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  • Close to Home: How local salmon are tied to Central Valley flood decisions - JOHN MCMANUS JOHN MCMANUS IS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GOLDEN GATE SALMON ASSOCIATION. | April 14, 2017, 12:07AM In the Russian River watershed, residents understand what floods mean and why it’s important to protect people and property from high water. But it’s less obvious that Sonoma County residents also have...
  • Salmon season opens tomorrow - Sonoma Index-Tribune columnist Bill Lynch. BY BILL LYNCH | March 30, 2017, 5:06PM The ocean salmon season off the Sonoma Coast opens tomorrow, Saturday, and there are some hopeful signs that fishing will be better than expected. The main factor arguing against a good season is the three-year drought preceding...
  • Saturday’s salmon fishing opener: What you need to know - By Tom Stienstra March 30, 2017 The opening of salmon season is Saturday, with forecasts for fish and weather that make opening day — and the upcoming season — a huge mystery across the Pacific. It’s not lost on many that the opener is on April Fool’s Day. What is...
  • This Year’s Floods May Be Good for California’s Salmon - Alastair Bland February 21, 2017 In the mid-1990s, a scientist named Ted Sommer commuted routinely by bicycle between Davis and Sacramento, on the causeway that passes over the vast floodplain called the Yolo Bypass. At the time, state biologists had observed that numbers of Sacramento River fish increased almost every...
  • As Drought Winds Down, CA Lawmakers Set Stage for Future Water Wars - BY LEILANI CLARK  |  Climate, ENVIRONMENT, FARMING 01.24.17 Congress quietly passed water legislation in December that could drain the state’s Bay Delta and endanger fish populations. All signs point to the five-year drought being over for parts of California, at least for the time being. A mid-winter week of punishing...