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  • Westlands must decide now whether it’s all in on Delta tunnels - BY DAN MORAIN Jerry Brown took an Old English turn from his Latin wisdom in 2012 by declaring: “I want to get s— done,” a reference to his vision for building two tunnels 30 miles long to move Sacramento River water south from the Delta to the rest of the...
  • Oroville Dam: Salmon survive spillway’s erosion, then suffocate in mishap - By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | PUBLISHED: May 11, 2017 SACRAMENTO — A quarter-million hatchery salmon survived the near-collapse of a California dam’s spillway this winter, only to suffocate after a pump failed this week, officials said Thursday. They were among about 5 million baby fall-run Chinook salmon that were rescued...
  • Fish wrap: Fort Baker strategy has potential to help salmon - On Monday (May 29), three Sausalito party boats carrying 55 fishermen caught just 20 salmon, the largest weighing 22 pounds. Fishing, indeed, is anything but hot. But local salmon fishermen bummed by lousy fishing may have a good season or two to anticipate in the coming years. That’s because a...
  • 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...