California Tribes Fear Abysmal Salmon Run May Trigger Public Health Crisis

Native American communities are bracing for a public health crisis this year in California‚Äôs misty, rugged northwestern corner. In the Pacific Ocean off the mouth of the Klamath River, record-low numbers of fall-run adult Chinook salmon are ready to make their annual migration up the river and its primary tributary, the Trinity River, to spawn. … Read more

Court Supports Order to Divert Water to Support Salmon

The federal government can redirect water from a Northern California dam to prevent mass die-offs of salmon in drought years, water that otherwise would be shipped to Central Valley farmers, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation had authority under a 1955 federal law to release Trinity River water from the … Read more

Water's for Fighting

How California and the feds sold off more water than north state rivers usually hold. Today, powerful water brokers have made contracts that promise far more water than nature can deliver – particularly in the face of growing populations and climate change. Article by: Grant Scott-Goforth Picture by: Bob Doran Published: September 19, 2013 Read … Read more