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Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta
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.
KMJ host Chris Daniel hosted a 2hr water forum on Wednesday night from 5-7pm. Guests included Tom Birmingham of Westlands Water District, Revive's Chris Acree, Bill Diedrich of San Luis Water District, Robert Silva Mayor of Mendota, John Shelton of CA Fish and Game, and Steve Haze representing the San Joaquin Valley Water Leadership Forum. The forum was a moderated discussion about the current status of water and water management in the San Joaquin Valley. The forum was a great oppotunity to introduce restoration of the San Joaquin River as a possible solution to our water management woes.
Revive the San Joaquin submitted the following public comments to Judi Tapia, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation concerning the Draft Environmental Impact Report on the Grasslands ByPass Project. The Proposed Project is asking for an additional 10 years to comply with state water quality and environmental regulations.
Revive the San Joaquin’s Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Grasslands Bypass Project 2010-2019
By Matt Weiser
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 06, 2009 | Page 4A
The Schwarzenegger administration's plan to fast-track construction of a water canal around the Delta leans on an old interpretation of state water law from a bygone era. Valid or not, supporters and critics agree the plan is more likely to fast-track its way into court.
By John Ellis / The Fresno Bee
State officials will meet today to talk about the effect of a ruling late Friday by a federal judge in Fresno that ordered big cuts in delta water pumping to protect an endangered fish.
The state contends the ruling by U.S. District Judge Oliver Wanger will have dire consequences for Valley farmers and Southern California residents who depend on delta water, even though a closer look at Wanger's ruling shows that he included provisions to maintain necessary pumping levels during emergencies.
UPDATED: 5:03 pm PDT October 12, 2007
SACRAMENTO -- The mighty river delta that supplies water to two-thirds of California's population and is one of the most important wildlife habitats on the West Coast is in worse shape than ever despite $4.7 billion in government spending.
The ambitious venture launched seven years ago to restore and protect the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has spent most of its budget on projects hundreds of miles away, according to an Associated Press review.
By Dan Bacher Faced with increasing evidence that water exports from the California Delta are a key factor in the collapse of chinook salmon in the Central Valley, the Bush administration is claiming that “unfavorable ocean conditions” are the “likely culprit” for the dramatically low returns of
By Dan Bacher
Faced with increasing evidence that water exports from the California Delta are a key factor in
the collapse of chinook salmon in the Central Valley, the Bush administration is claiming that
“unfavorable ocean conditions” are the “likely culprit” for the dramatically low returns of
Academics, officials hope program can stave off the fragile fish's extinction.
By Matt Weiser / The Sacramento Bee
BYRON -- After fighting for decades to protect the threatened delta smelt, wildlife officials have begun to move in a new direction: a captive-breeding program in case the fragile fish goes extinct in the wild.
The decision to begin a species rescue program was made cooperatively by state and federal agencies and academics in recent weeks.
Officials still are working to fully fund the effort, but it will be based at a University of California at Davis smelt research lab at the state Department of Water Resources facility near this south delta town in Contra Costa County.
Warming could leave areas swamped, planners told
By DON THOMPSON