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Sacramento-San Joaquin River Salmon Biological Opinion

Case Number # 1090

This lawsuit challenges NMFS' politically motivated "no jeopardy" biological opinion on the effects on five ESA-listed salmon and steelhead species of the proposed long-term operations, criteria and plan for the jointly operated federal Central Valley Project and State Water Project -- a plan that would pave the way for dramatically increased exports of water from the Bay Delta.

Press Releases

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Weakening of science-based plan threatens salmon in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and Delta
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Call to streamline government achievable by reversing damage to salmon rivers and streams
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
State water officials recommend more water to save Delta; heavy water withdrawals have caused Delta, salmon runs to collapse
Monday, August 24, 2009
Papers filed to protect salmon, steelhead, green sturgeon and killer whales
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Fishermen, tribes, and conservationists hail decision to protect fish, jobs, and local communities
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Earthjustice response
Friday, July 18, 2008
Fishermen, tribes, and conservationists pleased that court recognizes need for changes to state and federal water project operations to better protect fish, jobs, and local communities
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Groups say delta water project operations must protect water supply for fish and people