Every Californian, north and south, has to be concerned about the extreme lack of precipitation (some 12+ months now) and its across the board impact on the state. Drought, climate change, and growing demand (commercial, residential, and agricultural) lead to contentious debates over groundwater management (or lack thereof in California), increased surface storage capacity (raising Shasta Dam), and water exports (alternative conveyance – peripheral tunnels and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan).
Regardless of the short term approaches implemented today, there’s likely a longer term future ahead that differs from the vision of most.
Click for the full story on the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences’ blog.
Where is Cal Trout? Why is it silent on the massive Twin Tunnels that the Governor plans to build under The Delta, threatening the fisheries that we cherish??? Why the head in the sand???
I received an email from Cal Trout saying “Come and visit us at the Sacramento ISE.” I went, specifically to ask Cal Trout that question, and it didn’t even have a booth, or available representative.
I am withholding my financial support from Cal Trout unless and until it becomes active in opposition to this boondoggle of a project, and I know others who are doing the same thing.
Come, talk with us, and explain why Cal Trout is missing in action here.
Ditto Mr. Regan’s comments.
It seems that Cal Trout is throwing in the towel. (Resistance is Futile) It is nice to see a California Native Fish Crisis poster but it would be much more to the point to be a Big Voice for saving our natural heritage resources. We need real representation in Sacramento. My guess is the only representation at a Bureau of Reclamation or State Water Board good ol’ boy dinner, is a Salmon, and he is on the plate. And he was probably farmed on the East Coast.
All species of California Steelhead and Salmon are either endangered or already extinct. And their eggs are dying in the sun as we sit her. It is not just about rain, it is also very much about management.
Water is the new oil. Water leases are money. This has very big economic consequences for anyone involved, and there are huge players. We need someone to put their “big boy pants” on and step into the ring. We need someone to rally Fish and Wildlife, both Federal and California, Salmon and Wildlife friendly lobbies, the fishing industry, The Sierra Club, groups and legislators. That would include our two Senators. We need them to know Salmon and Steelhead could be pushed into extinction on their watch.
California Trout, the “Keeper of the Streams” has a great opportunity here. Yes, the horse is out of the barn, but a lot can be done.