Tag Archives: Delta smelt

‘Refuge’ for the endangered Delta smelt — newly funded


From UC Davis: “Delta smelt are hard to find. Federally listed as threatened in 1993 and as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act in 2009, they are an iconic species for water issues in the state. But there’s one place where the fish can be found by the thousands — the Fish Conservation and Culture Laboratory at the University […]

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Managing turbidity for Delta smelt


From Maven’s Notebook: “At the February 24th meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, David Fullerton, Principal Resource Manager, and Paul Hutton, Senior Engineer, briefed the directors on the efforts to manage turbidity to reduce entrainment of Delta smelt at the export pumps in the south Delta. David Fullerton began with an overview using a map of […]

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