BLOG ROUND-UP: Trump’s water solutions, Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan amendments, Water well bill, Increasing salmon runs, River management in the Anthropocene, Whiter WOTUS, and more …
BLOG ROUND-UP: Trump’s water solutions, Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan amendments, Water well bill, Increasing salmon runs, River management in the Anthropocene, Whiter WOTUS, and more ….
… ” Read more from Restore the Delta here: Delta Stewardship Council stalls vote on Delta Plan amendments California’s water well bill will tell us who is tapping depleted groundwater basins: Juliet Christian-Smith writes, “Groundwater is a shared resource between communities and landowners, much like a joint bank account is a shared resource between individuals.
At the same time, there were a million more Central Valley salmon being harvested each year in sport and commercial fisheries along the coast and in the rivers of the Central Valley.
… ” Read more from the California Fisheries Blog here: How do we increase salmon runs in 2017?
Although the report at first blush appears to be very pessimistic, a closer read reveals a more optimistic view that “most of these fishes can continue to persist if appropriate actions are taken.” The authors have stated that they “are optimistic that positive change is imminent and that if the solutions are fully implemented, many of the species reviewed in the…report will thrive in the future.” Importantly, “the time to act is now” according to CalTrout.
… ” Read more from the NCWA blog here: The time to act is now!
Efforts to restore fish passage and river habitats over the past several decades have paid off quite remarkably, but those efforts are now in jeopardy due to the recent drought and impending changes in water management in the Central Valley and Butte Creek.
… ” Read more from the California Fisheries blog here: Butte Creek spring run chinook salmon Water rights adjudication, Utah style: John Fleck writes, “Here in New Mexico, in the relatively populous Middle Rio Grande Valley, we have no expectation that water rights – the legal question of who is entitled to the use of how much water – will ever be clearly determined, at least not in the lifetimes of anyone involved in water management today.
Dan Farber writes, “President Trump ordered EPA and the Army Corps to review the Obama Administration’s WOTUS rule, which sets expansive bounds on federal jurisdiction over water bodies and wetlands.
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