Water diversion threatens salmon, main food source for orcas

02-15-2009

Extinction threat to spring-run chinook salmon and winter-run chinook salmon from pumping water out of Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta threatens 83 orcas' existence - they depend on salmon for food. Findings, in draft report, could garner support for environmental protection. And: Earlier, water flow to cities, farms cut to avert ecological collapses of water crossroads (click 'See also').

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Read the story at The Mercury News (CA)


Tags: Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Whale Research, cucumbers, Delta smelt, Endangered Species Act, Ken Balcomb, killer whales, Maria Rea, National Marine Fisheries Service, orca, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations, Sacramento, Zeke Grader




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