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California Salmon Suffer In Drought

Pacific Sun

So many salmon once spawned each year in the Central Valley that humans all but lived on them, and chemical traces of the fish are still detectable in the soil, where the scavenged carcasses...

Devastating: Officials say ‘nearly all’ young Sacramento River winter Chinook salmon could perish this year

Sacramento News & Review

On July 6, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife published an update on the status of federally and state-protected Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, which warns “it is possible...

Ship involved in major oil spill leaves San Francisco Bay forever

Mercury News

With no fanfare and few people realizing, an infamous chapter in Bay Area environmental history has closed. Or rather, sailed away. The Cape Mohican, an 873-foot-long military cargo ship that was...

Metal Plating Company Polluting San Francisco Bay, Suit Says

Courthouse News

A metal plating company allowed excessive amounts of chromium, nickel, and other pollutants to pollute nearby waters through stormwater runoff, an environmental group said in a citizen suit in the...

One way to save California salmon threatened by drought: Truck them to the mountains and back

San Francisco Chronicle

In California, it’s not unusual for wildlife officials to truck salmon between their native river habitat and the Pacific Ocean. That’s especially true during droughts, when the Sacramento River runs...

Get Me Water First

Counterpunch

Occasionally, you come across an article, a book, or a film with exceptional power to capture your imagination, influencing your ideas or life, or, at least, reminding you of a time when you, too,...

What Islais Creek tells us about rising sea levels in San Francisco

San Francisco Examiner

Islais Creek is an unassuming waterway along San Francisco’s eastern industrial shoreline, meandering its way inland and providing a natural border between The City’s Bayview and Dogpatch...

One reporter’s view on fish, farms, and the fight over the Delta’s water

Estuary News

As drought parches California, obliterates its snowpack, and reduces rivers to trickles, a familiar feud over water has resurfaced. Farmers want more of it to irrigate their crops, while fishermen...

Bay Fish Still Not Good Eating

Estuary News

After decades of efforts to clean up San Francisco Bay, its fish still carry a toxic load that makes them unfit for human consumption. A new Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) report on its 2019 sport...

Ninth Circuit Urged to Make Feds Change San Francisco Bay Dredging Plan

Courthouse News

A state’s power to regulate how the federal government maintains economically vital navigation channels is limited, a Justice Department lawyer told a Ninth Circuit panel Monday, and urged the court...

Final plan for water releases into Sacramento River could kill up to 88% of endangered salmon run

San Francisco Chronicle

The California water board has approved a plan for water releases into the Sacramento River that could kill off an entire run of endangered chinook salmon and put at risk another population that is...

‘Dire situation’: Silicon Valley cracks down on water use as California drought worsens

The Guardian

Santa Clara county, the home of Silicon Valley, issued mandatory water restrictions this week during a severe drought that has already reached historic levels. The move was championed by analysts...

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