A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.
“Redding is looking to transfer some of its water to the parched Bella Vista Water District. A proposal to provide up to 1,200 acre-feet over the summer makes its way to the Redding City Council Tuesday night.”
From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):
“As a lecturer in the California State Parks Summer Speaker Program, [DWR Guide Jana] Frazier reviews the challenges of drought, lessons learned and how new technologies can help people conserve water.”
“Voters in a Northern California county have defeated a measure calling for the creation of a 51st state named Jefferson, in a test of whether a secessionist movement has sails in a region long accustomed to feeling overlooked by the rest of the state.”
“The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announce that the Science Advisory Board of the Trinity River Restoration Program (Program or TRRP) completed its review of mainstem-river channel rehabilitation projects that have occurred on the Trinity River between 2005 and 2010. …
“The TRRP consists of the following partner agencies: the Hoopa Valley Tribe, the Yurok Tribe, Trinity County, the California Resources Agency (Department of Water Resources and Department of Fish and Wildlife), the U.S.
“Some drought-stricken rivers and streams in Northern California’s coastal forests are being polluted and sucked dry by water-guzzling medical marijuana farms, wildlife officials say – an issue that has spurred at least one county to try to outlaw personal grows.”
From the Northern California Water Association (NCWA) blog:
“The Northern California Water Association has developed a new infographic highlighting the Pacific Flyway lands in the Sacramento Valley. … Every fall, the region transitions into prime habitat for the shorebirds, migratory waterfowl, raptors and other species that utilize the Flyway.
“State authorities Thursday began notifying hundreds of water rights holders on the upper Russian River to stop diverting water from the drought-stricken watershed because there isn’t enough supply to go around.”
From Water | Food | Environment — The Blog of David Guy:
“In a brilliant new display on the intersection between the natural and human landscape, Butte County photographer Geoff Fricker explores the essence of the Sacramento Valley and reveals why the region is a California treasure that is unparalleled anywhere in the world.”