From Contra Costa Times - Thursday, March 29, 2012
From San Jose Mercury News - Thursday, March 29, 2012
Coalition response...This article does a good job in presenting the views of the NRC scientists. However, the statement by the law professor from Berkeley makes one wonder how clairvoyant the professor really is. Depending on who is asked the question, the statement could have been, "Critics of water diversions from the Delta were hoping the report would point a finger at the pumps, which it didn't." People need to carefully read the report and understand what it does and does not say before jumping to conclusions.
By Alex Breitler
From The Record - Thursday, March 29, 2012
Coalition response...There are many nuggets in the study. Others include:
• "Introduced species have caused dramatic changes in habitat, prey, and predators of the listed fish species in the Delta. Introductions of nonnative species will continue into the future as management controls that substantially reduce risk are difficult and expensive to implement." --- Pages 7-8.
• "Coastal ocean productivity is one of the most significant factors determining the ocean survival of juvenile salmon and the number of adult salmon that return to spawn. When ocean conditions are unfavorable for salmon and steelhead, those effects can be partially ameliorated by increasing the diversity of wild and hatchery salmon ocean entrance timing." --- Page 8.
• "Consideration of the large number of stressors and their effects and interactions leads to the conclusion that efforts to eliminate any one stressor are unlikely to reverse declines in the listed species." --- Page 8.
There are even more nuggets; it just depends on what the reader is seeking.
By Mark Grossi
From Fresno Bee - Thursday, March 29, 2012
From Petaluma Press Democrat - Thursday, March 29, 2012
From YubaNet - Thursday, March 29, 2012
From ACWA - Thursday, March 29, 2012
By Wayne Lusvardi
From Cal Watchdog - Thursday, March 29, 2012
From Marysville Appeal-Democrat - Thursday, March 29
From Central Valley Business Times - Thursday, March 29, 2012
From Redding Record Searchlight - Thursday, March 29, 2012
From Fresno Bee - Friday, March 30, 2012
From Sacramento Bee - Friday, March 30, 2012
From Stockton Record - Friday, March 30, 2012
By John Fleck
From Inkstain - Thursday, March 29, 2012
From USFWS - Thursday, March 29, 2012
From KQED - Thursday, March 29, 2012