Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

Fish views

New ladder offers glimpse of salmon recovery efforts

Guests observe from a viewing gallery as a Chinook salmon swims through tthe Sonoma County Water Agency's fish ladder in Forestville. BETH SCHLANKER / Santa Rosa Press-Democrat

Press-Democrat

Santa Rosa Press-Democrat

A massive concrete structure, built to withstand floods and earthquakes beside the Russian River, is the latest step toward restoring the river's salmon and steelhead populations. The 600,000 Sonoma and Marin county residents who get their drinking water from the river paid for most of the $12 million fish ladder, which has a video monitoring system and a public viewing gallery.

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Imagine H2O launches water policy challenge

Association of California Water Agencies

Imagine H2O, a San Francisco-based innovation accelerator, has announced the launch of its second annual California Water Policy Challenge, a policy brief competition designed to identify policy ideas to accelerate the development of data solutions to pressing water challenges. ► ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE

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Challengers: Clean water rule 'destroys' balance

The Hill

Groups opposing the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule are charging in court briefs that the regulation is a massive and illegal power grab by the federal government to claim states' authority. They argue that the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers violated key tenets of the separation between state and federal rights.

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