salmon http://kvpr.org en Drought Operation Plan For Two Water Projects Released http://kvpr.org/post/drought-operation-plan-two-water-projects-released <div><p>California and federal agencies released a plan Wednesday about how they’ll operate the state and federal water projects during the drought. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the plan does not change water allocations.</p></div><p>The operations plan provides a guideline of how the two water systems will deal with the drought from now until November.&nbsp; It looks at two different scenarios. One assumes much drier conditions than the other. Maria Rea with the National Marine Fisheries Service says under both scenarios winter-run Chinook salmon are at risk.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:24:37 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 31004 at http://kvpr.org Drought Operation Plan For Two Water Projects Released San Joaquin River Restoration Hits Snags http://kvpr.org/post/san-joaquin-river-restoration-hits-snags <div><p>It’s been almost eight years since the US Bureau of Reclamation began its program to restore the San Joaquin River. In the 1940’s Friant Dam and irrigation diversion dried up 60 miles of California’s second largest river. Historic salmon runs disappeared. This January is the deadline for the program to restore enough water to the San Joaquin to eventually allow runs of Chinook salmon. But as Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the restoration program has been plagued by delays and increased costs.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 01:06:57 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 26520 at http://kvpr.org San Joaquin River Restoration Hits Snags On Valley Edition: Fresno State Football; Veterans; Grapevine; Salmon Spawning; Peter Gleick http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresno-state-football-veterans-grapevine-salmon-spawning-peter-gleick <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Edition we take a look at Fresno State football, veterans, the possibility of a new town in the region, water issues in the region and more.</span></p><p>Beginning the program, Valley Edition Host Joe Moore talks with Paul Swearengin, host of the Paul Swearengin Sports Podcast,&nbsp;about Fresno State Football. The two discuss the dispute over the team’s name, mascot, gangs and more.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:56:09 +0000 Ezra David Romero, Joe Moore & Rebecca Plevin 24398 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno State Football; Veterans; Grapevine; Salmon Spawning; Peter Gleick San Joaquin River Restoration Brings Spawning Salmon Back to Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/san-joaquin-river-restoration-brings-spawning-salmon-back-fresno <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California is on course for what could be its driest year on record.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Those were the sobering words from scientists with the National Weather Service in <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-on-course-for-driest-year-on-record-4971192.php">Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle.</a> And after two dry years, the relative lack of rain and snow is putting a great strain on the state's precious water resources.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:33:55 +0000 Joe Moore 24392 at http://kvpr.org San Joaquin River Restoration Brings Spawning Salmon Back to Fresno