Sacramento River

February 28, 2015--Calif. farms to go without federal water again in 2015 (Capital Press)

Many farms in California’s Central Valley will have to do without federal water again this year unless big spring storms replenish the state’s woeful mountain snowpack. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s initial allocation, announced Feb.


December 27, 2014--Water source for almonds in California may run dry (New York Times)

California’s almond orchards have been thriving over the past decade and now provide an $11 billion annual boost to the state economy. Covering 860,000 acres, they account for 80 percent of world production.


May 21, 2014--California takes first step toward curtailing water rights (Rueters)

Some farmers and community water districts in drought-hit California could soon face limits on their ability to use water from strained streams that flow into the Sacramento River.


May 30, 2013--California plan to overhaul water system hub to cost $25 billion (Los Angeles Times)

The state plan to overhaul the hub of California's water system will cost nearly $25 billion to build and operate, according to preliminary figures released Wednesday. The proposal, backed by Gov.


May 6, 2011--Can a water plan work without an environmental goal? (New York Times)

The National Research Council sent a baker’s dozen of scientists and engineers out to California last year to weigh in on one of the nation’s most complicated political and scientific conundrums: how to please all of the parties with claims on the waters of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, while ensuring the preservation or restoration of critical species and their habitats.


February 25, 2011--A small compromise in California’s water wars (New York Times)

Like an early spring bud poking out of a thicket, a compromise emerged on Thursday in one of the intertwined legal battles that pit California’s major agricultural and urban water users against federal scientists and environmentalists.


February 13, 2010--Sacramento River salmon run collapsing, data show (Los Angeles Times)

Despite a historic shutdown of coastal salmon fishing, the number of salmon returning to the Sacramento River is collapsing, according to preliminary data released by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. Returning fall Chinook salmon numbers have dropped to their lowest level since monitoring began in the 1970s, the report said.


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