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    Oct 24 2014

    Daily Digest: Everything you need to know about the drought in 34 stats & three quotations, Unsafe groundwater only adds to drought’s misery, A parched farm town is sinking, and so are its’ residents hearts, and more …

    In California water news today, Everything you need to know about California’s drought in 34 stats and three wuotations, Unsafe groundwater only adds to drought’s misery, A parched farm town is sinking, and so are its’ residents hearts, For Sierra resident, the well runs dry — along with her options, 199 drought maps show how …

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    Oct 24 2014

    News Worth Noting: Science and policy working together to help the Delta, Annual report calls for adoption of wide-ranging water strategy, San Gabriel Valley uses less water, Weekly Water and Climate Report

    Science and policy working together to help the Delta:  “Successfully resolving California’s long-standing water supply and ecosystem restoration conflicts in the Delta depends on sound policy based on the best available science. Fostering that collaboration is the backdrop for the 8th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference, October 28-30, 2014, jointly sponsored by the Delta Stewardship Council …

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    Oct 24 2014

    Fish Restoration Program Update: Prospect Island, Miner Slough levee repair, restoration monitoring and more …

    The Fish Restoration Program (FRP) updates are issued by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW). In this update: Prospect Island EIR Progress Restoration Monitoring Program FRP in the Context of Delta-Region Restoration Miner Slough Levee Repair Prospect Island Tidal Habitat Restoration Project Website Prospect Island …

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    Oct 24 2014

    Friday Flashback: Ecosystem stressors in the Delta: More than just flow

    From the archives of Maven’s Notebook: Original publish date: October 8, 2012 For more than two decades, native fishes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have been declining at a rapid rate with no single identifiable cause. “Stressors” are broadly defined as those factors that can harm native species, and the Delta has a long list …

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    Oct 23 2014

    Daily Digest: Drought tops list of worries, what will winter hold for us?, CA’s drought survival strategy, dams with too low flows for fish identified, researcher probes saltwater intrusion into coastal aquifers and more …

    In California water news today, drought tops list of Californians’ worries, what will winter hold for drought-plagued California?, experts ponder cause and length of dry spell, Coping in a drier world:  California’s drought survival strategy, dams with too low flows for fish identified, researcher probes saltwater intrusion into Calif.’s coastal groundwater supplies, Prop 1 a …

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    Oct 23 2014

    News Worth Noting: New PPIC poll finds most Favor Proposition 1, Pacific Institute releases analysis of Prop 1, Researchers evaluate effectiveness of water policies aimed at reducing consumption, San Diego water board fines industries over stormwater

    New PPIC poll: Following the News of Drought Closely, Most Favor Proposition 1: “When read the ballot title and label for Proposition 1, 56 percent of likely voters say they would vote yes, 32 percent no, and 12 percent don’t know. Most Democrats (68%) and independents (56%) favor the measure, which would fund water quality, …

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    Oct 23 2014

    Science news and reports: New tool identifies high-priority dams for fish survival, rivers flow differently over gravel beds, Mediterranean and semi-arid ecosystems prove resistant to climate change, some scientists don’t like to share, and more …

    In science news this week: New tool identifies high-priority dams in California for fish survival, rivers flow differently over gravel beds, Mediterranean and semi-arid ecosystems prove resistant to climate change, some scientists don’t like to share, NASA soil moisture mapper arrives at launch site, September is fourth month this year to set record for warmth, …

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    Oct 22 2014

    Daily Digest: Confronting the West’s water crisis: A new report highlights opportunities to improve water management in drought-stricken Western states; Water agencies lose billions of gallons underground; The salmon fishing was pretty good this year but the future is less bright, and more …

    In California water news today, Confronting the West’s water crisis: A new report highlights opportunities to improve water management in drought-stricken Western states; California water agencies lose billions of gallons underground; The salmon fishing was pretty good this year—drought be damned but the future is less bright; Rice growers wrap up diminished harvest; Secretary Ross …

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    Oct 22 2014

    News Worth Noting: Flood agencies illustrate disaster threat, need for preparation; Reclamation releases enviro docs for Valley water exchange with refuge benefits; new report says 5.4 million residents live within a mile of an oil or gas well, CA moves closer to design build; Agencies partner to measure water quality impacts

    Flood agencies illustrate disaster threat, need for preparation: “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and the state of California’s Department of Water Resources are promoting California Flood Preparedness Week, October 20-25, by releasing two video products to improve Californians’ awareness and preparedness for flooding.  Two of the three videos, focused on two regional areas …

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    Oct 22 2014

    Director Chuck Bonham on the response of the Department of Fish and Wildlife to the exceptional drought conditions

    At the October meeting of the California Water Commission, Chuck Bonham, Director of the Calfiornia Department of Fish and Wildlife, updated Commission members on the activities of his Department.  In his presentation, he spoke candidly about the difficult choices that the exceptional drought has demanded he and the Department make. “My name is Chuck Bonham, …

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    Oct 21 2014

    Daily Digest: Gov says state needs long-term vision on water; a bruising battle for cheap water during drought; 14 California communities now on verge of waterless-ness; to dam or not to dam? and more …

    In California water news today, Governor says state needs long-term vision on water; Amid California’s drought, a bruising battle for cheap water; 14 California communities now on verge of waterless-ness; Mass migration out of California seems imminent, Environmental group uncovers “secret” deal that forgives $400 Million in Central Valley Project debt; Prop 1 controversy: To …

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    Oct 21 2014

    In his own words … Governor Brown talks water at Stanford conference: “This is not something for a flash in the pan; this is not for a one term Governor; this is really the work of a four-term governor”

    Yesterday,the Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment held a conference at Stanford titled, New Directions for U.S. Water Policy which brought together officials and experts from California and across the west to discuss water markets, technological innovations, climate change and other water policy issues.  Governor Jerry Brown was the keynote speaker. …

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    Oct 21 2014

    Blog round-up: Groundwater, climate change, drought, desal, water markets, the water bond, the anti-commons and more …

    Groundwater experts, water law experts, and conservation groups tell the Forest Service to do more to protect groundwater: Marcus Griswold writes: “Responding to a proposed agency-wide U.S. Forest Service groundwater policy, more than 125 groundwater scientists, legal experts, and conservation groups call on the Forest Service’s Chief Tidwell and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Secretary Vilsack …

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    Oct 20 2014

    Daily Digest, early edition: As their wells run dry, California residents blame thirsty farms; drought-stressed crops may be better for you, a drought-themed corn maze, and more news …

    In California water news today: As their wells run dry, California residents blame thirsty farms; California farmers: ‘We are getting much less water'; drought-stressed crops may be better for you; Patterson farm features drought-themed corn maze; California farmers unite to adapt to climate change; Jerry Brown’s team releases a slew of new ads for Props …

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    Oct 20 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for October 20

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 513 total views, 2 views today

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