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Monday, 10 October 2016 04:42

Website Updates

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New features have been added to the site to aggregate content from numerous fly fishing and fly tying sources around Northern California and Nevada.  This will allow the users to see the ten newest posts to each of the sites that are linked through the menus.  

The Fly Tying Menu now contains links to articles or posts from Fly Fish Food, Fly Tying 123, Fly Tying Reddit and Orvis.  Each of these links should display a content snippet from the latest 10 articles appearing in these sites' RSS feeds.  The snippet will display the first 200 words and will also contain a link to allow you to read more on the host site.  

The News menu now contains links to the California DFW, CalTrout, CSPA, Drake Magazine, International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF), South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), Trout Unlimited and the Water Education Foundation. Mostof these links will also display a content snippet from the latest 10 articles appearing in these sites' RSS feeds.  The snippet will display the first 200 words and will also contain a link to allow you to read more on the host site.  CA DFW and TU are set up to display the latest posts by those organizations on Twitter.

The Trip Reports Menu now contains links to my reports, as well as posts from Alpine Fly Fishing, Andy Guibord, California Fly Fishing, Confluence Outfitters, Fish Kennedy Brothers, Fly Fish Nevada, Fly Fishing Specialties, Four Seasons Fly Fishing, Gilligan's Guide Service, Jack Trout, Jon Baiochhi, Kern River Fly Fishing, Lost Coast Outfitters, Matt Heron, Norcal Fly Guides, Northern Califonia Trout, Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing, Pyramid Lake Guides, Reno Fly Fishing Outfitters, Reno Fly Shop, RJ's Fly Trips, SC Guide Service, Sierra Fly Fisher, Steelhead on the Spey Guide Service, Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, The Trout Spot, Tight Lines Guide Services, Trinity Fly Shop, Truckee River Fly Fishing, Wild Waters and Yosemite Fly Fishing Guide.  Each of these links will also display a content snippet from the latest 10 articles appearing in these sites' RSS feeds.  The snippet will display the first 200 words and will also contain a link to allow you to read more on the host site.  

The Tips Menu now contains links to posts from Ask About Fly Fishing, Chris Parsons, Fly Fishing Traditions and The Other Side of California.

I spent a bunch of time recently adding links to various fly tying sites, guides, informational sites, organizations, retail sites and water information sites.  These can be found sorted by category in the Links menu.  All of the sites listed above have been added in one of the categories.

 

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CSPA

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South Yuba River Citizens League

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Drake Magazine

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  • The Balance: Bringing Flow Back to the 'Glades

    Featured Content Mar 24, 2017 | 12:03 pm

    The Balance, a new film from Orvis, traverses the Everglades ecosystem and explains how increased storage, treatment, and conveyance of water south of Lake Okeechobee would benefit fisheries across southern Florida. Text WATER to 52866, and tell Florida's leaders to support SB10 and HB761 and to build the EAA Reservoir, which would restore the flow of fresh, clean water to the River of Grass.

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  • Unexpected Journey

    Featured Content Mar 23, 2017 | 01:32 am

    COMPARED TO THE INITIAL REPORT, our weather wasn't looking so bad. Wind was steady at eight or nine knots out of the northwest, pushing temps down to the mid-forties. The water had cooled significantly over the last week, and reports of trout and reds still being around were spotty and unsubstantiated. Our odds weren't good. Still, life had placed us here, with a boat, some fly rods, and a little extra time. Who cares about odds anyway?

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  • Fishy Fundraising

    Featured Content Mar 20, 2017 | 14:35 pm

    The curious case of Fly Fishing Collaborative "Gaining a good network of supporters is critical to the life of any new NGO, and in this day and age people can be very leery of supporting any non-profit; not everyone out there is completely sincere in their fundraising efforts." —Bucky Buchstaber, from the opening paragraph to his story, "Fly Fishing Collaborative in South Africa," in Revive: A Fly Fishing Journal, fall 2016.

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  • March Browns

    Featured Content Mar 20, 2017 | 14:12 pm

    Kinda like Midwestern school teachers, with wingsCHASING HATCHES IS STUPID and obnoxious. I know. I've tried. Pursuing particular insects insures that the potential for disappointment will dwarf the likelihood of success. If us fishing media folk are to be believed (also a bad idea), fishing is an appreciation of the moment, being present, or some other Baba Ram Das shit. Planning for, and expecting to control, something as ephemeral as when bugs emerge from the water just seems arrogant and maybe a little entitled.

