delta http://kvpr.org en Bakersfield Man Recalls Kayak Trip From Kern County To SF Bay, 30 Years Later http://kvpr.org/post/bakersfield-man-recalls-kayak-trip-kern-county-sf-bay-30-years-later <p>This month CNN journalist John D. Sutter is on a&nbsp;mission to kayak the San Joaquin River from Fresno to San Francisco Bay. We <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/cnn-journalist-aims-kayak-san-joaquin-river-fresno-san-francisco?nopop=1">spoke with him last week</a> on Valley Edition as he seeks to document the stories along what has been called America's most endangered river.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:51:12 +0000 Joe Moore 35040 at http://kvpr.org Bakersfield Man Recalls Kayak Trip From Kern County To SF Bay, 30 Years Later Lawsuit Filed Over Proposal For Delta Water Transfers http://kvpr.org/post/lawsuit-filed-over-proposal-delta-water-transfers <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A coalition of&nbsp;environmental groups&nbsp;announced&nbsp;Wednesday&nbsp;that it is suing&nbsp;the Bureau of Reclamation over its proposal to send water from northern California to farms in the San Joaquin Valley.</span></p><p class="p1">The water transfers would involve pumping over 175,000 acre-feet of water through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, home to the endangered delta smelt and other fragile aquatic species.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:06:32 +0000 Kerry Klein 34119 at http://kvpr.org Lawsuit Filed Over Proposal For Delta Water Transfers Congressional Hearing On California Water Visits Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/congressional-hearing-california-water-visits-fresno <p class="p1">The House Natural Resources Committee took up the issue of water for San Joaquin Valley farmers today before a packed gallery at Fresno City Hall.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">The Republican-led committee heard testimony from local growers and water managers on both short and long-term responses to California's drought and cuts to agricultural water deliveries south of the Delta.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:08:09 +0000 Joe Moore 29957 at http://kvpr.org Congressional Hearing On California Water Visits Fresno Report: California's Water System Needs Better Funding http://kvpr.org/post/report-californias-water-system-needs-better-funding <div><p>A new report says California would need an additional two to three billion dollars every year to fill gaps where funding is needed for managing the state’s water. From Sacramento, Amy Quinton has more on the latest Public Policy Institute of California report.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:02:00 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 29632 at http://kvpr.org Report: California's Water System Needs Better Funding Peter Gleick: We Need To Know More About Bay Delta Conservation Plan http://kvpr.org/post/peter-gleick-we-need-know-more-about-bay-delta-conservation-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Peter </span>Gleick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is one of California's leading water experts. In an </span><a href="http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/06/5884413/viewpoints-why-im-still-confused.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">op-ed&nbsp;piece</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently published in the </span>Sacramento<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bee, </span>Gleick<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; criticized the draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan for what he calls a lack of specificity.</span></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:11:33 +0000 Joe Moore 24397 at http://kvpr.org Peter Gleick: We Need To Know More About Bay Delta Conservation Plan California Water Series Part 5: The Bay Delta Conservation Plan: A Solution for the Future? http://kvpr.org/post/california-water-series-part-5-bay-delta-conservation-plan-solution-future <p>Supporters say the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is one of the most ambitious habitat restoration programs California has ever attempted. But its proposal to build two tunnels to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to central and southern California has also become one of the most controversial.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 23117 at http://kvpr.org California Water Series Part 5: The Bay Delta Conservation Plan: A Solution for the Future? California Water Series Part 4: The Delta - A Place Called Home http://kvpr.org/post/california-water-series-part-4-delta-place-called-home <p>The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is home to a half million people. In the fourth part of our series, we examine the culture of the Delta and talk to residents about their concerns over its future.</p><p>Before I set out to do this story, I&rsquo;d only been to the Delta a few times. And when I had, it was just a scenic drive from Sacramento down Highway 160, which parallels the Sacramento River. Turns out, that&rsquo;s not the ideal way to get to know the Delta.