Baykeeper Updates Related to Water Resources

Blog Post: November 12, 2018
Healthy levels of fresh water are vital for San Francisco Bay and the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. Without sufficient flows through these waterways, toxic algae spread, fish die, and pollutants accumulate. Lack of healthy flows are already resulting in record low numbers of native fish like...
BK In The News: August 21, 2018
In the latest chapter of California’s ceaseless war to manage shrinking water sources, regulators are considering drastic changes ... “The board should set strong requirements on flow levels and temperature based on the best available science,” said Ben Eichenberg, staff attorney for San Francisco...
BK In The News: August 21, 2018
One day before the State Water Resources Control Board’s hearing on increased flows for the San Joaquin River and its three tributaries was held in Sacramento on August 21 ... Ben Eichenberg, the Staff Attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, emphasized that the Board should...
Press Release: August 20, 2018
Today, a coalition of environmental organizations, Northern California Indian tribal members, and commercial and sportfishing organizations held a press conference at the State Capitol to advocate for strong salinity standards and unimpaired San Joaquin River flows as part of the State Water...
Blog Post: August 10, 2018
Baykeeper has been advocating for state regulators to increase the amount of fresh water flowing into San Francisco Bay, to ensure a healthy ecosystem for the Bay and wildlife. Now there is new opposition from the federal government. The US Department of Interior recently threatened to bring legal...
Monthly Column: August 1, 2018
A lack of fresh water is tearing apart San Francisco Bay’s web of life. Salmon hatch in rivers and migrate to the ocean at a young age. They mature there and return to the river where they hatched to spawn—leaving the eggs of a new generation. The Bay once teemed with salmon from the two main river...
Blog Post: June 21, 2018
Two major water districts, in Southern California and Silicon Valley, recently voted to help pay for the proposed Delta Tunnels project—despite the fact that the project will harm San Francisco Bay and waterways across the state. If completed, the Delta Tunnels would divert huge quantities of...
Blog Post: June 15, 2018
Clean water activists from across the nation and around the world shared success stories and grappled with challenges at the recent Waterkeeper Alliance Conference—including a team of staff from San Francisco Baykeeper. Baykeeper is a founding member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, the 340...
BK In The News: June 4, 2018
"The twin tunnels could go down in history as the largest, most expensive infrastructure project ever built in California, yet many of the project approvals are being done through backroom deals and administrative decisions without public or legislative input,” says Sejal Choksi-Chugh, the San...
Blog Post: February 16, 2018
In response to public pressure, Governor Brown's office recently proposed adjusting the Delta Tunnels project to include only a single tunnel in its initial phase. But the one-tunnel plan would still potentially remove large amounts of water from the Bay and Delta ecosystem. Baykeeper and our...

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