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The CSPA Weekly Email Newsletter                            June 12, 2009

The NMFS Salmon BiOp drew headlines throughout the state

Protections expanded beyond smelt
Plan to help salmon includes opening dams, restricting pumping

Stockton Record-6/05/09
By Alex Breitler
Comments by Bill Jennings included
 
Federal ruling helps fish, but water costs feared
Sacramento Bee-6/05/09
By Matt Weiser
 
Plan would aid salmon, reduce water for people
San Francisco Chronicle-6/05/09
By Kelly Zito
 
Federal water directive to cut California water deliveries: Farmers and urban users will see about a 5% to 7% annual reduction from actions intended to help salmon and other fish
Los Angeles Times-6/05/09
By Julie Cart
 
Federal Ruling Could Limit Water for Californians
San Diego Union-Tribune-6/05/09
By Michael Gardner
 
Feds release Calif. plan to protect chinook salmon
San Jose Mercury News-6/05/09
By Jason Dearen
 
Valley water on tap for more cuts
Plan to save fish would drop delta water delivery

The Fresno Bee-6/04/09
By John Ellis  
 
New restrictions placed on Delta water
Contra Costa Times-6/05/09
By Mike Taugher
 
Federal plan would return salmon to the upper Sacramento River
Redding Record Searchlight-6/05/09
By Dylan Darling

And CSPA comments on the ruling: A step in the right direction but...

June 4-NMFS Biological Opinion for Salmon Step in the Right Direction but Not Sufficient to Restore Fisheries

CSPA  was busy on numerous fronts during the week... challenging the California State Water Control board, fighting pollution, tackling the bay/delta issues and restoring a creek!

June 11-CSPA/C-WIN Comment on Proposed Review of Bay-Delta Plan

June 10-CSPA Files Additional Protests Over Illegal Water Transfers

June 9-State Water Board Launches Another Assault on Delta Fisheries and Water Quality

June 9-CSPA's Suisun Creek Steelhead Restoration Program Update

June 8-CSPA finds proposed City of Sunnyvale wastewater permit deficient

June 8-CSPA Comments on Ag Discharge Program - Permits Essential to Protect Fisheries

June 8-CSPA Opposes New Subsidizes for Environmentally Damaging Hydropower Projects

June 8-CSPA Joins in Opposing Inadequate SF Bay PCB Pollution regs

June 7-Success: Funding Increase Likely for Streamgages

And Dan Bacher exposes the lies regarding the drought...
June 10-The Big Lie Unravels: Westlands Will Receive 86% of Average Water Supply from Dan Bacher

June 9-State needs a full water plan from the Visalia Times

June 7-Valley farmers at pivotal point in search for more efficient ways to use water from the Fresno Bee

June 6-Ag and Water: Making Do with Less from KQED

I had to drive south on I-5 today (6-10-09.) As I was south of Firebaugh I  looked at both sides of the highway to see miles and miles of orchards and vineyards, all green and well watered, as far as the eye can see. Then, and I could hardly believe my eyes, I saw an orchard smothered in water using flood irrigation and across from it a huge field of corn, close to six feet high, assuredly planted at the peek of the hype about the lack of water and fish over people. Strange sights when you consider the propaganda these water districts are running in the press. Ed.

More News... 

Today's News

In the last week

June 10-Request for support for State water conservation legislation (AB 49) from the fishing community from the NRDC

June 10-Gold on the river Bottom: Karuk Tribe files lawsuit against California from Indian Country Today

June 9-Pollution experts: Save fish from drugs in water from the San Francisco Chronicle

June 9-Army Corps orders thousands of trees chopped down from the Sacramento Bee

June 9-Sustainable Fisheries Reality Tour!

June 9-Raft the Mokelumne River to benefit the efforts of Foothill Conservancy

June 8-Water supply improvements in the San Joaquin Valley from the Environmental Defense Fund

June 8-Mussel prevention assessment from the Ukiah Daily Journal

June 8-Butte Creek Spring Salmon Run: The Central Valley Exception by Dan  Bacher

June 7-Salton Sea Project Undone - From the Imperial Valley Press

June 5-The NMFS Salmon BiOp drew headlines throughout the state (A compilation of newspaper articles on the BiOp)

June 5-500,000 salmon start life in strait from the Vallejo Times-Herald

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