Re: Public Invited to Discuss Proposed Regulation Changes for Striped Bass

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Posted by Barry W on 2011-11-01 11:20:44 in reply to Re: Public Invited to Discuss Proposed Regulation Changes for Striped Bass posted by Marty Gingras on 2011-11-01 09:56:47

"People have made comments to the effect of "The Agencies don't get it. The problem is lack of water." The agencies get that the quality and quantity of water is a major issue. To address that issue, agencies do research, issue restrictive permits on diversions and discharges, etc. The most famous examples of that sort of work to protect and recover the listed fish are the so-called OCAP Biological Opinions (BOs) and Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs) issued by NOAA Fisheries and USFWS regarding operations of the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project. The BOs said (in essence) that operation of the water projects as proposed by DWR and USBR put several listed species in jeopardy of extinction. The RPAs (in essence) told DWR and USBR how to operate the water projects to avoid jeopardizing those listed species."

Boy they sure told them how to operate the pumps this year didn't they! A record amount of water was pumped from the Delta and a record number of fish "salvaged" 8 million!(MOST KILLED). Water was pumped at record levels so westlands can fill their water bank at the expense again of the fisheries. We won't see the real effect for a few years when the fisheies again crash due to massive pumping. Where was DFG when this massive fish kill was happening all this summer?

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