Posted by Mark Grossi on October 1, 2014
San Joaquin Valley growers Wednesday filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court, hoping to reverse an appellate court’s rejection of their claim that flawed science was used to cut back water pumping in Northern California.
The case already has been through U.S. District Court in Fresno, which sided with growers in a decision that would have forced federal leaders to rewrite 2008 protections for the threatened delta smelt.
The dwindling fish population lives in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta where pumps divert water for Valley farms and Southern California cities. Federal wildlife agencies say water pumping is harming the fish.
Posted by Mark Grossi on September 30, 2014
City’s small amount of rain was nonetheless the most since 2000
Posted by Mark Grossi on September 29, 2014
Unprecedented water releases to the Valley’s west side are ending.
Posted by Mark Grossi on September 22, 2014
Judging from the number of calls and emails I received, we should talk about those wood-burning rules again.
Posted by Mark Grossi on September 16, 2014
Set the sweaty September aside for a moment. Your wood fires in your fireplace on Thanksgiving and Christmas will probably go away -- this year.