Tag Archives: Chinook salmon

Environmentalists Challenge Trump Administration’s Delta Tunnels Decision

The ECOreport reposts news from California, Environmentalists Challenge Trump Administration’s Delta Tunnels Decision

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Fishing and environmental groups yesterday filed two lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s biological opinions permitting the construction of the controversial Delta Tunnels that were released Monday.

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US Budget Cuts Threaten Southern Resident Orcas

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the Trump Administration’s priorities, US Budget Cuts Threaten Southern Resident Orcas 

Originally Published on Defenders of Wildlife

By Shawn Cantrell, Northwest Program Director

Puget Sound and Southern Resident orcas are under increased threat from an administration seeking to cut critical programs and funding aimed at their protection.

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Chief Caleen Sisk Says California’s Biggest Problem Is The California Waterfix

The ECOreport reposts Chief Caleen Sisk Says California’s Biggest Problem Is The California Waterfix

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

Governor Jerry Brown receives largely fawning coverage from the mainstream media about his environmental policies as he jets off to climate conferences and other photo opportunities, but Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, can see right through his “green” facade.

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Record Low Klamath Salmon Run

The ECOreport reposts news from California & Oregon, where there is a record low Klamath salmon run

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Fishery scientists are expecting a record low return of fall-run Chinook salmon to the Klamath River this year, due to a combination of several years of drought, water diversions in the Klamath Basin and to the Sacramento River and the continued presence of the PacifiCorp dams.

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Bracing For A Fisheries Disaster On The Klamath River

The ECOreport reposts news from California, Bracing For A Fisheries Disaster On The Klamath River

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

As a journalist who has reported extensively on the September 2002 fish kill on the Klamath River and the struggle to restore the river and its fish by the Yurok, Karuk and Hoopa Valley Tribes, fishing groups and environmental organizations, I find this year’s collapse of the Klamath River fall-run Chinook salmon population very alarming.
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Almond Orchards Expand 77,000 Acres During Drought

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from California, Almond Orchards Expand 77,000 Acres During Drought

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

California growers expanded water-intensive almond orchards by 77,000 acres over the past year, continuing the increase in new acreage during one of the worst droughts in the state’s history.

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Opening Upper South Santiam River For Spawning

The ECOreport reposts news of an Oregon project that is opening upper South Santiam River for spawning

Press Release from Oregon State University

NEWPORT, Ore. – For the past several years, technicians have been trucking spring Chinook salmon above Foster Dam in Sweet Home to see if they would spawn, and if their offspring could survive the passage over the dam and subsequent ocean migration to eventually return as adults some 3-5 years later.

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Potentially Deadly Disease In Lower Klamath Salmon

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed from California about potentially deadly disease in lower Klamath salmon

Originally printed on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

The Klamath River salmon fishery, an integral part of the culture, religion and livelihoods of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley and Karuk Tribes of Northern California, is going through some tough times this year.
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California Waterfix’s Revised Biological Assessment

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED on the California Waterfix’s Revised Biological Assessment

Originally Published on the Elk Grove Government

By Dan Bacher

On August 2, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) released their revised biological assessment for the California WaterFix, Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels project, claiming that the plan “minimizes potential effects on listed species.”

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Restoring Delta Estuary by Diverting Its Water?

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED on one of California’s most controversial projects: Restoring Delta Estuary by Diverting Its Water?

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

After covering fish, water, and environmental justice issues in California and the West for over 30 years as an investigative journalist, I’ve concluded that the California Water Fix, the new name for the Delta Tunnels, is the most environmentally devastating public works project I’ve ever encountered.

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