Baykeeper Updates Related to Water Resources

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...
Blog Post: January 25, 2016
On January 13, Baykeeper held a reception and conversation to consider one of our state’s most pressing issues: The Future of Water in California. Our speakers were Felicia Marcus, who chairs the State Water Resources Control Board, and Cat Kuhlman, who holds two state government posts, Deputy...
BK In The News: January 8, 2016
A California lawmaker is dramatically raising the stakes in water management, proposing fines that could reach thousands of dollars a day and public shaming of people who use too much. . . . Environmentalists say public shaming works. Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco...
Blog Post: November 3, 2015
The 35-mile tunnels proposed to route freshwater from the northern end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to pumps on the southern end have a new name, the California Water Fix. But that doesn’t change the harm that this project, estimated to cost $25 billion, would cause to San Francisco Bay. The...
Monthly Column: July 1, 2015
                      While out on a run the other morning, I passed by a house with lawn sprinklers going full blast. Water was running down the driveway, down the street and into the gutter. I might have knocked on the door to chat about the severe drought crises facing California, but it...

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