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The Really, Really Big Issue of "Fish":  Since after over 100 years of studies, it appears to be ecologically impossible to maintain native fish populations of the Delta AND also export most of the fresh water, which option  is more important to the future of California?  ...  NorCal ecological environment (including the fish) or SoCal additional water exports to allow for more housing development?

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     Since the late 1800's naturalists and fishermen began to notice a decline in the number of salmon in the Delta.  In the 1850's there were huge amounts of salmon passing through the Delta, especially at the confluence of Steamboat Slough, Sacramento River and Cache Slough-that is right infront of Rio Vista area.  These days different species of salmon native to California are considered an endangered species, while other native Delta fish, like the smelt, are going extinct. 
    There are so many studies, it almost looks like California and the Federal government agencies spend more money on fish studies than on any other Delta-related issue.  The ecological balance of the Delta is needed to perserve species like salmon, but that balance is hard to maintain if all of the fresh water of the Sacramento River is diverted to other areas of the state.  Loss of salmon affects not just California, but also the commercial fishing industries of Oregon, Washington, Alaska and West Coast of Canada.  So far, while all the studies continue and the funding flows, the natural or "wild" salmon population is slowly replaced by the farm-raised salmon smolt let out into the wild.
It's sort of an unrelated topic, but does anyone wonder if a fish scientist feels he or she has lead a fullfilling life when they look back at their life's work?
The following links and graphics all relate to fish studies over the years.  Note that graphics provide the online source for the graphic, which is usually another series of fish studies.  Click-or double click-on the graphics to see a larger version.

                                                          





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02_28_2012_summary.pdf
029_9848.0_ACP2.GRA8_Intro_DFG-Compliant.pdf
I052510largemouth.pdf
012012sjta.pdf
2006-2007_Delta_survival_report.pdf
2007_Distribuion-Survival.pdf
20071127_Interaction_Among_Turbidity.pdf
2010fish.pdf
AnOverviewOfUSGSAcoustic.pdf
Appx_A_ATTACHMENT_1_-_Salmonid_Smolt_Analysis_10-19-09.pdf
CALFED_Brown_Bag_Flyer_11-7-07.pdf
detail_newprojects_restarted_new.pdf
DRERIP_floodplain_conceptual_model_final_012208.pdf
DWRLetter_and_attachment.pdf
effects-of-predation.pdf
Element2FinalReport5-2010.pdf
Englebright-BiOp-2_29_2012.pdf
EWA_delta_cross_channel_closures_06_111406.pdf
final_monitoring_report_dic.pdf
fishtracking-burau.pdf
flood-fencing.pdf
flowssacvalley-sep2011.pdf
flowstudies-dcc-buraupresentation.pdf
Hilderbrand%20-%20Effects%20of%20large%20woody%20debris%20placement%20on%20str.pdf
IEP_2008_Program.pdf
indelta-islands.pdf
instreamwoodproject.pdf
LWD_paper2001.pdf
N-C%20Delta%20Salmon%20Outmigration%20Study%20Fact%20Sheet%202008.11.17.pdf
North%20Delta%20Study%20overview%205-20-2008.pdf
release_schedule_2008.11.12.pdf
riverine-aquatic-cover.pdf
sediment.pdf
Wales_Briefing_Papers_Sediment_2_.pdf
winter%20OBAN%20description.pdf
workshop_outmigration_NDOSReview_draft_012308.pdf
workshop_outmigration_public_notice_122807.pdf
workshop_outmigration_reg_study_plan_011608.pdf
workshop_outmigration_review_figures_012308.pdf
workshop_salmonid_ILCM_Delta_Passage_Model.pdf


    


                                  







 

 

  

 
   

  

 

  

  


 
   
   
   
    

 


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