STOP SITES RESERVOIRS
Help us oppose the new $ 4.7 billion proposals to build up to 11 new dams and two new large reservoirs on 14,000 acres off of the Sacramento River. The new Sites and Holthouse Reservoirs (from the Sites and Golden Gate Dams) in Northern California could store up to 1.8 million acre feet of water, making them almost half the size of Shasta Reservoir and twice the size of Folsom reservoir. They would be owned by the Sites Project Authority, which is made up mainly of State Water Project (SWP) water contractors and irrigation districts. The authority is already offering new water rights in watersheds where five times more water is allocated than exists to powerful water districts, such as the Metropolitan Water District. A previously filed water rights application for the Sites project asked for 3 million acre feet of water a year.
NO SHASTA DAM, BRING THE SALMON HOME
The Eel River is the third largest salmon-bearing river in California and once hosted up to 800,000 salmon a year, which supported the commercial fishing industry and Tribal subsistence fishing for the Wiyot, Round Valley, Bear River, Sherwood Valley, and other Tribes. Now fish numbers are about 1% of historical levels and subsistence, commercial and sport fishing opportunities have been strictly curtailed.
The Scott Dam blocks fish passage to between 55-89 miles of habitat for Chinook Salmon and198-288 miles of habitat for steelhead. This dam is very old, has no spillway and presents a safety risk for downstream users. It also creates toxic algae, warms water, and creates many other water quality impacts. The Cape Horn Dam diverts large amounts of water to the Russian River and is is also part of this project.
The dams on the Eel River are not the only issue impacting salmon in this rural watershed, however their removal would be a major step in restoring the Eel River fishery, and making sure Eel River salmon and trout survive the impacts of climate change.
STOP THE PACIFIC CONNECTOR PIPELINE
Save California Salmon supports the work of the Klamath River Tribes to stop the Pacific Connector pipeline from crossing the Klamath River. This 233 mile pipeline and fracked gas export project would trample the rights of landowners through use of eminent domain, disturb tribal territories and burial grounds, threaten 400 waterways, put existing jobs in fishing, tourism, and other sectors at risk.
The pipeline would cross the Klamath River near the Keno Reservoir on the Klamath River, which is already the most polluted part of the Klamath River. Poor water quality in the Keno Reservoir from agriculture and industrial pollution is a major impediment bringing the Klamath salmon home to the upper Klamath basin. We can not afford a oil leak in the Klamath River.
More information the Klamath Tribes efforts to stop this pipeline is at: http://klamathtribes.org/news/you-can-help-us-stop-the-pipeline-in-oregon/
More information on efforts to stop the pipeline throughout Oregon and chances to get involved at are: http://www.rogueclimate.org/lng_pipeline