Friday, August 12, 2011

News articles and links from Aug 12, 2011

Water Supply

California’s water wars: It isn’t fish vs. farmers


By Doug Obegi

From LA Times – Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011

Coalition response...Farmers would also like “scientifically sound solutions” to our water delivery problems but not the science that Obegi and others are championing. The science used to develop the biological opinions that regulate water deliveries from the Delta have been called “arbitrary and capricious,” as well as “silly” in a federal judge’s ruling that ordered federal fish agencies to rewrite the guidelines.

Obegi’s comparison of water exports during the recent drought with 1987-92 is false. According to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Delta exports from both the State and federal pumps during 2007-2009 totaled 11.65 MAF for an average of 3.88 MAF. The numbers from 1987-92 total 27.79 MAF and average 4.94 MAF.

Not only do we need science that is not silly to solve our water delivery dilemma but we also need numbers that are true.


Water Board to vote on funding Sites Reservoir study


From Willows Journal – Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Water level behind Oroville Dam dips, just a little


From Chico Enterprise-Record – Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Hetch Hetchy efficiently sends drinking water to 2.5 million


By Ed Harrington

From Sacramento Bee – Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011


State, feds to move aggressively on Delta plan


From The Record – Friday, Aug. 12, 2011


DFG meeting to address coho salmon in Shasta, Scott valleys


From Siskiyou Daily News – Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Hearing: Coho Salmon on the Brink

Press Release

From Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro –Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011


North San Joaquin groundwater levels up – barely


By Alex Breitler

From The Record – Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

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