Officials Pump Millions Of Salmon Fingerlings Into Sacramento RiverFor the first time in two years, the federal government is using a special quarter-mile-long pipe to release millions of baby Chinook salmon from a hatchery directly into the El Nino-swollen Sacramento River.
Millions Of Chinook Salmon Released Into Northern California WaterwaysFor the first time in years there's enough water in Northern California rivers to safely release salmon, and it's all thanks to El Nino.
Sacramento Firefighters Rescue Cats From Flood WatersFor cats, hell is high water. And that hell became reality for two California felines on Tuesday.
Drought: CA Regulators Back Off Plan To Withhold Farm Water To Help SalmonState drought regulators have backed off a plan to withhold water from farms and cities in favor of an endangered species of salmon.
Drought May Be Responsible For Rise In Sacramento, American River DeathsMore people are drowning in two of Sacramento's rivers, and the drought may be partially responsible.
Environmentalists Concerned Drought Causing Salty Bay Water To Invade Delta, Threaten EcosystemState officials are struggling to keep portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta fresh as saltier water from the San Francisco Bay pushes inland during another summer of drought.
Bad Tasting, Smelly Tap Water Returns To East Bay MUD Customers This WeekendThe East Bay Municipal Utility District says beginning this weekend, a drought-related shift in its water operations will mean a change to the taste and smell of tap water for the 1.3 million people in the service area.
Stretch Of Sacramento River Closed To Fishing After Drought Conditions Threaten Chinook PopulationLate rains and high temperatures during California's drought led to the destruction of millions of Chinook eggs and the loss of an entire class of winter-run Chinook salmon.
66-Inch Sturgeon Revived By Wildlife Officers, Returned To Sacramento River; Man Cited On Poaching ChargesCalifornia wildlife officers successfully resuscitated a 66-inch sturgeon and cited a man on poaching charges last week, before returning the fish to the Sacramento River.
Rivers To Rise Up To 32 Feet By Friday, Some Hitting Flood Stage Thursday AfternoonAt least four local rivers including the Napa, Russian, Navarro and Sacramento Rivers are forecast to peak above flood stage late Thursday or early Friday, adding up to 32 feet of water to their nearly dry banks as torrential rain reaches the watershed, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration charts.
Drought: All This Rain Is Confusing NorCal Salmon -- They Keep Getting LostWith all the rain we’ve been having, one would think it would be good thing for the imperiled salmon population. It would be if all that new fresh water wasn't so confusing. The salmon keep getting lost. Instead of migrating to their spawning ground, they wind up swimming up a ditch and ultimately into a death trap.
East Bay Water District Taps Emergency Pipe, Filling San Pablo, Upper San Leandro Reservoirs With Sacramento River WaterThe mighty Mokelumne River is not so mighty after three years of the worst drought in California history, so for the first time ever, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) serving Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and Walnut Creek among other cities, will tap its emergency pipeline from the Sacramento River to maintain levels in reservoirs as the summer approaches.