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  • A Run of Luck

    Featured Content Mar 20, 2017 | 13:39 pm

    Sometimes you find the fish; sometimes they find you.Mid-June after a May-long drought and, weeks before we thought they would, the rivers had begun to "take shape," an idiom I've always loved for its suggestions of primal formation and rebirth. What was just days prior a brown blob squirming primordially down from Rogers' Pass is suddenly the jade-green Blackfoot, its boulders and riffly musculature apparent and alluring, the bankside willows laden with salmonflies three whole weeks before the bar-sidled, self-proclaimed experts—myself included—had anticipated. Why hadn't the bugs consulted us before emerging?

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Saturday, 08 October 2016 13:58

IFFF News

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  • Welcome New Affiliate Clubs

    IFFF Mar 16, 2017 | 13:31 pm

    Welcome to these new affiliate clubs that have joined over the past several months.  Fidalgo Fly Fishers           Anacortes           WA http://www.fidalgoflyfishers.com/Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers     Wenatchee        WA http://www.wenatcheeflyfishers.comDelaware Valley Fly Fishers         North Wales       PAhttp://www.delawarevalleyflyfishers.org www.facebook.com/delaware.fishersKisatchie Fly Fishers       Boyce    LAhttp://www.kisatchiefly.org

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  • Public Lands Position Statement

    IFFF Mar 2, 2017 | 12:55 pm

    International Federation of Fly Fishers Policy on Public Lands and Waters of the United StatesAndPosition StatementInternational Federation of Fly Fishers is a global organization dedicated to the support, enhancement and protection of the recreational opportunities and enjoyment of fishing with the artificial fly.  We do this through teaching all aspects of fly fishing and most importantly through our advocacy, demonstration and voice for conservation of our natural resources.   Clearly, conservation of fishes and their habitats is fundamental to our opportunities and those of our children to fly fish.  Those habitats largely are the connected waters of the United States, the streams, lakes, rivers and estuaries that must remain clean, healthy and functional.  Just as important are the health and wellbeing of the watersheds that recharge, nourish and protect the function of our wetlands. These habitats collectively reside by ownership, law and public policy as public resources and lands.  Many are managed and protected by state or federal agencies or environmental law on the public behalf, while others are protected by private interests or environmental organizations in perpetuity as conservation easements.  Regardless of ownership or legal designation, they collectively are much more valuable than simply as wetlands, watersheds and fish habitat.  These are the habitats of a vast array of wildlife, plant and insect species, including those that may be threatened or endangered with extinction across our country.  What must not be forgotten is that these very landscapes of minerals, waters and plants are essential to our own quality of life as human habitat.  These are the landscapes that grow the plant communities that produce the clean air we breathe and process carbon dioxide into oxygen.  The wetlands that clean and recharge our sources of fresh water are necessary to our lives.  There is no question that these lands must be[…]

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  • Weekend Sport Fish Cruise in Sweden

    IFFF Feb 9, 2017 | 14:08 pm

    Weekend Sport Fish Cruise in Sweden Weekend Sport Fish Cruise in Sweden shared by Thomas Berggren.Last weekend February 4th - Thomas Berggren (IFFF MCI and Two-Handed CI) represented the IFFF on the Sport fish cruise. He shares some great photos of the event.Please don’t forget to mark your calendars for :  The Swedish Sportfish Fair is as you know 17-19 Marchhttp://www.easyfairs.com/…/medverkande-foeret…/stand/656190/ 

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  • Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association's Annual Show

    IFFF Feb 8, 2017 | 19:07 pm

    Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association's Annual Show Make plans to attend the Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association's Annual Show in Iowa City, Iowa on February 17-19, 2017 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.  We will be talking paddling Iowa's rivers to get fish with Orlan Love and other regional presenters. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy our two main speakers (Lori-Ann Murphy and Fishy Fullum), other regional presenters, an Iowa DNR visit, fly fishing and tying vendors, fly tying demos, silent auctions, and some great bucket raffles! Bring friends and family or meet new angling friends at this year's show. All are welcome. As always, proceeds go to benefit conservation and outdoor education efforts. More athttp://www.facebook.com/fly.fishing.iowa/ andhttp://hawkeyeflyfishing.com/

