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During a Summer of Drought, Nobody Will Win

April 10, 2014 | 9:00 am

During a Summer of Drought, Nobody Will Win

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Water managers are walking a tightrope, balancing how much water to deliver where. Read more …

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House Panel Passes GOP ‘Drought Relief’ Bill

February 4, 2014 | 4:45 pm

House Panel Passes GOP ‘Drought Relief’ Bill

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House legislation would roll back protections for species and increase pumping from Delta to farms.

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Rep. George Miller Has Harsh Words for Intelligence Committees

January 24, 2014 | 7:00 am

Rep. George Miller Has Harsh Words for Intelligence Committees

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Retiring lawmaker says panels fail to provide oversight and that his successor ‘better be skeptical.’

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Key State Report to Show How Water Tunnels Will Impact Endangered Fish

March 26, 2013 | 3:53 pm

Key State Report to Show How Water Tunnels Will Impact Endangered Fish

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This month, new details have emerged about Gov. Jerry Brown’s $23 billion plan to build new plumbing in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. It could be the state’s largest water project in a generation, consisting of two massive, 40-foot-wide tunnels and thousands of acres of habitat restoration. On Wednesday, state water officials will release new studies […]

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Poll: Californians Wary of Price for Water Project, High-Speed Rail

March 21, 2013 | 8:42 am

Poll: Californians Wary of Price for Water Project, High-Speed Rail

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A majority of California voters say improving the state’s water systems and creating a high-speed rail network are important, but they want to see smaller price tags attached to those projects. That’s according to a poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California. The survey found that 51 percent […]

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Tunnel Vision: Who Really Determines California’s Water Flow

March 19, 2013 | 5:07 pm

Tunnel Vision: Who Really Determines California’s Water Flow

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Governor Jerry Brown’s plan for two massive tunnels in the Delta is getting a lot of attention, but a different state agency is making the tough water decisions.

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Fire Burns in Delta North of Antioch: Smoky, but Not Dangerous

March 17, 2013 | 6:28 pm

Fire Burns in Delta North of Antioch: Smoky, but Not Dangerous

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That large smoke plume visible in much of the East Bay this afternoon? It’s got nothing to do with any of the refineries in the region. The smoke is coming from a vegetation fire on Sherman Island, north of Antioch in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The accompanying picture is from KQED Science reporter Lauren Sommer, […]

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California Releases First Details of $23 Billion Delta Tunnel Plan

March 14, 2013 | 9:33 am

California Releases First Details of $23 Billion Delta Tunnel Plan

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Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California water officials released on Thursday the first part of a $23 billion plan to restore and protect the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ecosystem and guarantee a stable water supply for millions of Californians. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan, known as the BDCP, is a federal and state […]

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May 7, 2012 | 4:38 pm

To the 78% of Californians Who Don’t Know What the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Is, An Explanation…

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Hey you, with that glass of water in one hand and garden hose in the other — ever hear of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta? Probably not. But don’t feel bad. In a statewide poll earlier this year, a whopping 78% of respondents said they “don’t know or haven’t heard about it” when it comes to […]

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Delta Pumping Has Unmeasured Cost for Endangered Fish, Environmentalists Say

March 26, 2012 | 3:50 pm

Delta Pumping Has Unmeasured Cost for Endangered Fish, Environmentalists Say

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Water battles in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have been fought over a basic question: as the state’s thirsty cities and farms demand more Delta water, is there enough left for endangered fish like the Delta smelt and chinook salmon? In a report released today from the Bay Institute, environmentalists argue that the damage being done […]

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