State water regulators have proposed a record-setting $3 million penalty against a San Jose water company for a leak of chemically treated drinking water that killed dozens of fish.
Rainbow trout and steelhead are being evacuated from two hatcheries on the American River amid concern the state’s drought will cause the water to become warm enough to kill the fish.
A rescue operation is underway Wednesday afternoon to catch and save a federally threatened fish stranded in a South Bay creek that’s quickly drying up.
Representatives of federal, state and local agencies Thursday announced the elimination of a 105-year-old barrier in a creek between Palo Alto and Menlo Park to allow endangered steelhead trout to migrate upstream from San Francisco Bay.
At least 30 fish were killed after a drinking water pipe burst and sent thousands of gallons of chlorinated water into a Peninsula creek.
An illegal marijuana grow on the Llagas River near Morgan Hill was discovered and cleaned up just in time for the spawning of steelhead trout.