Definitions of Streams from Instream Flow Policy

John – I am somewhat aware of the proposed instream flow policy (others in the office are participating more closely). This policy should not affect the definitions of ephemeral/perennial in our Basin Plan onsite policy. We are aware that the Basin Plan definitions are unique and intended to represent a conservative approach to stream protection … Continue reading “Definitions of Streams from Instream Flow Policy”

France scraps licenses for 1,500 pesticides

Regarding pesticides that get into our water systems: France scraps licenses for 1,500 pesticides I’ve got the lists of what is used locally and went to article link but found no lists, if anyone finds the France list please pass it along and we can compare! -Don Tom: It would be interesting to know which … Continue reading “France scraps licenses for 1,500 pesticides”

Where have all the coho gone?

Mark Prado 02/05/2008 Salmon return to Marin as rainfall fills Lagunitas and San Geronimo… (IJ archive/Robert Tong) FEWER endangered coho salmon are spawning in Marin this season than at any time in the past dozen years – and biologists don’t know why. What concerns fish watchers is that this year should have been a prime … Continue reading “Where have all the coho gone?”

State Policy to Maintain Instream Flows

State Policy to Maintain Instream Flows – now open for comment – The comment period has been extended to May 1st. I have been working on comment. There still is a long way to go. This extension probably means that the diverters have been raising hell. Steam Classification – as part of this policy has … Continue reading “State Policy to Maintain Instream Flows”

KLAMATH RIVER WATER QUALITY STANDARDS APPROVED

NEW AND STRONGER KLAMATH RIVER WATER QUALITY STANDARDS APPROVED BY CALIFORNIA On 7 September, after much debate, the California Water Resources Board formally approved new water quality standards (called ³TMDLs,² or ³total maximum daily loads² in Clean Water Act parlance) for the mainstem of the Klamath River. This decision gives final California agency approval to … Continue reading “KLAMATH RIVER WATER QUALITY STANDARDS APPROVED”