced near unanimous opposition to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s plans to eviscerate protections for California’s endangered chinook salmon.

Feinstein announced last week that she is preparing a rider to a federal jobs bill to suspend rules protecting the iconic fish.

Obama calls for new look at delta

Published online on Wednesday, Sep.

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