Baykeeper Updates Related to Freshwater flows

Blog Post: January 27, 2017
Baykeeper and our partners at The Bay Institute are advocating in support of increased freshwater flows to the Bay and Delta. Currently, too much water in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is being diverted. There’s not enough natural flow to keep the fish alive and the ecosystem healthy. From the...
Blog Post: January 24, 2017
Too much water in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is being diverted. There’s not enough natural flow to keep the fish alive and the ecosystem healthy. From the San Joaquin River all the way down to San Francisco Bay, low river flows have concentrated pollutants and harmed salmon and other Bay-...
Blog Post: December 8, 2016
In the face of alarming signs of ecosystem collapse in parts of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary, Baykeeper is advocating in support of increasing freshwater flows to the Bay and Delta from the San Joaquin River. Currently, most of the water in the San Joaquin and its tributaries is diverted for...
Monthly Column: April 4, 2016
Should local salmon be pushed to extinction? Should some Bay Area residents pay much higher water bills? Should San Francisco Bay be contaminated with toxic pollutants? My guess is that Bay Area readers would answer these questions with a resounding “no,” but these scenarios will become reality if...
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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