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  • The Rogue Goblin

    IFFF Dec 17, 2016 | 15:13 pm

    The Rogue Goblin MY MEMORIES OF BOB ROBERTSBy Ed Morphis I was never in Bob’s tying class, but he gave me individual instruction in his workshop. When I had questions about tying his flies, he insisted I come to his home where he taught me how to tie a Vernille Caddis Fly that is a killer (I think he called it the Extended Body Caddis), and his patented Roberts’ Rogue Hopper (which is marketed by Umpqua Feather Merchants). He was very generous with his time, knowledge and energies. I was fortunate to take his rod wrapping class and help with it the next year (which means I got to experience the class again without paying for it). I am enriched because I knew him. He was a more valuable person than he realized.Bob Roberts was a prime mover in developing the Southern Oregon Fly Fishers club, and determining the nature of it. He saw to getting world class presenters for the programs. He also served it in various capacities, both official and informal. He had, for many years, served the fly fishing community with guiding, providing materials; tying flies, building rods, etc. I have been attempting to build the history of Bob’s steelhead fly, the “Rogue Goblin,” which he developed. Because Bob was always humble and low key about his accomplishments, I have been unable to retrieve much history from the memory of others about the fly. The only facts I have, come from John Shewey, Steelhead Flies, pp. 75 and 204; a column by Dick Adams in the Newsletter of the Southern Oregon Fly Fishers, May 2002 with a Spey version of the fly, with no attribution; and two different versions of the fly from estates of deceased members of the club (these only in my memory, as they were auctioned off, but[…]

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  • Livingston, Montana

    IFFF Dec 13, 2016 | 14:43 pm

    Livingston, Montana Livingston Montana was the gathering place as fly fishers around the world descended on the city in early August 2016 to take part in the International Fly Fishing Fair.  The week-long event brought some of the best fly fishers in the sport together to share their skills and learn new ones.  A group representing Fishing Vision LTD attended and filmed portions of the event so that others in Japan and around the world could learn about the many activities of the International Federation of Fly Fishers.  Credit for the production include FISHING VISION Co.,LTD, www.fishingvision.tv , President Ryo Arisawa, Executive Director Junya Miyaji and 3 other production staff members. Click to watch the trailer." https://fishingvision.tv/video/event/2016-international-federation-fly-fishing-fair.phpLivingston will once again be the host of the International Fly Fishing Fair.  It will be held August 1-5, 2017. 

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  • Good Bye to 2016, Hello to 2017

    IFFF Dec 7, 2016 | 15:57 pm

    Good Bye to 2016, Hello to 2017 Hello to 2017Closing out a calendar year usually brings up sooner or later these two thoughts for me.  Income tax must be paid and I hate the process.  I feel very liberated once it is over.  Thought number two is that I didn’t fish enough and I should make a plan to fish more in the coming year.  This is an annual process that never seems to change.Lets move on to our current daily business.  Today the water is too high and the temps are so cold that fishing won’t work for me.  I loose my fishing courage when my fingers begin to look like cherry popsicles.  So now what do I do?  I could tie some flies but some other things could possibly be more time sensitive.  Here is what I came up with for consideration.·      Renew or join the IFFF·      Renew or join your local club·      Renew your fishing licenses·      Renew your Park Passes·      Inspect and replenish your fishing gear·      Consider a donation to the non-profits that do conservation work·      Reassess your fishing and conservation values·      Ask your local club to display their IFFF affiliation on their website homepage along with a link·      If you use Instagram, use these hashtags, #fedflyfishers #ifffmember #catchandreleaseThese are just some of my ideas.  I would love to hear yours.  Down at the bottom of each posted article is a place to post a comment. Tom Collett, your IFFF bloggerSteelhead catch and release

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  • Jake Crawford, Native Fish Society

    IFFF Oct 19, 2016 | 21:36 pm

    Jake Crawford, Native Fish Society Jake was recently spotted in Glide at the UVFF Fly Tying Festival manning an information table then again manning a table at the Rogue on the Fly event at Indian Mary Park.  Jake is the Native Fish Society Southern Regional Manager, overseeing the organization’s work in Southern Oregon and Northern California.  The NFS is an organization that works to protect and recover wild, native fish across the Pacific Northwest.  Jake works with local people to provide up to date information and monitoring on the ground and helps them be more effective at protecting sensitive native fish populations and their habitats.  Teamwork is usually the optimal situation.Jake, a fisherman and outdoorsman is eager to be a driving force to protect the native fish.  Jake came to Southern Oregon from Colorado where he studied environmental policy and earned a Masters Degree in Political Science from Colorado State University.  It looks like he found a home.

