Friday, March 23, 2012

News articles and links from March 23, 2012


California water wars spotlight: Sacramento Delta


By Bob Morris

From Independent Voter Network - Friday, March 23, 2012

Coalition response...Recent research has proven that factors other than the pumps play a larger role in the dwindling salmon population. A "feeding frenzy" occurs when juvenile salmon migrate through the Delta and encounter striped bass that are waiting for an easy meal. Ocean conditions---water temperature and dwindling food supply---have also reduced the salmon numbers. Some individuals continue to lay the blame for low salmon numbers at the pumps but science is proving otherwise.

The author is correct in emphasizing the importance of the Delta in solving California's water issues. Current efforts through the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and the Delta Stewardship Council is drawing us closer to finding those necessary answers to both protect the Delta ecosystem and provide a reliable water supply. That water supply satisfies the needs of 25 million Californians and is used to grow a safe and healthy food supply.


Richvale farmers get overview of statewide water issues


From Chico Enterprise-Recorder - Friday, March 23, 2012

Water deal: Farmers object to Merced Irrigation District's sale plan


From Merced Sun-Star - Friday, March 23, 2012

Some growers fear worse year outside Merced Irrigation District


From Merced Sun-Star - Friday, March 23, 2012

Senate leader: Another delay likely for water bond


From Fresno Bee - Thursday, March 22, 2012

From Modesto Bee - Thursday, March 22, 2012

From SF Chronicle - Thursday, March 22, 2012

From SJ Mercury News - Thursday, March 22, 2012

From CBS/47 TV - Thursday March 22, 2012

No miracle but return to normal weather pattern...water district may run canal backwards


From Sierra2TheSea - Thursday, March 22, 2012


Farming communities facing crisis over nitrate pollution, study says


From MSNBC - March 2012


Support bill, protect Delta


From Tracy Press - Friday, March 23, 2012

A quick correction for the recent MSNBC delta smelt story


By Brandon Middleton

From Pacific Legal Foundation - Friday, March 23, 2012

An endangered fish may mean less water for California farmers

Story/Video report

From MSNBC - Thursday, March 22, 2012

Delta smelt X2 litigation resumes in the Ninth Circuit


By Brandon Middleton

From Pacific Legal Foundation - Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fact sheet sheds light on impacts of "flow-only" approach to Delta


From ACWA - Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Coho salmon recovery plan's 'flaws' outlined


From Siskiyou Daily News - Thursday, March 22, 2012

River flow request seeks to prevent salmon die-off


From Trinity Journal - Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's time for Congress to act on Klamath legislation


By Curtis Knight

From Mt. Shasta News - Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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