From the Stockton Record Alex Breitler Environment blog:
“At today’s [April 3] State of Our Rivers Symposium in Stockton, fish biologist Stacy Sherman brought up the long-delayed habitat conservation plan that is supposed to improve conditions for fish migrating up the Calaveras River.”
“Wildlife officials on Tuesday formally launched a massive trucking operation to move 30 million Sacramento River salmon toward the sea to help the fish avoid harmful river conditions caused by drought.”
“A recent ruling by the state Court of Appeals has thrown another costly curve or two in Marin’s efforts to tighten building restrictions to protect creeks and the spawning habitat they provide for coho salmon.”
“Visitors to Yosemite National Park will no longer be allowed to leave their cars on the roadside while stopping at the Tuolumne River to explore nearby meadows and admire surrounding mountain peaks, under a plan released Thursday. …
“A similar plan was released in February addressing the Merced River, the other major waterway that runs through Yosemite National Park.”
From the California Department of Fish and Wildlife:
“As the unprecedented drought continues in California, a number of the state’s coastal rivers and streams are in danger of reaching critically low stages later this summer, threatening rural drinking water supplies.