ICYMI – Harmful Algal Blooms, Governor’s Water Portfolio

Stockton algae bloom has higher level of toxins this year, officials say – KCRA-TV 7/28/20 (VIDEO) 
A yearly algae bloom in the Port of Stockton is back. The bloom happens during the summer and turns the waterway green, creating a problem in the ecosystem. The watchdog group Restore the Delta said the harmful levels of algae are showing up earlier this year.
While the Central Valley Water Board said the timing of the bloom is about normal.
However, both groups agree that the level of toxins is higher than in past years.

Newsom Lays Out Big Dreams for California’s Water Future – Courthouse News Service 7/28/2020
Touting ways to shield California’s most precious resource from climate change, Governor Gavin Newsom released strategies Tuesday to improve drinking water quality, revive a stalled multibillion-dollar tunnel and build new dams…
Restore the Delta, which participated in public hearings regarding the portfolio and encouraged the state to prioritize fighting the increasingly common harmful algae breaks in the delta, scoffed at Tuesday’s announcement.
“Same old, same old. Yawn,” said Restore the Delta in a tweet.

Governor Newsom releases final water portfolio that includes Delta Tunnel, Sites Reservoir – Daily Kos 7/29/20
SACRAMENTO – California Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday unveiled a final version of his controversial Water Resilience Portfolio, a water plan that that includes the Delta Tunnel, Sites Reservoir and the agribusiness-promoted “voluntary agreements.”
The plan drew praise from agribusiness interests and water agencies — and strong criticism from salmon advocates, Tribal leaders and environmental justice leaders for the damage that they say the  tunnel, new reservoir and voluntary agreements would could cause to the San Francisco Bay-Delta Ecosystem, imperiled salmon and steelhead populations and West Coast fisheries.

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