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  • California plans $60 million project to open 12 miles of river habitat for salmon spawning

    Adam Beam, Associated Press|May 24, 2023

    MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) - California officials on May 16 said they will spend about $60 million to build a channel along the Yuba River so that salmon and other threatened fish species can get around a Gold Rush-era dam that for more than a century has cut off their migration along the chilly waters of Sierra Nevada streams. The project is the latest example of state and federal officials trying to reverse the environmental harms caused by the century-old infrastructure along California’s major rivers and streams. Those dams and canals a...

  • California governor starts another battle over water and salmon

    Adam Beam, Associated Press|Mar 1, 2023

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Weeks after powerful storms dumped 32 trillion gallons of rain and snow on California, state officials and environmental groups in the drought-ravaged state are grappling with what to do with all of that water. State rules say when it rains and snows a lot in California, much of that water must go into the rivers to act as a conveyor belt to carry tens of thousands of endangered baby salmon into the Pacific Ocean. But last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom asked state regulators to temporarily change those rules. H...