Salmon Conservation Groups Will Rally In Sacramento


California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The following press release is courtesy of the Golden State Salmon Association: 

WHAT: A rally to protest the Trump Administration’s plan to maximize Delta exports followed by a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation public meeting to receive oral/written comments

WHERE: Rally: Sidewalk outside 650 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Comment meeting: The Stanford Room, 650 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018; Rally starts at 1pm, Comment meeting is from 2-4 p.m

WHO: Golden Gate Salmon Association, Klamath River Tribal Members, Winnemem Wintu Tribe, Commercial & Recreational Fishing Groups, Restore the Delta

A new proposal by the Trump Administration to maximize water deliveries to the Central Valley Project comes at a time when salmon returns and Delta Smelt numbers have reached record lows. This proposal could impact flows on the Sacramento, Feather, American-San Joaquin, Trinity, and Klamath Rivers.

Golden Gate Salmon Association president John McManus noted, “We were promised action to strengthen protections for salmon after it became clear how weak and inadequate protections were during the drought when we lost over 95 percent of our salmon in the Upper Sacramento River.  Instead, the federal government is now doing a 180 and looking for ways to seize more delta water at a time when salmon and other species are at or near record lows and reservoirs still have plenty of water from last year.  It’s clear the state of California needs to step in here and stop the federal government from killing off our native salmon runs and all of us Californian’s who rely on them to make a living.”