Baykeeper Updates Related to Water Resources

BK In The News: March 18, 2015
California officials approved a package of far-reaching water restrictions Tuesday, limiting homes and businesses in much of the Bay Area and elsewhere to just two days of outdoor watering per week while cracking down on the way restaurants and hotels use water. . . Some water experts were quick to...
Press Release: March 17, 2015
(Sacramento, CA) – The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is expected to adopt an expanded emergency urban water conservation regulation today. The State Water Board’s action comes on the heels of new NASA data showing that California has approximately one year of...
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Blog Post: November 17, 2014
A coalition of 27 environmental, fishing, and public policy groups, including Baykeeper, have released Wetter or Not – Actions to Ease the Current Drought and Prepare for the Next, a comprehensive set of recommendations to address the impacts of a sustained drought. Organizations taking part...
Featured Stories: October 10, 2014
Baykeeper recommends a No vote on Proposition 1, the Water Bond on the statewide November ballot. Officially titled the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, Prop 1 is a $7.545 billion general obligation bond measure. Many environmental leaders and legislators put...
Monthly Column: September 3, 2014
The proposed 35-mile tunnels to carry fresh water from the northern end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to pumps on the southern end would harm San Francisco Bay. This $25 billion project would also devastate the Delta ecosystem and wipe out California’s salmon fishery. Two major rivers, the...
Blog Post: August 11, 2014
The 35-mile tunnels proposed to carry freshwater from the northern end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to pumps on the southern end would harm San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper recently took action against the controversial $25-billion project by submitting comments opposing the Delta tunnels in the...
Blog Post: June 15, 2011
Baykeeper submitted comments to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) on June 13, 2011 regarding a proposed desalination plant in East Contra Costa County. This letter was submitted in response to a proposal being evaluated by SFPUC, which considers whether to provide an...
Monthly Column: September 1, 2009
San Francisco Baykeeper was founded on the principle that the San Francisco Bay and its connected rivers, creeks, and wetlands belong to the communities that depend on them—and must be protected accordingly. Fortunately, we have the Clean Water Act to help us do just that. When Congress...
Monthly Column: August 1, 2008
California is currently in the midst of a severe drought. Our streams and rivers are carrying only about 40 percent of their average water flow, and smoky skies have clouded the Bay Area for weeks as wildfires born of dry conditions rage in nearby communities. As the summer stretches on...

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