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photo - Salmon Release into San Joaquin River Setting Aside Environmental Water for the San Joaquin River If we can find a way to restore the health of San Joaquin River while preserving the region’s social and economic vitality, we can do it anywhere in the state. Read More
photo - wetlands How Permitting Slows Ecosystem Recovery and Climate Resilience Projects California’s complex permitting process slows efforts to restore ecosystems at a time when healthy natural systems are needed more than ever. We talked to Letitia Grenier of the San Francisco Estuary Institute about how to improve the process. Read More
Chinook Salmon Release in the Georgiana Slough, California - Pixel CA DWR Managing Freshwater Ecosystems in a Pandemic Efforts to maintain the health of California’s freshwater ecosystems have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet maintaining momentum on this work is key to reducing the impact of a hotter, drier climate. Read More
Photo of an aeriel view of the Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta Commentary: Competing Narratives on Delta Outflow Fuel Water Conflict The federal government’s efforts to increase water supplied to farms and cities, and a breakdown in cooperation between the state and federal government, have escalated conflict over the Delta. What are they really fighting over? Read More
photo - Aerial view of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Commentary: Newsom’s Water Framework Is Imperfect but Necessary. The Alternative Is Further Deterioration of the Delta The PPIC Water Policy Center assesses the proposed Newsom framework for managing the Delta and its watershed. Read More
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