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:05:00 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 23114 at http://kvpr.org California Water Series Part 4: The Delta - A Place Called Home Perea: California Water Bond Needs Fixing Before It Goes To Voters in 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/perea-california-water-bond-needs-fixing-it-goes-voters-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state&#39;s twice-delayed water bond needs more tweaking - and a diet - before it goes to voters in November 2014. That was the message delivered by Assembly member Henry T. </span>Perea<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on Tuesday, as he spoke on Valley Public Radio&#39;s </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-calif-water-issues-prisons-hunger-valley-sports-related-head-trauma" style="line-height: 1.5;">Valley Edition.</a></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:48:09 +0000 Joe Moore 23069 at http://kvpr.org Perea: California Water Bond Needs Fixing Before It Goes To Voters in 2014 On Valley Edition: Calif. Water Issues; Prisons; Hunger in the Valley; Sports Related Head Trauma http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-calif-water-issues-prisons-hunger-valley-sports-related-head-trauma <p>This week on&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" target="_blank">Valley Edition</a>&nbsp;we take a look at the issues of water, hunger, prisons and the effects of repetitive hits form football. Beginning the show, Valley Edition Host Joe Moore speaks with <a href="http://www.asmdc.org/members/a31/">Assembly Member Henry T. Perea</a> about the issue of water across the state.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:35:45 +0000 Joe Moore & Ezra David Romero 23042 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Calif. Water Issues; Prisons; Hunger in the Valley; Sports Related Head Trauma California Water Series Part 3: Food, Farms and Delta Water http://kvpr.org/post/california-water-series-part-3-food-farms-and-delta-water <p>California is the nation&rsquo;s largest agricultural state. It would not be possible without water from the Delta. Farmers say the water is their lifeblood, but it&rsquo;s been cut back year after year.</p><p>California&#39;s farms and ranches generated nearly $45 billion in revenue last year. Without water exported from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to arid Central Valley land, much of the produce we get in restaurants and grocery stores wouldn&#39;t come from California.</p><p>At Magpie Cafe in Sacramento, co-owner and Chef Ed Roehr sits down just as the lunch crowd is thinning.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:44:32 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 23051 at http://kvpr.org California Water Series Part 3: Food, Farms and Delta Water California Water Series Part 2: The Delta's Fragile Ecology http://kvpr.org/post/california-water-series-part-2-deltas-fragile-ecology <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was once a vast tidal marshland and inland estuary. Now thousands of miles of fragile levees surround artificial islands below sea level. More than 90 percent of wetlands have disappeared, and native fish are dying.</span></p><p>Suisun Marsh is the largest brackish water marsh on the West Coast. It&rsquo;s at the Delta&rsquo;s western most edge. &nbsp;<a href="http://wfcb.ucdavis.edu/">University of California Davis</a> researchers set out on a boat in Montezuma Slough, which connects the Sacramento River to Suisun Bay.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 22965 at http://kvpr.org California Water Series Part 2: The Delta's Fragile Ecology California's Water Supply, A 700-Mile Journey http://kvpr.org/post/californias-water-supply-700-mile-journey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both the federal Central Valley Project and the State Water Project rely on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to bring water to central and southern California. Amy Quinton takes us on a 700 mile journey following California&#39;s water supply.</span></p><p>Engineers drive me through a tunnel on an electric cart. We&rsquo;re going down to the Hyatt Power Plant, which lies under rock at the bottom of the Oroville Dam.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 01:27:55 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 22964 at http://kvpr.org California's Water Supply, A 700-Mile Journey Two New Water Bond Alternatives Draw Lawmakers' Scrutiny http://kvpr.org/post/two-new-water-bond-alternatives-draw-lawmakers-scrutiny <p>California lawmakers are taking a closer look at two new water bond proposals that would replace the measure currently set for next November’s ballot.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento on Tuesday’s committee hearing at the Capitol.