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  • Florida Gov. Declares State of Emergency as Red Tide Kills Fish and More

    Florida Gov. Declares State of Emergency as Red Tide Kills Fish and More

    The red tide has made breathing difficult for locals, scared away tourists, and strewn popular beaches with the stinking carcasses of fish, eels, porpoises, turtles, manatees and one 26-foot whale shark.

  • Algae Bloom cause of Civil Emergency alert in Oregon

    Algae Bloom cause of Civil Emergency alert in Oregon

    The words blasted to cellphones around Oregon’s capital city were ominous: “Civil emergency . prepare for action.”Within half an hour, a second official alert clarified the subject wasn’t impending violence but toxins from an algae bloom, detected in Salem’s water supply. Across the U.S., reservoirs that supply drinking water and lakes used for recreation are experiencing similar events.

  • Washington posts new rules: Emergency steelhead fishing restrictions for Snake River system

    Washington posts new rules: Emergency steelhead fishing restrictions for Snake River system

    Extremely low returns of steelhead this season have prompted Washington to restrict steelhead fishing to catch-and-release  on the main Snake River this season.

  • From SJC Office of Emergency Services Delta Closures Update

    From SJC Office of Emergency Services Delta Closures Update

    After consultation with levee maintaining agencies and public safety officials, the remaining water closures and

  • 2013 vs 2017 on the Oroville Spillway

    2013 vs 2017 on the Oroville Spillway

    Water Expected to Flow into Lake Oroville Emergency Spillway Soon Oroville, Calif. -- Lake Oroville is expected to rise this morning to the level that allows water to flow down an emergency spillway and into the Feather River, according to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). The volume of water is expected to pose no flood threat downstream and should remain well within the capacity of the Feather River and other channels to handle. Oroville Dam itself remains safe, and there is no imminent threat to the public.

  • Lake Oroville Spillway Update | Emergency Spillway Plan

    Lake Oroville Spillway Update | Emergency Spillway Plan

    In preparation for the possible use of the emergency spillway, CAL FIRE has been removing trees and brush from the hillside to minimize flow of debris into the river. The emergency spillway has not been used in Oroville Dam’s 48-year history, but Lake Oroville came within a foot of spilling into it in January 1997.

  • Emergency Fishery Closure Evaluation Process Adopted; Careful Angling Can Help Prevent Closures

    Emergency Fishery Closure Evaluation Process Adopted; Careful Angling Can Help Prevent Closures

    The California Fish and Game Commission recently adopted emergency regulations that grant the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) authority to temporarily close fisheries experiencing degraded environmental conditions that may affect fish populations.