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  • New Orleans Fly Fishers 8th Annual Rio Rodeo Recap

    IFFF Oct 12, 2016 | 12:09 pm

    New Orleans Fly Fishers 8th Annual Rio Rodeo RecapWritten by: Sean B. GilthorpeThe New Orleans Fly Fishers Rio Rodeo was created in 2009 by then Club President Larry Offner.  The Rio Rodeo was originally created as a way for Louisiana fly fishers to come together, and help raise awareness of the Rio Grande Cichlid, an invasive species in Louisiana.  Since the beginning, the Rio Rodeo has achieved these goals, and in the process become one of the largest fly fishing tournaments in the State of Louisiana, as well as the Gulf Coast Region.  For the last 3 years, the Rio Rodeo has consistently seen the number of participants exceed 30 fly fishers, with the greatest attendance reaching 35 participants in 2015.  While there were 3 fewer participants for the 8th Annual Rio Rodeo in 2016, it was still a great success.  On October 1, 2016, the New Orleans Fly Fishers Club hosted the 8th Annual Rio Rodeo.  The weather was perfect and the Rios, as usual, presented a formidable challenge to all.  There were a total of 32 fly fishers who registered and participated in this year’s Rio Rodeo.  There were 7 Rio Grande Cichlids submitted and measured, ranging in size from 6" to 10-1/2".  Prizes were awarded for 1st through 7th place participants.  The results are as follows:Rob Bergeron - Fin Addicts Fly Fishers - 10-1/2"Stephen Robert - Fin Addicts Fly Fishers - 9-1/2"Joe Illg - NOFFC - 8-1/4"Joe Bandera - NOFFC - 8"John Engert - NOFFC - 7-1/2" Kyle Moppert - Red Stick Fly Fishers - 7-1/2"Ray Baltz - NOFFC - 6-1/2The New Orleans Fly Fishers would like to thank everyone who participated in the 8th Annual Rio Rodeo, as we raised $400 for Second Harvest Food Bank!  With the money raised, Second Harvest Food Bank can load HALF[…]

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  • New Orleans Fly Fishers Club

    IFFF Oct 5, 2016 | 13:18 pm

    New Orleans Fly Fishers Club Note from the blogger:  Thank you to the New Orleans Fly Fishers Club for the sharing their activities with the IFFF.  I hope you can send a story about the Annual Rio Grande Cichlid Rodeo along with some nice pictures.  We love to share.   This past Saturday, October 1st, the New Orleans Fly Fishers Club held it’s Annual Rio Grande Cichlid Rodeo in New Orleans. We decided to donate all registration fees to Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans. They have been instrumental in feeding people whose homes were devastated by the recent flooding in Louisiana. We raised $400, which will enable Second harvest to fill a half tractor trailer with food to distribute to the hungry. I am attaching a picture which shows (from left to right) club president Jim Fullmer presenting the ceremonial check to Heather Sweeney of Second Harvest along with club treasurer Al Kellogg. I thought this might be something the Federation would like to publish to show what one of their charter clubs is doing to help out in the community. I wasn’t sure who to send this to so I sent it to you. If there is someone else that I should contact please let me know.Thanks,A.J. RosenbohmVice President/Events CoordinatorNew Orleans Fly Fishers Club

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Saturday, 08 October 2016 09:58

CalTrout News

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  • The Week’s Newsbytes

    California Trout, Inc. Mar 23, 2017 | 07:23 am

    Hope you've enjoyed the nice weather and got out on the water this weekend! Storm's coming in fast. Photo: M. Wier.… https://t.co/u6a4k7A9KJ -> #Flyfishing film fest this Wednesday! Buy tix: https://t.co/z9YJ4SjuOB @VenturingAngler @LCOFlyFishing #Eastbay… https://t.co/iVg8D5LjGw -> Behind the scenes w/ field reporter & videographer Mike Wier, shooting for new film on CalTrout's #SoCal #steelhead… https://t.co/5sgImCOjez […]

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  • Stories from the Eel River

    California Trout, Inc. Mar 20, 2017 | 20:02 pm

    The Eel River is staged for a comeback. And CalTrout is leading the way to accomplish this. We hope you enjoyed our five-part video series where we shared our headwaters-to-sea approach for returning the Eel River to its historic abundance.  Our comprehensive plans include restoring the estuary, ensuring adequate flows for fish, removing barriers, and engaging […]

