A small tag is visible on a Delta smelt, left, at a UC Davis lab in Byron. The tiny fish thrived in the Delta for about 10,000 years, but the population has crashed in the past several decades. The fish has been hit by dams, changes in salinity, dredging, invasive species and drought.<252>
A small tag is visible on a Delta smelt, left, at a UC Davis lab in Byron. The tiny fish thrived in the Delta for about 10,000 years, but the population has crashed in the past several decades. The fish has been hit by dams, changes in salinity, dredging, invasive species and drought.<252> Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
A small tag is visible on a Delta smelt, left, at a UC Davis lab in Byron. The tiny fish thrived in the Delta for about 10,000 years, but the population has crashed in the past several decades. The fish has been hit by dams, changes in salinity, dredging, invasive species and drought.<252> Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
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Dan Morain has been a columnist for The Sacramento Bee since 2010, focusing on state government and politics. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times, covering the California Supreme Court when Rose Bird was chief justice, the Legislature when Willie Brown was speaker and the governor's office during Gray Davis' tenure. Dan Morain can be reached at dmorain@sacbee.com or 916-321-1907. Twitter: @DanielMorain.