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  • 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...
  • Oroville Dam, for 1st time in history, uses emergency spillway - By Kurtis Alexander and Filipa A. Ioannou Saturday, February 11, 2017 California’s second-largest reservoir filled with so much water Saturday, thanks to extraordinary winter storms and unexpected damage to a release channel, that officials at Oroville Dam took the unprecedented step of opening the lake’s emergency spillway. Dam operators said...
  • Bodega Bay to be release site for quarter-million hatchery salmon - MARY CALLAHAN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | February 11, 2017, 3:05PM  A quarter-million tiny, young salmon, each just a few inches long, are scheduled to be released into Bodega Bay this spring, providing a potential bright spot amid ongoing hardship for the North Coast fishing fleet. The hatchery-reared fish will be...
  • Brutal western US winter has been terrible for animals - Posted 11:15 a.m. January 27, 2017 By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press Antelope injured while falling on ice. Horses stranded in snowy mountains. Cougars descending from their wilderness lairs to forage in a town. It’s been a beastly winter in the American West, not just for people but for animals too....