delta smelt

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeals To Lift Plan Protecting Delta SmeltCalifornia farmers struggling with drought say a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued Monday that keeps strict water restrictions in place to protect a tiny, threatened fish has forced them to leave thousands of acres unplanted in the nation's most fertile agricultural region.
Fish Deaths Cited In Renewed Push For Water TunnelsCalifornia water and wildlife officials on Tuesday seized upon the deaths of a rare fish in the water pumps that carry water to California's cities and farms to renew calls for replacing the current pumping system with $14 billion twin tunnels.