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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. _ Scientists predict that climate change will mean more rainfall and less snow in Yosemite in the next 50 years.
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.
By Alex Breitler, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 22--SACRAMENTO -- An ever-thirstier San Joaquin County has been told for more than half a century to take a drink from the American River, where the federal government planned a new dam to capture and store snowmelt.
A federal judge has ruled that California's struggling salmon population has been harmed by water diversions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The ruling by U.S.
By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 3--Salmon fishing closures on Central Valley rivers took effect today to protect what's left of the fall-run chinook population.
By Russell Clemings, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Feb. 19--Major development projects in Madera County's Rio Mesa area are nearing milestones with the county Board of Supervisors expected to cast votes on the fates of several within the next year.
Saving the endangered delta smelt, a tiny fish considered a key indicator of the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a report being released Thursday.
It begins as fresh snowmelt, streaming from Mount Ritter's gray granite faces into Thousand Island Lake, a bouldered mirror. The clear blue water spills out through a narrow canyon, and the San Joaquin River is born.
The federal government has cut back the critical habitat for 19 species of threatened and endangered Pacific salmon, arguing that an earlier designation demanded by environmentalists was poorly executed and that voluntary habitat improvements will work better.
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