The water level around Millerton Lake is going to be way higher than normal next week. That’s because of an increase in water flow meant to benefit salmon in Clear Creek. Every year, Chinook salmon swim upstream to get to cooler water and a more suitable habitat through the summer.
Final plan for water releases could kill up to 88% of endangered salmon run Final plan for water releases could kill up to 88% of endangered salmon run The California water board has approved a plan for water releases into the Sacramento River that could kill off an entire run of endangered chinook salmon and put at risk another population that is part of the commercial salmon fishery.
California is in the middle of a drought emergency and it's hitting our local lakes hard. SHASTA LAKE, Calif. - California is in the middle of a drought emergency and it's hitting our local lakes hard. At last check, Shasta Lake is at 41% capacity.
For the Washington Post Lake Mead, America’s largest reservoir, is a lifeblood for 25 million people in the Southwest. But for the third time in six years, it’s about to hit a record low. Water levels have fallen more than 140 feet since 2000, leaving the reservoir only 36 percent full.
(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents PGA TOUR.) At its June 8 city council meeting, Scottsdale officials approved another amendment to the lease and management agreement between the city, the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale and the PGA Tour. The agreement, initiated in December of 1985, grants the latter two management and operation responsibilities of the city’s TPC golf facilities.
It’ll be hard to avoid the overwhelming desire for a tall glass of cool, refreshing water in the coming week while we’re flirting with record 100-degree plus temperatures here in the Grand Valley. In a broader sense, the daily blast of heat past the century mark will put another exclamation point on water issues along the Colorado River.
MOSES LAKE – Ron Sawyer said the water in Moses Lake is as clear and clean as he’s seen it in the 40 years he’s owned and operated Cascade Marina. “Until about two or three days ago, we could see the bottom,” the boating supply shop owner said of the clarity of the water in Moses Lake.
RIVERBANK, Calif. — The Stanislaus River is seeing faster, colder and more unpredictable conditions as the Bureau of Reclamation announced increasing flow releases from the New Melones Dam. The annual releases especially impact the lower portion of the Stanislaus River from Knights Ferry to San Joaquin County, including Riverbank's Jacob Myer's Park, where visitors Friday enjoyed the view.
Sonora, CA — The Bureau of Reclamation warns that the water will be moving swifter along the lower portions of the Stanislaus River. The BOR reports that the annual increased flow releases are underway at New Melones Reservoir. They are done this time of year with a stated desire to improve the health of the Delta and its habitat.
Reclamation Continues Increased Flow Releases from New Melones Reservoir for Bay-Delta Requirements - Recreationists and Visitors Should Take Safety Precautions On the Lower Stanislaus River
Details Published: Friday, 11 June 2021 05:56 New Melones Lake Credit: USBR June 11, 2021 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation is continuing increased flow releases from New Melones Reservoir to assist with Delta outflow requirements. Additional flow releases began on the lower Stanislaus River on June 10.
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Lake Mead on the Colorado River is now nearly two-thirds empty Seems like every day brings another news story about the water crisis in the Western US. Never in my lifetime have I seen such an intense drought spanning such a wide geographic sweep: from West Texas to the Rio Grande to the Colorado River to the Central Valley of California to the Klamath River in Oregon.
Here’s the release from the Bureau of Reclamation (Rob Manning): The Bureau of Reclamation selected three Canal Safety Challenge finalists to test their proposed prototypes that reduce accidents and drownings around canals. The Greenfields Irrigation District, Isotope LLC, and WGM Group, Inc will each receive $50,000 for testing at the Reclamation Technical Service Center’s Hydraulics Laboratory in Denver, Colorado.
ALBUQUERQUE — Lake Mead, a key reservoir on the Colorado River, has dipped to a record low level in the latest evidence of drought’s grip on the region. The surface elevation of the lake along the Nevada-Arizona border dipped to 1,071.56 feet at 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Tuttletown, CA…The Bureau of Reclamation is continuing increased flow releases from New Melones Reservoir to assist with Delta salinity and outflow requirements. Additional flow releases began on the lower Stanislaus River on June 10. The increased flow of 1,500 cubic feet per second will occur for an extended duration.
Declining water levels in the nation's largest reservoir are the result of the ongoing drought and growing water demands across the southwestern U.S. Water levels at Lake Mead, the nation's largest reservoir, have hit their lowest levels in history, adding to concerns about water supply as the western United States remains in the grips of a megadrought.
West Side agriculture is facing a drought crisis, with surface water allocations reduced to the Central California Irrigation District and eliminated altogether in small federal districts such as the Del Puerto Water District. Some growers are leaving open ground fallow and abandoning older orchards, particularly in districts such as Del Puerto, to concentrate what little water they have on fewer acres of permanent plantings or higher-value crops.