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Latest Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta Stories

2008-08-01 00:05:00

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 31--The state and federal owners of massive water export pumps in the Delta have asked a judge to grant them additional time to prepare a new operating plan to protect threatened fish. The state Department of Water Resources and U.S.

2008-07-23 03:00:35

I can't prove it, but I'd be willing to bet that the delta formed by the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers is not exactly top of mind for most Californians, if they know about it at all. The marshy triangle south of Sacramento is home to relatively few people.

2008-07-18 06:00:29

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 18--The peripheral canal was once like plutonium in California water politics, yet a new report embraces it as the answer to environmental problems threatening the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

2008-07-17 18:00:28

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 17--A team of UC Davis researchers today is recommending that a peripheral canal is the best solution to restore the Delta environment and protect the fresh water that moves through it to millions of people and business in California.

2008-07-01 06:00:26

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 1--A court-ordered fix for the threatened Delta smelt population is running into trouble before it has even seen daylight.

2008-06-26 06:02:33

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun. 26--A bill approved by a legislative committee Tuesday would require the state to build hatcheries to breed threatened Delta smelt. Critics warn it may undercut the state Endangered Species Act. Senate Bill 994 by Sen.

2008-06-18 18:00:19

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun.

2007-06-02 06:00:22

By Innes, Judith E; Connick, Sarah; Booher, David In 1994 an unusual, if not unique, collaborative effort emerged to manage the highly contested and interconnected system of waters, levees, and habitat in the San Francisco Bay Estuary and Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta.

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2006-02-20 13:27:29

Concentrated development in flood-prone parts of Missouri, California and other states has significantly raised the risk of New Orleans-style flooding as people snap up new homes even in areas recently deluged, researchers said Saturday.

2006-02-18 15:41:58

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - St. Louis and Sacramento, California, may be the next two U.S.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.