restoration http://kvpr.org en Patterson Calls For Halt To San Joaquin River Restoration Releases http://kvpr.org/post/patterson-calls-halt-san-joaquin-river-restoration-releases <p>Citing a historically dry 2013, Assemblymember Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) is calling for the federal government to stop water releases from Friant Dam for the San Joaquin River Restoration program.</p><p>Since 2009 the restoration program has released water into the river on an interim basis in an effort to bring back salmon populations to a stretch of the channel that has been dry for decades. The restoration agreement calls for those flows to become permanent in 2014.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 01:47:09 +0000 Joe Moore 26918 at http://kvpr.org Patterson Calls For Halt To San Joaquin River Restoration Releases