Articles in category river news
Spawning salmon traumatized by fishing technique
Matt Weiser, Sacramento Bee
Fishermen are targeting salmon returning to spawn in the American River and other Central Valley streams, despite a virtual ban on all salmon fishing this year. Even worse, some anglers are using a technique called "flossing," intended to hook salmon...
Along the Sacramento, songbirds flourish again
Glen Martin, Chronicle Environmental Writer
Michael Rogner and fellow researchers with the group PRBO Conservation Science, which works to protect birds and their ecosystems, expect to examine more than 1,000 songbirds this winter along the Sacramento River corridor. Songbirds have been in dec...
Rivers' flow has room for Sierra snow
Deb Kollars -- Sacramento Bee Staff Writer
Typically, flood season runs from the first of November through about mid- April, Hinojosa said; this year, heavy storms continued right up to Easter, and the threat along the San Joaquin River has lingered.
Now, however, the Sacramento River syst...
Gov. Moves to Fish California Levees
Peter Nicholas and Tim Reiterman, LA Times Staff Writers
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Friday for the Sacramento Delta levees, an action that could trigger up to $100 million in speedy repairs to the crumbling system.
Key span of Sacramento River needs protection
Tom Stienstra - SF Chronicle
In the next few miles, we saw deer sipping water along the bank, a cottontail freeze at our surprising presence and then flash into the brush, and a dozen wild turkeys poking along a bluff. I told the story about my first fishing trip here, when I ca...
J levee not added to updated repair list
BARBARA ARRIGONI - Chico ER Staff Writer
Hamilton City's battered and deteriorating J levee is still not slated for emergency repair, although a levee in Colusa County is one of five added last week to the state's official list of critical erosion sites slated for repair this summer.
Schwarzenegger: Feds should be worried about California levees
JULIET WILLIAMS - Associated Press Writer
Federal officials still are not taking seriously the threat of a failure in California's aging levee system and are risking another New Orleans-style disaster by failing to provide funding for repairs, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday.
Aanestad cheers on levee work
Repairs on a series of 29 levees deemed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to be critical erosion sites will begin in June, according to state Sen. Sam Aanestad.
Bush offers little help toward levee repairs
Kate Folmar and Steve Harmon- Mercury News Sacramento Bureau
The Bush administration on Friday ordered federal officials to streamline environmental permits for repairs to 29 vulnerable Sacramento-area levee sites -- but offered no guarantees when the federal government will pay for its share of the work.
State levee plea rejected
Sam Stanton and Jim Saunders - Sacramento Bee Staff Writers
The Bush administration announced Friday that it had ordered federal officials to streamline procedures that will allow 29 endangered California levees to be repaired by November, but the White House refused to declare an emergency or to offer any fe...
Dear Mr. President: Welcome to our floodplain - and reconsider
Sacramento Bee Editorial
Word has it, Mr. President, that you will arrive in the Sacramento area today via helicopter to see cars powered by fuel cells. The helicopter is a perfect means of transport for this visit, sir. From it, you can't help but notice all that water out ...
Bush: Levees not a disaster
Josh Richman - Chico ER Staff Writer
President Bush visited Silicon Valley on Friday with some good news for the state's crumbling levees - though not the relief the governor sought - as well as a promise to invest in human infrastructure via education and economic initiatives.
Bill would block housing inside 200-year floodplains
Jim Sanders -- Sacramento Bee Capitol Bureau
Large swaths of Central Valley floodplain could be barred from future housing construction under a proposed state law that cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday.
Assembly Bill 1899 would not allow new Central Valley subdivisions on levee-...
Governor plans to push Bush on levee funding
Andy Furillo -- Sacramento Bee Capitol Bureau
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said today that he intends to brace President Bush on Friday about the flood risk Californians face as a result of a levee system and the need for the federal government to help finance its repair.
Stewart Tract isn't a flood control device
Susan Dell'Osso -- Special To The Sacramento Bee
John Cain's logic regarding breaching levees on the Stewart Tract to relieve flood pressure is flawed. I am the project director of River Islands Development and we own the Stewart Tract. I must correct some of the comments in Cain's piece, "Breach t...