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  • Water agency approves $11B for California twin tunnels plan - LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s largest water agency on Tuesday approved a nearly $11 billion plan to help fund two enormous tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. Jerry Brown’s ambitious and controversial plan to remake the state’s water system. The board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted...
  • California doesn’t want this towering water project. Trump administration may build it anyway - The Trump administration is pushing forward with a colossal public works project in Northern California — heightening the towering Shasta Dam the equivalent of nearly two stories. The problem is that California is dead-set against the plan, and state law prohibits the 602-foot New Deal-era structure from getting any taller....
  • Feather River flow cranked up for young salmon - Yuba City >> A half-million baby spring-run salmon were released Monday into the Feather River, which is far less than normal, according to the Golden Gate Salmon Association. The fish were released downstream from the confluence with the Yuba River, according to the association. Normally 2 million of the spring-run...
  • These Chinook almost went extinct during California’s drought. Can this $100 million plan save them? - During the worst of California’s five-year drought, thousands of eggs and newly spawned salmon baked to death along a short stretch of the Sacramento River below Shasta Dam. The winter-run Chinook, already hanging by a thread, nearly went extinct. Hoping to avoid a repeat of that dire scenario, fisheries officials...
  • Hatchery-raised salmon released into Sierra creek to save endangered species - By Peter FimriteMarch 8, 2018 Updated: March 8, 2018 4:56pm Seeking to stave off the extinction of a storied species, state and federal wildlife officials are releasing 200,000 hatchery-raised salmon into a restored High Sierra creek where once-magnificent winter runs were wiped out over the past century. The releases starting...