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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Hatchery-raised salmon released into Sierra creek to save endangered species

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 win...
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California salmon will have places to chill with dam removal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $100 million project removing dams and helping fish route around others is returning a badly endangered salmon to spring-fed waters in northernmost California, giving cold-loving native fish a life-saving place to chill as scientists s...
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Endangered salmon get a second watershed and a second chance in Shasta County

Endangered salmon get a second watershed and a second chance in Shasta County

For the past 80 years life has only gotten worse for winter-run chinook salmon. When Shasta and Keswick dams were built on the Sacramento River, they kept the salmon from getting to their ancestral spawning grounds, while smaller dams and...
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S.F. Struggles to Fully Divest from Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuel divestment has become a tactic for going on offense against climate change. So why won’t San Francisco join the fight? • Tom Molanphy, Thu Feb 1st, 2018 7:00am Picture a postcard-perfect San Francisco evening. The sun drops behind...
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Lessons Learned 25 Years After Landmark California Water Reform Law

Lessons Learned 25 Years After Landmark California Water Reform Law

The Central Valley Project Improvement Act was an ambitious effort toward balanced and sustainable water policy and it holds lessons for today, write Audubon’s Meghan Hertel and Golden Gate Salmon Association’s John McManus. CALIFORNIA’S MOST IMPORTANT f...
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$17 billion Delta tunnels plan in trouble after key water agency backs out

$17 billion Delta tunnels plan in trouble after key water agency backs out

$17 billion Delta tunnels plan in trouble after key water agency backs out By PAUL ROGERS | progers@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 19, 2017 at 6:12 pm | UPDATED: September 20, 2017 at 5:12 am In a...
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