San Joaquin http://kvpr.org en Valley Edition: June 1 - Kayaking From Bakersfield to San Francisco; Mariposa Grove; Gerald Haslam http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-1-kayaking-bakersfield-san-francisco-mariposa-grove-gerald-haslam <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Edition reporter Ezra David Romero reports on how one </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-chef-gets-new-start-high-speed-rail" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresno man's life has been altered</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> because of his recent hire along the first stage of construction of the Fresno-Madera corridor of California's future high speed rail line. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:05:15 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 35053 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: June 1 - Kayaking From Bakersfield to San Francisco; Mariposa Grove; Gerald Haslam 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 Valley Edition: June 10 - San Joaquin River; Politics With John Ellis; Mento Buru http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-10-san-joaquin-river-politics-john-ellis-mento-buru <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition </a>FM89 reporter Ezra David Romero paddles down the San Joaquin River to report on a more than decade long dispute over public access to the river, John Ellis from the Fresno Bee talks political races and Matt Munoz chats about his Spanish-Ska-Reggae&nbsp;style band Mento Buru.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:48:32 +0000 Ezra David Romero 33999 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: June 10 - San Joaquin River; Politics With John Ellis; Mento Buru 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 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 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