Thursday, April 22, 2010

San Joaquin River Reconnected to the Bay

Thanks to hard work by environmental advocates, including the Bay Institute, the San Joaquin River has once again been connected to the San Francisco Bay. The San Joaquin once supported huge runs of Chinook, Steelhead and Coho, however for nearly 60 years massive dewatering for irrigation has caused much of the river to run dry most of the year. Last year president Obama signed landmark legislation to restore instream flow to the San Joaquin and begin the process of recovering listed Chinook. More information at the Bay Institute's website

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