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Kill Off Salmon

Nov 06, 2019

Trump administration plan allows Delta water managers to kill off winter-run chinook salmon:  Alistair Bland writes, “Eight-hundred pages into the text of a lengthy new report, federal biologists have quietly granted government water managers permission to nearly exterminate an endangered run of Sacramento River salmon so they can send more water south from the river’s delta to farmers in the arid San Joaquin Valley.  The so-called biological opinion, released Oct. 21 by the National Marine Fisheries Service in tandem with a similar review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, analyzed the Trump Administration’s new water storage and delivery plan, which the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation unveiled in January. That plan proposes to increase water withdrawals from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta by roughly 10 percent, often during critical migration periods for fish like chinook salmon and Delta smelt. … ”  Read more from the East Bay Express here: Trump administration plan allows Delta water managers to kill off winter-run chinook salmon

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