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  • The Week’s Newsbytes

    California Trout, Inc. Mar 16, 2017 | 07:24 am

    RT @BrianStranko: CA needs 21st century #Cawater solutions for #flood & #cadrought: partnered w @CalTrout– @sacbee_news https://t.co/hNRiEW… -> RT @VenturingAngler: Join the Five Rivers Challenge to Benefit CalTrout https://t.co/eDTySKBAOz @CalTrout #flyfishing -> RT @farmwater: Applaud @CalTrout @Conserve_CA Cooperation on #cawater holistic policy that helps all Urban, farm, enviro #cadrought https:/… -> RT @BrianStranko: Proud of […]

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  • The future of Southern California steelhead

    California Trout, Inc. Mar 14, 2017 | 19:41 pm

    Southern California steelhead are survivors. Unlike their Northern California cousins, they have adapted to seasonally dry streams in the arid climate at the extreme southern end of the steelhead range. Tens of thousands of these prized sport fish used to return to Southern California streams every year, but now they’re stopped by dams and water […]

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  • A Love Letter to the Yolo Bypass

    California Trout, Inc. Mar 9, 2017 | 20:20 pm

    As we learn more about Congress and the State’s focus on building more dams, CalTrout remains invested in finding better solutions, ones that involve working with nature, rather than against it. How can we accomplish this? Allow floodplains to live up to their name and flood. Prime example is the Yolo Bypass which plays a […]

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  • The Week’s Newsbytes

    California Trout, Inc. Mar 9, 2017 | 08:25 am

    #MyEelStory from Dustin Decker: "Seeing fish that size, that close, was seared into my memory", from childhood in L… https://t.co/8XEjmUGUpl -> Your heard our #EelRiver story, how it will #returntoabundance. Now let's hear yours. #MyEelStory or submit at… https://t.co/yMNeia0LiH -> Feb. Streamkeeper's bLog "Drowning or dying of thirst" https://t.co/8X1xtPdAzt #Californiawater #CalTrout https://t.co/KGLQCjR6eL -> Join CalTrout […]

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  • The Week’s Newsbytes

    California Trout, Inc. Mar 2, 2017 | 08:24 am

    Support designation of OR's NF Smith as Outstanding Resource Waters to protect from mining. https://t.co/FLRlrZIJ6K https://t.co/WJGxkEU3pr -> North Fork Smith final push for protection – https://t.co/DKLvpzNOeL -> #ICYMI CalTrout's North Coast Director Darren Mierau on @905KHSU EcoNews talking about #EelRiver recovery plan. Hos… https://t.co/gTzmRyq5os -> Low flows on #FeatherRiver after #Oroville spillway closed. Big thanks […]

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  • CalTrout convenes annual Meadows Conference

    California Trout, Inc. Feb 27, 2017 | 17:32 pm

    On February 7th-10th, 2017 California Trout, with support from partners, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation and the CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, organized the third Sierra Meadows Workshop at Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga, California. Over the three days, there were approximately 70 workshop attendees representing more than 20 different State and Federal, non-profit environmental, […]

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  • The Week’s Newsbytes

    California Trout, Inc. Feb 23, 2017 | 08:24 am

    New era of #dams & #cawater infrastructure needed to address public safety, energy & fish passage concerns.… https://t.co/cVUpzmNmD6 -> "Working with nature rather than against it is much safer and much more profitable." J. Katz CalTrout #cawater… https://t.co/nBcxfatiEi -> Court finds letting #cawater flow down natural course is "appropriate measure" to support salmon. Imagine that. […]

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  • Yolo Bypass weathers the storm

    California Trout, Inc. Feb 22, 2017 | 00:45 am

    With the onslaught of storms across California, much attention has been focused on the safety and reliability of our aging dams and water infrastructure. It also has dam advocates calling for more surface storage to catch all this water before it’s “flushed out to sea.”  Reporter Carolyn Lochhead in today’s San Francisco Chronicle looks at […]

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Saturday, 08 October 2016 05:59

Water Education Foundation

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  • Editorial: DWR’s handling of Oroville Dam crisis keeps getting worse

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    The confounding statements from the state Department of Water Resources about the Lake Oroville spillway crisis just keep coming.Original article

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  • Grant will create a more sustainable San Lorenzo Valley watershed

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    The crystalline waters of Fall Creek erupted into luminous whitewater Thursday as it rushed down the steps of the fish ladder. “We’re incredibly fortunate to have such clear and cold water year-round,” said San Lorenzo Valley Water District’s environmental programs manager Jen Michelsen as she watched from above.Original article

