CSPA Press Release: State and federal water projects violate standards: Delta fisheries plunge in summer of 2013

From the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, this press release: “The state and federal water export projects continue to ignore regulatory requirements and Delta fisheries have again been hammered by excessive water exports.  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has released the 2013 Fall Mid Water Trawl (FMWT) abundance indices of Delta fish.  Fisheries continue to collapse.  DFW also […]

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Delta Stewardship Council hears about dry conditions and Shasta’s cold water pool, plus the Delta Watermaster’s latest report

The operators of the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project have concerns that the releases of water now from Shasta Dam to maintain water quality standards in the Delta are jeopardizing the cold water pool needed to support salmon spawning in the fall, leading the State Water Board to agree to allow the projects to operate under the […]

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Report Summary: Term 91 and Delta flow requirements

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is required by law to establish flow and water quality objectives that ensure the reasonable protection of beneficial uses.  With the revision of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan underway, and even the State Water Board itself admitting in a 2010 report, “The best available science suggests that current flows are insufficient […]

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