The California Fish and Game Commission will consider protecting the northern spotted owl under the state’s Endangered Species Act and weigh whether sport anglers should be allowed to take more non-native bass from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The old rules will remain in effect during the review, which could take two years or longer, but the fisheries agencies’ work could affect Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to overhaul the Delta’s existing plumbing system.
A group of commercial fishermen won a potentially significant court ruling in the seemingly endless battle over California’s water supply and the volumes of water pumped south through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build twin tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was hailed Tuesday as the long-awaited salvation for the damaged estuary – and also lambasted as a nightmarish boondoggle. And that was just Day 1 of the state’s marathon hearings on the $15.5 billion proposal.
Still swirling in controversy, Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $15.5 billion re-engineering of the troubled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is heading into a critical phase over the next year that could well decide if the project comes to fruition.
The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state has the right to enter private property to conduct soil and environmental testing as part of a plan to divert fresh southbound water under or around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta on its way to Central and Southern California.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California said Monday it has completed its purchase of five islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a $175 million deal that has aroused suspicion about a “water grab.”
Thomas Herzog recounts what he saw and heard as a fire broke out in the small Delta community of Locke on Sunday, July 3, 2016. The fire completely consumed some second-story apartment units, damaged the business below and also a third residence, but due to the exterior sprinkler system and the quick action of the fire department, the fire was contained to just the one structure.
In a decision that could delay or complicate Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build two huge tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a Superior Court judge ruled Friday that a comprehensive management plan for the estuary is no longer valid.
Another legal challenge has been filed seeking to block the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s $175 million purchase of five islands in the heart of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. This time, San Joaquin County and a group of Delta farmers allege that the pending sale represents a breach of contract.
Sacramento mayoral candidate Darrell Steinberg has worked since July as an adviser to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the massive agency that partly relies on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to serve more than 19 million south state residents.