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  • Commentary: Legislators want billions in bonds but need Brown’s OK

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    [Gov. Jerry] Brown’s skepticism about debt emerged very strongly during a February news conference on the state’s infrastructure needs, including deteriorating highways, flood control and water supply.Original article

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  • Commentary: Five reasons water efficiency and recycling are a perfect match

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    In a recent op-ed by Contra Costa Water District board president Lisa M. Borba and Central Contra Costa Sanitary District director Paul H. Causey, the duo state that California’s efforts to advance water efficiency will diminish recycled water investments and disincentivize future recycled water projects. As a civil engineer/water policy analyst who has worked on California water issues for 15 years, I [Tracy Quinn, NRDC] draw the exact opposite conclusion: Water efficiency and conservation measures complement investments in recycled water.Original article

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  • No concern about Lake Davis

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    There is no concern for Yuba-Sutter as the Grizzly Valley Dam’s spillway releases water from the now full Lake Davis, Department of Water Resources officials said Thursday. Original article

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  • Klamath River salmon season faces closure due to ‘unprecedented’ forecast

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    Both sport and commercial salmon fishing near the Klamath River could be completely closed this year as a result of what the Pacific Fishery Management Council is projecting to be the lowest return of spawning Chinook salmon on record. Original article

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  • San Jose flood: A month later, 500 have yet to return home

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    More than a month after Coyote Creek spilled its banks and flooded surrounding neighborhoods, city leaders Thursday said some 500 families remain unable to return home and pleaded with property owners to help house them.Original article

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  • Oakdale Irrigation District recall election may be in limbo

    Aquafornia

    Water leaders are looking deeper into whether signature gatherers committed fraud to prompt a recall of Oakdale Irrigation District board member Linda Santos, throwing into question the status of the April 25 ballot. In other action Tuesday evening, staff unveiled potential boundaries for voting divisions within OID and announced that the district expects to sell no surplus Stanislaus River water this year to outsiders – a major source of income in years past.Original article

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  • Fresno council delays vote on water-fee hike for new development

    Aquafornia

    A proposal to establish a new set of water fees that would impose a charge of $4,246 for every new home has been pushed off for two weeks by the Fresno City Council. The charges are intended to go toward meeting water needs for future growth, particularly expanding Fresno’s ability to treat surface water, infrastructure to distribute water to new development, and to dig new wells and increase the capacity to recharge a depleted groundwater basin.Original article

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  • Commentary: Coastal commission balancing farming and coastal issues

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    For the past eight years, the California Coastal Commission has worked closely with the Marin County staff and the public to update its Local Coastal Program to guide future development. We have attended countless public meetings, we have toured farms and sampled strawberries, we have watched cows being milked and cheese being made and we have spoken with some members of the agricultural community so frequently we are on a first-name basis.Original article

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Any Waders or Wading boots with HBP marked on them.

Any fly rods marked Bill Carnazo.

Horseshoe Bar Fish and Game Preserve is devastated to announce that thieves broke into our storage area where we house our equipment for the Wounded Warrior Event that is held the first week in October every year. Finding out that someone felt they needed to steal from these veterans is heart breaking. It is like stealing from a church or organization that helps the needy of our community. This break-in will set us back many years as the amount of equipment they stole exceeds $25,000. Much of the equipment has the initials HBP written on it. Only the veterans that attended our events or members of Horseshoe Bar Preserve would have equipment with the “HBP” letters printed on it.. Any other gear was most likely this equipment that was stolen during the break in this week. If you see this equipment being sold, please contact me immediately at 916-205-6073 or the sheriff’s department to report it. (Placer County Sheriff)

If you see this equipment being sold, do not say anything or accuse anyone. Make note of the time, location, description of the items and persons involved.

Please contact Tom Bartos, manager of Horseshoe Bar Preserve immediately at 916-205-6073 or you’re local police department and let them know you believe it may have been equipment stolen from Horseshoe Bar Preserve in Foresthill, CA.
Reference Police Report # 15-11343.

This equipment was used for a very good veterans program and its loss is huge!!

If you would like to help us replenish the equipment that was stolen, please contact us at , 916-205-6073 or go to our website: www.horseshoebarpreserve.com/ww where you can make a donation.

Thomas G.M. Bartos
President & Founder
Horseshoe Bar Preserve, Inc.
916-205-6073
www.horseshoebarpreserve.com