California’s largest reservoir project in decades gets an $800 million boost. But is it feasible?

California’s largest reservoir project in decades gets an $800 million boost. But is it feasible?

California’s largest reservoir project in decades gets an $800 million boost. But is it feasible? BY DALE KASLER AND RYAN SABALOW California officials Tuesday awarded $816 million in voter-approved bond money to build Sites Reservoir, an hour north of Sacramento,...
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Close to Home: Stop efforts to kill salmon and fishing jobs

Close to Home: Stop efforts to kill salmon and fishing jobs

JOHN MCMANUS IS PRESIDENT OF THE GOLDEN GATE SALMON ASSOCIATION. | July 22, 2018, 12:07AM Today, many Northern California commercial fishermen sit in harbors along our coast worrying about their bills and waiting for another disastrously shortened salmon seaso...
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SF would face new limits under state water proposal Kurtis Alexander July 6, 2018  California water officials announced an ambitious plan Friday to revive some of the state’s biggest rivers, a move that seeks to stave off major devastation to wetlands...
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California has a new plan for allocating its water, and it means less for farmers

California has a new plan for allocating its water, and it means less for farmers BY DALE KASLER dkasler@sacbee.com July 06, 2018 01:22 PM State regulators proposed sweeping changes in the allocation of California’s water Friday, leaving more water in...
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Due to low flows, Feather River fish are released into the Sacramento River

By Risa Johnson, Chico Enterprise-Record POSTED: 05/02/18, 6:00 PM PDT Sacramento >> One million baby fall-run salmon raised in the Feather River Hatchery were released on Wednesday morning into the Sacramento River. This comes as the Northern California Guide...
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Quite a sight: 1M chinook salmon released into Sacramento River

Vicki Gonzalez, KCRA Updated 8:51 am, Friday, May 4, 2018 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — One million fall-run chinook salmon were released into the Sacramento River Wednesday. The smolts were bred at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville through the California Dep...
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Water agency approves $11B for California twin tunnels plan

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...
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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...
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Feather River flow cranked up for young salmon

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,...
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These Chinook almost went extinct during California’s drought. Can this $100 million plan save them?

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...
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