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Carr Fire smoke taking a toll on Shasta County’s fly-fishing tourism

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Mid-August. That’s usually when the rainbow and steelhead trout are biting, and fishing guide Steven Fry is jumping. Last year, Fry — who escorts clients on fishing excursions for The Fly Shop fly-fishing company — was typically booked at least five days a week, leading small groups to the lower Sacramento River.

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Colorado River states dodge shortage declaration for another year

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Despite another dry winter on the Colorado River, Lake Mead and the millions of people who rely on it will avoid a water shortage for at least one more year. According to new projections from the Bureau of Reclamation, there will be just enough water in the reservoir east of Las Vegas at the end of 2018 to stave off a first-ever federal shortage declaration that would trigger mandatory cuts in Nevada and Arizona.

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Learn about land subsidence and groundwater conditions in the San Joaquin Valley

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Land subsidence caused by groundwater pumping has been a problem for decades in the San Joaquin Valley, but an increased reliance on aquifers during the last decade has resulted in subsidence rates of more than one foot per year in some parts of the region. … Join us for a special, free workshop on Oct 2 at Fresno State — co-sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the Water Education Foundation – that will highlight ongoing land subsidence monitoring, monitoring techniques and DWR assistance to help local agencies comply with requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

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Scientists battle alien snails in San Francisco Bay in effort to restore native oysters

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Wading into the water along the rocky shore off Aramburu Island in Richardson Bay, Brian Cheng reached 3 feet under water and pulled up an algae-covered rock. “Here we go,” he yelled as he splashed ashore soaking wet and pointed out a tiny snail on the underside of the rock. “And, we got a bonus,” he said, gesturing toward a cluster of yellow gelatinous egg capsules.

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