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Chinook salmon capture and release into spawning grounds below Friant Dam
Madera County Planning Commission Hearing for Tesoro Viejo Round 2
Revive the San Joaquin and 36 other concerned organizations signed a letter recently to Secretary Salazaar of the Department of the Interior urging a second look at the upcoming ‘imminent’ decision to approve the Peripheral Canal as a part of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). This proposed tunnel below the Delta would have the capacity to divert ALL the Sacramento River’s runoff to destinations south of the Delta.
Revive the San Joaquin has received an EPA grant for over $59,000 to be used to develop a Citizen’s Water Watch program that tracks water quality along the San Joaquin River. The program will initiate a water quality monitoring and pollution prevention education program for the Fresno area. It will develop regular water quality monitoring events at locations on the San Joaquin River and educate landowners and the public about water quality impacts of contaminated stormwater.
With our legal partners the Dumna Tribal Council and Madera Oversight Coalition, Revive the San Joaquin just got word that we won our lawsuit against the poorly planned Tesoro Viejo Development along the river in Madera County. This State Appellate Court decision will reverse County approvals for a master planned community of 15,000 residents that would have dumped wastewater to the river, paved over impo
I set out on 4.19.11 for a three or four day solo trip with the Merced River confluence as the ultimate destination.
Attend the Congressional Hearing on Water and
Press Conference April 11, 2011 at the Fresno City Hall
Restrictions on Delta water supplies meant to protect salmon, Delta smelt and other fish would be eliminated by language that congressional Republicans have put into the government funding bill.
The action would increase water sent to Central Valley farmers and possibly other users.
The 359-page bill, which is expected to co