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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....
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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...
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Saturday’s salmon fishing opener: What you need to know

By Tom Stienstra March 30, 2017 The opening of salmon season is Saturday, with forecasts for fish and weather that make opening day — and the upcoming season — a huge mystery across the Pacific. It’s not lost on many...
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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...
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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 Cal...
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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 t...
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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...
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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...
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Single tunnel proposal for Delta may herald a new approach

A compromise proposal suggests that one tunnel instead of two be constructed on the Sacramento River to deliver water to the pumps near Tracy. (Randall Benton –Sacramento Bee file) BY JOHN MCMANUS Special to The Bee  The Public Policy Institute of...
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Everyone is at odds over Gov. Brown’s delta tunnels plan — here’s a compromise that could stop the fighting

When enemies are in face-to-face combat, they’re often blind to an obvious path to potential compromise. That’s certainly true of water warriors, who have been battling over California’s most valuable and limited resource since statehood. Fights don’t ...
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