This will be the most talked about subject this summer.
Posted on March 30, 2015 by UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences
California WaterBlog By Jay Lund
Dry fields and bare groves looking west toward the Coast Range, near San Joaquin, Calif. Photo by Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis, 2014
This fourth year of drought is severe, but not yet the driest ever. The drought’s impacts are worsened by record heat, which has dried out soils and raised the demands for irrigation, and the historical high levels of California’s population, economy, and agricultural production, and historical low levels of native fish species. There is need for concern, preparation and prudence, but little cause for panic, despite some locally urgent conditions.
Dear West Fork Advocates:
It’s time to renew our push for greater protection for the West Fork, especially the lower stream below Cogswell dam. It is a new year, and especially significant, a new L. A. County Board of Supervisors. Rep. Judy Chu (CA 27) is being asked to again submit a bill to designate streams in the San Gabriel Mountains as Wild and Scenic Rivers, including the East Fork, North Fork, and the upper West Fork, but not the lower West Fork, of the San Gabriel River. Once again, the lower West Fork would be excluded out of concern that the Cogswell dam operator, L. A. County Public Works, will not support the bill if it is included. Unfortunately, the large environmental groups encouraging such a bill seem willing to sacrifice the lower West Fork in order to achieve the goal for the other streams.
It’s that time of year again where we get a chance to fish some of the best tail water in the nation. Of course, I am referring to the San Juan River below Navajo Dam in New Mexico.
Once again this year we will be staying at FISHEADS San Juan River Lodge. All the information you will need
about our location is at: http://www.fisheadsofthesanjuan.com
The date of the trip is May 22 thru 25, 2015. Arrival is on the 21st and dinner will be served that night at around 7pm. The guided drift boat fishing will be on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. We’ll departure on the 25th after breakfast that morning. All meals (including shore lunches), fishing equipment, flys and lodging are included in the price of $1120 for the whole trip. The only additional cost to you will be your transportation there and back (most of us drive, but you can fly into Durango or Farmington and rent a car) plus tips for the guides.