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    Apr 18 2014

    BDCP Infrastructure Review, Part 1: Santa Clara Valley Water District hears presentation on the proposed organization and construction of the BDCP

    At the January 27 meeting of the Santa Clara Valley Board of Directors, Charles Gardner, President and CEO of Hallmark Group Capital Program Management, gave a presentation on the planning for construction of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s new water infrastructure, also known as Conservation Measure 1.  Mr. Gardner and the Hallmark Group were brought …

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    Apr 18 2014

    BDCP Infrastructure Review, part 2: San Diego County Water Authority staff review the engineering report for the BDCP

    On February 13, the San Diego County Water Authority’s Special Imported Water Committee held a workshop on the BDCP that focused on the governance and infrastructure of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP).  Engineering Director Bill Rose and Engineering Manager Gary Bousquet gave a follow-up to their previous presentation on January 9.  (Click here for …

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    Apr 17 2014

    News Worth Noting: Spring-run salmon released into San Joaquin River, ACWA presents groundwater reform recommendations, UC Davis takes action on drought, weekly snowpack & drought report

    Spring-run Salmon Release Marks Progress in Restoring San Joaquin River:  “Today, for the first time in over 60 years, spring run Chinook salmon returned to the San Joaquin River when the San Joaquin River Restoration Program released 54,000 juvenile into California’s second largest river. The salmon release is part of a long-term effort to revive …

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    Apr 17 2014

    Daily Digest: Judge overturns ruling on Sac River contracts, Delta smelt, drought operations plan, San Joaquin River salmon restoration, and more …

    Judges overturn rulings on Sacramento River contracts; Meet the Delta smelt, a tiny fish at the heart of Calif.’s latest water battles; Drought operations plan panned; San Joaquin River salmon restoration saga rolls on with truck ride from Friant Dam; Reclamation stops flows into Lake Cachuma; California drought to cause fruit and veggie sticker shock; …

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    Apr 17 2014

    Science news and reports: Atmospheric rivers as drought busters, new Delta restoration project proposed, red abalone die-off, coastal wetland restoration and more, plus killer sponges from the deep sea

    Atmospheric rivers as drought busters:  “At the heart of California’s water supply are atmospheric rivers—narrow, long ribbons of moisture that transport huge amounts of water vapor from the tropics toward the poles. When atmospheric rivers move inland and strike mountains, the air rises and cools, creating heavy rainfall. Atmospheric rivers are the source of 30-50 …

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    Apr 17 2014

    News Worth Noting: NRDC statement and link to yesterday’s court ruling, Jarvis and C-WIN, American River levee improvements, Feather Water District fish screen project, and full storage approved for Success Dam

    NRDC: Court unanimously agrees feds unlawfully renewed unsustainable water supply contracts in the Bay-Delta:   “A unanimous eleven-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned two earlier court rulings that upheld the federal government’s renewal of several dozen long-term water supply contracts for diversions from the Bay-Delta ecosystem in 2004 and …

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    Apr 16 2014

    Article to note: Court of Appeals rules in environmentalists favor over water contracts

    From the Modesto Bee: “An appeals court said Wednesday that federal officials should have consulted wildlife agencies about potential harm to a tiny, threatened fish before issuing contracts for water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that the U.S. Bureau of …

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    Apr 16 2014

    Daily Digest: Field poll shows split in drought responses, recreation declining oin Delta, drought plan omits water for agriculture, and more

    Field Poll: Drought responses split California; Delta livelihoods take hit as recreation declines; UC President tours Valley to see drought’s impact; Drought slows agricultural research efforts; Drought plan omits water for agriculture; Salmon fishing seasons recommended; A new political voice for the Delta?; California to set chromium limit for drinking water supplies and more On …

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    Apr 16 2014

    News Worth Noting: Report highlights technological solutions for water problems, Restore the Delta asks where’s the BDCP’s Implementation Agreement, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association expresses concerns, Jerry Meral’s water bond, and more

    Report highlights innovative technological solutions for California’s water problems: “A report from the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) released today envisions a path toward a sustainable water future for California achieved through a system management approach utilizing innovations in science, technology and management.  Such an approach would rely on currently available and new …

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    Apr 15 2014

    No Daily Digest today …

    Sorry folks, but due to some challenges at the airport, there isn’t a Daily a Digest today, so look for an extra special edition tomorrow! 140 total views, 10 views today

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    Apr 15 2014

    The Delta Stewardship Council hears an update on the Collaborative Science and Adaptive Management Program (CSAMP)

    At the March meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the co-chairs of the Collaborative Adaptive Management Team (CAMT),  Dr. Valerie Connor with the State and Federal Contractors Water Agency and Leo Winternitz with GEI Consultants gave an update on the Collaborative Science and Adaptive Management Process (CSAMP). Reiner Hoenicke, Deputy Executive Director for the Science …

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    Apr 15 2014

    Bloggers on modernizing water management, dam operations, water in restaurants and water for lawns, plus Northstate groundwater, Dianne Fienstein and much more …

    No drought of blog commentary today … Drought’s No. 1 lesson: Modernize water management: The California Water Blog writes: “This year’s drought is testing how well California manages water during severe dry periods.  As we head into spring and the major irrigation season, rainfall totals, snowpack, reservoir storage and groundwater levels are all low. Although most …

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    Apr 14 2014

    Daily Digest: State looking to recycled water to ease drought concerns; if El Nino comes this year, it could be a monster; State Water Board’s D’Adamo on groundwater and more

    California looking to recycled water to ease drought concerns; If El Niño comes this year, it could be a monster; State Water Board’s DeeDee D’Adamo shares views about the region’s groundwater concerns; State officials detail drought grants; Merced Irrigation District working with state to lower minimum pool at Lake McClure; Fresno State’s water conservation plan …

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    Apr 14 2014

    Tentative agreement reached on State Water Project contract renewals

    The Department of Water Resources and the State Water Contractors have reached a draft tentative agreement on a package of amendments to the State Water Project contracts that will extend the contracts to 2085, among other provisions.  At the April 8 meeting of the Metropolitan Water District’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee, Water Resources Management …

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    Apr 14 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for March 14, 2014

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 344 total views, 3 views today

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