</p><p>One of the two alternative water bond proposals comes from Senator Lois Wolk and focuses on restoring the area she represents: the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:52:31 +0000 Ben Adler - Captial Public Radio 22100 at http://kvpr.org Two New Water Bond Alternatives Draw Lawmakers' Scrutiny Steinberg: Delta Tunnel Project Needs Legislative Buy-In http://kvpr.org/post/steinberg-delta-tunnel-project-needs-legislative-buy <p>California legislative leaders are pushing back against the contention of Governor Jerry Brown’s administration that its Delta tunnels proposal doesn’t need lawmaker approval.</p><p>“I don’t know whether he needs it legally, but I think he needs it politically and other ways,” says Steinberg.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 23:46:56 +0000 Ben Adler 19739 at http://kvpr.org Steinberg: Delta Tunnel Project Needs Legislative Buy-In On Valley Edition: Payday Lenders, Delta Smelt, Victor Davis Hanson, Moving To The Valley http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-payday-lenders-delta-smelt-victor-davis-hanson-moving-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Edition </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FM89's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Ezra Romero </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/post/faith-based-group-calls-cap-fresno-payday-lenders-0" style="line-height: 1.5;">reports </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on payday lenders and why a Fresno faith based groups says the lenders practices are immoral. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:13:50 +0000 Joe Moore & Ezra David Romero 18808 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Payday Lenders, Delta Smelt, Victor Davis Hanson, Moving To The Valley The Challenges of Salvaging Smelt and Other Delta Fish http://kvpr.org/post/challenges-salvaging-smelt-and-other-delta-fish <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For decades, millions of fish have been diverted from pumping facilities at state and federal water projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Fish -- including endangered species like the Delta smelt-- are put in holding tanks then trucked to other parts of the Delta and released. From there, little is known about their fate. But most scientists agree it’s not good. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, predator fish often wait for what amounts to a daily feeding.</span></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:07:35 +0000 Amy Quinton 18516 at http://kvpr.org The Challenges of Salvaging Smelt and Other Delta Fish California Senate Leader Questions Future of Water Bond http://kvpr.org/post/california-senate-leader-questions-future-water-bond <p class="p1">California Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg says he’s not sure a long-delayed $11 billion water bond will make it on the 2014 ballot. More than $2 billion of that money is slated to be spent on the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">Governor Jerry Brown is backing a plan that calls for constructing two large underground tunnels that would send water from the Delta to Central and Southern California.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 01:31:14 +0000 Joe Moore 18134 at http://kvpr.org California Senate Leader Questions Future of Water Bond Brown Administration Sidesteps Controversial Delta Comments http://kvpr.org/post/brown-administration-sidesteps-controversial-delta-comments <p>California lawmakers who represent the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region are seething over recent comments from Governor Jerry Brown’s point man on the state’s proposed water delivery tunnel project.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 22:26:12 +0000 Ben Adler 14483 at http://kvpr.org Brown Administration Sidesteps Controversial Delta Comments Bay Delta Conservation Plan Details Efforts to Protect Endangered Fish http://kvpr.org/post/bay-delta-conservation-plan-details-efforts-protect-endangered-fish <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California Governor Jerry Brown’s administration released new details today of its plan to protect fish and wildlife in the Sacramento-San-Joaquin Delta. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the plan revolves around new tunnels to carry more water to the Central Valley and southern California.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 01:10:40 +0000 Amy Quinton 12782 at http://kvpr.org Bay Delta Conservation Plan Details Efforts to Protect Endangered Fish First Portion of $14 Billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released http://kvpr.org/post/first-portion-14-billion-bay-delta-conservation-plan-released <p>State officials in Sacramento today released a portion of a new plan to restore the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">improve water reliability for southern California residents and farmers. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 23:05:21 +0000 Joe Moore 12184 at http://kvpr.org First Portion of $14 Billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released