It is ironic that the laws put in place to mitigate environmental impacts are actually slowing the river restoration process down for the very environmental groups that support these laws.
Salmon make it to within 21 miles of Firebaugh, California
For the last 62 years, Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) have not been able to swim from the Pacific Ocean up the San Joaquin River to their historic spawning beds near Fresno. The construction of Friant Dam put an end to the runs in 1948. Now, in the winter of 2010, water has flowed continuously down …