Baykeeper Updates Related to Water Resources

BK In The News: February 13, 2017
Adrian Covert (Opinion, Feb. 9) relies on sensationalist claims to avoid a rational and science-based discussion of California’s water needs. Covert claims that the state Water Board will impose 50 percent cuts “at the first sign of any future drought.” Wrong. The proposed flow restrictions might ...
Monthly Column: February 1, 2017
San Francisco Bay’s native fish are dying for water.  In the past, the Bay was an exceptionally rich environment for wildlife. San Francisco Bay is part of the Bay-Delta estuary, where fresh river water mixes with salty ocean tides. This creates multiple diverse ecosystems that sustain a variety of...
Blog Post: January 27, 2017
Baykeeper and our partners at The Bay Institute are advocating in support of increased freshwater flows to the Bay and Delta. Currently, too much water in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is being diverted. There’s not enough natural flow to keep the fish alive and the ecosystem healthy. From the...
Blog Post: January 24, 2017
Too much water in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is being diverted. There’s not enough natural flow to keep the fish alive and the ecosystem healthy. From the San Joaquin River all the way down to San Francisco Bay, low river flows have concentrated pollutants and harmed salmon and other Bay-...
Blog Post: December 8, 2016
In the face of alarming signs of ecosystem collapse in parts of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary, Baykeeper is advocating in support of increasing freshwater flows to the Bay and Delta from the San Joaquin River. Currently, most of the water in the San Joaquin and its tributaries is diverted for...
BK In The News: July 7, 2016
Californians are saving an extraordinary amount of water, new records show, even after winter rains prompted state regulators to begin easing drought-driven restrictions on cities and towns. “We’re not out of a drought yet,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of the conservation advocacy...
Blog Post: April 25, 2016
Plans to divert fresh water from the Sacramento River and send it through two tunnels to pumps on the southern end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could devastate the San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem. Baykeeper has worked to oppose the construction of Delta tunnels for many years. Now, we have...
BK In The News: April 19, 2016
BLACKHAWK -- The homeowners association for this upscale, gated community has threatened to fine homeowners for brown or dead lawns and landscaping despite a continuing state drought emergency. . . Said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper executive director, "The Blackhawk HOA seems to have missed an...
Monthly Column: April 4, 2016
Should local salmon be pushed to extinction? Should some Bay Area residents pay much higher water bills? Should San Francisco Bay be contaminated with toxic pollutants? My guess is that Bay Area readers would answer these questions with a resounding “no,” but these scenarios will become reality if...
Blog Post: January 25, 2016
How is California faring during a major drought? What can we do locally to help turn around the acidification of the ocean? Can the many different interests in California come together to deal creatively with the state’s water woes? These were some of the questions considered at Baykeeper’s January...

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