29 Dec '11, 7pm

California's Delta Ecosystem Is Healthier, For Now: A report says that the population of endangered delta smelt

California Department of Fish and Game Delta smelt seen through a microscope at the California Department of Fish and Game. The ecosystem of the delta where the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers meet has been in the legal equivalent of an intensive care unit for four years. But just before Christmas, an upbeat report came in, showing that a year of copious rain and snow had significantly improved.the delta’s condition. Fish and Wildlife Service The tiny delta smelt. High flows of water from the melting of deep snow in the Sierra provided enough for both the tiny fish known as the delta smelt, long considered on the brink of extinction, and for the farming communities that have chafed under legal rulings requiring them to give up water to keep the smelt and its ecosystem going. Mike Taugher reported in The Contra Costa Times that an index reflecting the smelt’s abundance ha...

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