Wildlife officials, concerned about drought, are planning unusual measures to protect Sacramento Valley Chinook salmon during their fall spawning run. Water chillers are being installed at one American River hatchery, and managers also are considering injecting eggs artificially into gravel beds.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned that the Delta water tunnel project could violate the Clean Water Act and may increase harm to endangered fish, according to a formal comment letter released by the agency Thursday.
A battle is brewing over water supplies in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. State and federal agencies that operate major California dams have asked for an investigation into whether Delta property owners are diverting too much water for their crops, effectively taking water that doesn’t belong to them.
The $7.5 billion water bond California voters will consider on the November ballot represents a compromise in an attempt to provide upgrades experts say are necessary for the state’s massive and crucial water systems. What do you think of the bond lawmakers settled upon?
The California Supreme Court has agreed to decide an epic battle over whether the state must condemn and acquire parcels on tens of thousands of acres of private property to conduct preliminary testing for Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to construct two large water-conveyance tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
California leaders are embroiled in many difficult decisions about the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, such as who should get the water, how it should be delivered and what to do about all the endangered fish that get in the way. Now there’s a new decision looming about the Delta, and policymakers are as stumped as ever: What to call the place?
The Bay-Delta watershed has been named a "Critical Conservation Area" by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a status that will target federal funding for water quality and habitat improvement projects.
The water diversion project proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown in the Sacramento-San Joaquin is so large that it is hard to visualize. A rival state agency has now produced a video simulation that captures the size and scale of three Sacramento River intakes for the first time.
More than 30 conservation groups are asking state leaders to extend the public comment period for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the $25 billion project that includes two giant water diversion tunnels in the Delta.
Planning for the giant water diversion tunnels proposed in the California Delta is about to be handed off to a new entity, one that gives a prominent role to the water diverters that will benefit from the project.