Baykeeper Updates Related to Freshwater flows

Blog Post: April 2, 2019
California’s water wars are often framed as fish versus Big Ag. But a new study reveals just how much fish are losing out. Lobbyists for industrial agriculture and big cities, including some in the Bay Area, have warped the debate around water use in California.   They claim that protections for...
BK In The News: March 21, 2019
The winter kicked off with the State Water Resources Control Board’s December vote to adopt increased flow objectives ... "Governor Newsom has staked out turf against the Trump Administration," says San Francisco Baykeeper’s Jon Rosenfield. "Water management and endangered species are going to be...
Press Release: March 18, 2019
89% of Delta water flow into Bay was to combat salinity or due to water flows exceeding export capacity. Less than 1.5% related to Delta smelt. SACRAMENTO, CA—New findings published in the journal San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science, reveal that water exports from the South Delta were...
BK In The News: March 12, 2019
Forum Panel with SF Baykeeper Senior Scientist Jon Rosenfield and KQED Reporter Lauren Sommer: President Trump is trying to speed up the approval process for a proposal to send more water to Central Valley farmers, something he promised to do during his 2016 campaign. A KQED investigation found...
BK In The News: March 7, 2019
The Trump Administration has ordered federal biologists to speed up critical decisions about whether to send more water from Northern California to farmers in the Central Valley ... “It’s not science, basically,” says Jon Rosenfield, senior scientist with San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental...
Blog Post: November 12, 2018
Healthy levels of fresh water are vital for San Francisco Bay and the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. Without sufficient flows through these waterways, toxic algae spread, fish die, and pollutants accumulate. Lack of healthy flows are already resulting in record low numbers of native fish like...
BK In The News: August 21, 2018
In the latest chapter of California’s ceaseless war to manage shrinking water sources, regulators are considering drastic changes ... “The board should set strong requirements on flow levels and temperature based on the best available science,” said Ben Eichenberg, staff attorney for San Francisco...
BK In The News: August 21, 2018
One day before the State Water Resources Control Board’s hearing on increased flows for the San Joaquin River and its three tributaries was held in Sacramento on August 21 ... Ben Eichenberg, the Staff Attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, emphasized that the Board should...
Press Release: August 20, 2018
Today, a coalition of environmental organizations, Northern California Indian tribal members, and commercial and sportfishing organizations held a press conference at the State Capitol to advocate for strong salinity standards and unimpaired San Joaquin River flows as part of the State Water...
Blog Post: August 10, 2018
Baykeeper has been advocating for state regulators to increase the amount of fresh water flowing into San Francisco Bay, to ensure a healthy ecosystem for the Bay and wildlife. Now there is new opposition from the federal government. The US Department of Interior recently threatened to bring legal...

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