The CSPA Weekly Email Newsletter                            March 6, 2009

The striper is a bad guy according to Assemblywoman Fuller, the Modesto Irrigation District and the Kern County Water Agency...
March 4-NEW BILL TACKLES DELTA SMELT PREDATOR from the Bakersfield Californian
And the delta smelt is not faring much better...

March 5-New protections for fish could trigger more water cuts from the Redding Record Searchlight

March 4-Suit seeks to block delta smelt rules from the Fresno Bee

bulletWestland/San Luis/Delta-Mendota complaint
They're both the culprits in the state's water problems...

March 5-On the California Drought: State of emergency? from the San Francisco Chronicle

March 4-The California Water Wars: Not A Conflict Between Fish and People by Dan Bacher

March 3-State's in a drought, but it's not the worst ever from the Los Angeles Times

Febrruary 28-Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Introduction of Safe, Clean, Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2009

February 27-Governor’s drought response welcomed From the Central Valley  Business Times

February 26-Governor Lauds Introduction of Peripheral Canal and Dams Bill

Unless you're a member of Dan Blanton's Striperfest Board...

March 5-Dan Blanton Striperfest Fund delivers another $15,000 to defend striper in suit brought on by water districts

March 2-Dan Blanton Sugar Barge Annual Free Delta Striper/LMB Clinic & BBQ on March 21; CSPA will be there to sign up new members at Dan's invitation

And in CSPA News...

March 5-CSPA files comments on Tracy waste discharge requirements

ELF's Comments

March 4-Grass-roots call for action on Delta from the Stockton Record

March 3-Future of dams could pit farms against fish from the Merced Sun-Star

bulletCSPA's Comments regarding relicensing
bulletFriends of the River Comments regarding relicensing

Martin Comments regarding relicensing


GWWF Comments regarding relicensing

March 2-CSPA trial survey results are in; Landslide of concern over pumping and collapse of delta fisheries

February 28-CSPA and a coalition of conservation and recreation groups file comments on the FERC Draft Assessment for the DeSabla-Centerville project for Butte Creek

More News...

Today's News

In the last week

March 5-From the DWR Water News Editorsl

Sacramento drives to cut water use -- Sacramento Bee – 3/5/09 By Matt Weiser

New panel to focus on Delta -- Stockton Record - 3/5/09

Recent water samples taken from the Mt. Shasta area indicate high levels of aluminum found in rainwater samples -- Mt. Shasta Area Newspapers – 3/4/09 By Charlie Unkefer

March 5-San Clemente Dam not coming down

March 4-Fishermen brace for new ban on ocean salmon from the San Francisco Chronicle

March 3-Endangered Species Act change under review: Obama may reverse a Bush-era revision that loosened environmental rules for federal projects from the Los Angeles Times


White House Memo on ESA

March 3-Recreational Miners attack traditional Indian salmon fishing: Miners file vengeful petition asking state officials to shut down Karuk Tribe’s last dip net site

March 3-Friends of the River to hold California Rivers Festival in Fair Oaks, March 14

March 2-Vote today to help acquire the $10,000 grant for the South Lake Tahoe Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Project!

March 1-Foothill Conservancy asks for your help to protect the Mokelumne for future generations 

February 2009

February 26-California could be salmonless again from ESPN News

February 26-California Salmon and Steelhead Association files formal protest over San Franciscuito Creek

February 26-Ladybugs' Fly Fishing Club among the clubs volunteering to monitor Heenan and Red Lakes for abuse and vandalism

February 26-Senators delay confirmation of California Fish and Game chief: Warden's Association will not endorse appointment by Matt Weiser, Sacramento Bee

February 26-Pacific Fishery Management Council releases salmon abundance forecasts for 2009 fishing seasons: Sacramento River numbers very low

February 26-This weeks issue of Delta eNews

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