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Centennial Dam Overview and Bottom Line

  The Nevada Irrigation District is proposing a new dam on the Bear River. The potential downside of such a new dam is documented on a new website Save Bear River. According to the group: NID’s proposed Centennial Dam will: – flood the Bear River Canyon from

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Protecting Water as a Public Trust

A manual for advocates on water use begins with an ominous warning we’ve heard before: “Decades of unwise water policies and practices have left water resources in the United States overdrawn and increasingly overwhelmed. In many parts of the country, the warning signs are obscured by

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Two billion and counting

Yes, that’s two billion hatchery fish that have been released over time in California. Yet things have not always worked out well. There is an immense mortality of hatchery fish. The release of hatchery fish has masked the decline of wild salmon populations. “Beginning in

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NOAA Central Valley Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan

In July 2014, NOAA Fisheries released a Recovery Plan for Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, and Central Valley steelhead. The recovery plan draws on the expertise of the Central Valley Technical Recovery Team, agency co-managers, and many public entities and

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Dry Creek Conservancy Spawning Survey

2015 was a unique year in the lateness of the run.  A sighting on Secret Ravine on December 17th signaled the apparent start of the run.  Mike Healy of CDFW speculated that water temperature caused the delay and noted that runs were late in other watersheds