Baykeeper Updates Related to Water Resources

Monthly Column: August 8, 2017
Governor Jerry Brown claims to be an environmental leader. He recently basked in the international spotlight, proclaiming California as a climate leader. So it’s extremely disappointing that the governor continues to push for a massive, expensive water project that will irreparably harm San...
Blog Post: May 23, 2017
The proposed Delta Tunnels project is once again threatening the health of San Francisco Bay. After decades of excessive water diversions, San Francisco Bay and the larger Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are starving for fresh water. The situation is harming fish, birds, plants, and people throughout...
Blog Post: May 3, 2017
The challenges facing San Francisco Bay—and the opportunity for a bigger movement for the environment to come together—set the stage for Baykeeper’s 2nd Annual Water Forum on April 24. The theme was Water Policy and Bay Protection in the New Federal Era. Our speakers, Jared Huffman, member of...
Monthly Column: April 4, 2017
This year, the Bay Area has been deluged with rain. After years of severe drought, we’re not complaining. However, the downpour came with side effects. Creeks, roads and neighborhoods flooded. Sewage overflows caused major spills in local communities. Billions of gallons of rainwater washed off...
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...

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