Jefferson Exchange | April 7, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Working To Boost Flows In Drought-Stricken Streams

Linda Sheehan explains the efforts to use the Clean Water Act to keep water in some streams.

Rains finally came to the region recently. 

The Mattole River at Arthur Way County Memorial Park.
Credit Public Domain

And now they're leaving. 

Which means we're essentially back to where we were a few weeks ago: looking at a drought, likely a severe one. 

The Earth Law Center and other groups warn of stream flows too low for salmon and other fish to survive this year. 

A portion of the federal Clean Water Act can target streams for attention; five Northern California streams are proposed for such attention: the Scott, Shasta, Eel, Mattole and the Russian. 

We learn what the extra attention could do for the streams.  

 

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