The California Fish and Game Commission officially qualified two species of freshwater fish for special protection under the California Endangered Species Act. The Commission listed the delta smelt as “endangered” and the lonfin smelt as “threatened,” a lesser classification. Both are denizens of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and have long been at the center of controversy over water diversions from the Delta.
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Battle lines are forming as Governor Brown prepares to roll out his proposal for the Delta
Good news, bad news for California: we’re well-prepared but still vulnerable.
A controversial bill would ensure water for Central Valley farms — but at what cost?
A report pinpoints critical areas in California for protecting critters.
Thursday’s snow survey found a Sierra snowpack that’s 106% of normal statewide, prompting the DWR to increase its water delivery estimate for 2010.
A barrage of spring storms saves California from a fourth straight dry year–but still leaves a hangover from a three-year drought.
Both state and federal water managers make cautious upward adjustments to projected deliveries.
Everybody has an opinion about California’s increasingly pinched water supply. Trouble is, according to a new report, most of them are wrong.
With key reservoirs hovering around half of the their “normal” levels, state water officials predict another summer of stingy allocations.