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Death on the Delta

According to one of the regular bass fishermen in the area β€œit smells almost like an over-chlorinated swimming pool.’’

Nov 14, 2018

The article below (Death on the Delta puzzles fishing community, state officials) tells the story of how "the Delta reeks of rotting wildlife, dead fish and powerful chemicals."  According to one of the regular bass fishermen in the area “it smells almost like an over-chlorinated swimming pool.’’  He also believes "that what he and others are smelling are pesticides sprayed on the Delta by California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways to combat out-of-control grasses and plants."  The state admits this is true.

The fisherman concludes “one of our problems is they’re killing the entire ecosystem.”  This chemical problem is on top of the sewage problem we've documented many times before in the "Great Delta Toilet Bowl" where we point out the Sacramento region is "by far the greatest polluter and each day is permitted to discharge over 181-million gallons of partially treated sewage...These discharges are believed to have a significant impact on the delta smelt and other threatened and endangered species."

Maybe the State Water Resources Control Board should take these facts into consideration when they make their decision to send more water to and through the Delta.  


Death on the Delta puzzles fishing community, state officials

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