Baykeeper Updates Related to Freshwater flows

Blog Post: November 3, 2015
The 35-mile tunnels proposed to route freshwater from the northern end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to pumps on the southern end have a new name, the California Water Fix. But that doesn’t change the harm that this project, estimated to cost $25 billion, would cause to San Francisco Bay. The...
Blog Post: January 14, 2015
A new federal appeals court ruling has upheld reasonable limits on the amount of fresh water that can be pumped out of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Francisco Bay. This ruling helps protect endangered fish, the California salmon fishing industry, and the San Francisco Bay ecosystem. On...
Monthly Column: September 3, 2014
The proposed 35-mile tunnels to carry fresh water from the northern end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to pumps on the southern end would harm San Francisco Bay. This $25 billion project would also devastate the Delta ecosystem and wipe out California’s salmon fishery. Two major rivers, the...
Blog Post: August 11, 2014
The 35-mile tunnels proposed to carry freshwater from the northern end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to pumps on the southern end would harm San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper recently took action against the controversial $25-billion project by submitting comments opposing the Delta tunnels in the...
Blog Post: July 23, 2012
On Wednesday, state and federal officials will announce a new deal to build peripheral tunnels to channel water diversions from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Unfortunately, the plan calls for moving forward with the tunnels before cementing how the system will be used to meet the competing...

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