News Worth Noting: Reclamation announces final schedule for Trinity River releases; Fish & Game Commission Adopts Central Valley and Klamath River Fishing Regulations; Central Valley Regional Water Board issues $440,440 penalty to Recology at Yuba-Sutter landfill

ReclamationReclamation announces final schedule for release into Trinity River as part of Restoration Program:  “The Bureau of Reclamation announced today that releases from Lewiston Dam into the Trinity River for the “dry” water year with a total volume of 453,000 acre-feet will reach a peak flow of 8,500 cubic feet per second over the two-day period of May 5 and 6, 2015 for coarse sediment management purposes as part of the Trinity River Restoration Program.  Releases will begin increasing gradually on April 22, with more rapid increases from April 30-May 4, and remain at the peak of 8,500 cfs for a period of 2 days. Release rates will then be reduced to 2,000 cfs over a period of 11 days. As the flows recede, several days of flows at 2,000, 1,200, and 700 cfs follow for monitoring purposes. The summer base-flow rate of 450 cfs will begin on June 30. … ”  Read more from the Bureau of Reclamation here:  Reclamation announces final schedule for release into Trinity River as part of Restoration Program

dfw logoFish and Game Commission Adopts Central Valley and Klamath River In-river Sport Fishing Regulations:The California Fish and Game Commission adopted changes to the Central Valley and Klamath River basin salmon sport fishing regulations for the 2015 season on Friday, April 17. The changes include fall-run Chinook quotas, bag and possession limits, and restrictions at the mouth of the Klamath River (spit area) and in the main stem Klamath River in the vicinity of Blue Creek. The only change to the Central Valley regulations is an increase in the possession limit from two to four salmon. All other Central Valley regulations remain unchanged from last year. … ”  Read more from the Department of Fish and Wildlife here: Fish and Game Commission Adopts Central Valley and Klamath River In-river Sport Fishing Regulations

SWRCB logo water boardsCentral Valley Regional Water Board issues $440,440 penalty to Recology at Yuba-Sutter landfill:  “The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board has issued a $440,440 civil liability against Recology Inc. for water quality violations at its Yuba Sutter Landfill near Marysville.  Recology operates a transfer station and green waste composting facility on top of the Yuba Sutter Landfill, a closed landfill located next to the Yuba River. The site is regulated by the Central Valley Water Board through Waste Discharge Requirements and a Cleanup and Abatement Order.  The Cleanup and Abatement Order requires Recology to enhance its operations at the compost area to collect leachate generated from compost piles during rainstorms. Compost leachate contains high levels of salt, nitrogen, metals, pathogens and oxygen-demanding substances, and can adversely affect groundwater and surface waters. ... ”  Read more from the State Water Resources Control Board here:  Central Valley Regional Water Board issues $440,440 penalty to Recology at Yuba-Sutter landfill

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