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    Jul 29 2014

    Daily Digest: Final day for comments to be submitted on the BDCP, lawmakers prepare final push for groundwater legislation, fish deaths raise concerns for future droughts, and more …

    In the news today, final day for comments to be submitted on the BDCP, lawmakers are preparing a final push for groundwater legislation, fish deaths raise concerns for future drought effects, the historic drought is crippling local economies, and annoying minor floods increasing on coastal U.S., plus more news and commentary  … In the news …

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    Jul 29 2014

    This just in … Mandatory water conservation regulation goes into effect

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: “On July 29, 2014, an emergency regulation to increase conservation practices for all Californians went into effect.  The new conservation regulation targets outdoor urban water use.  In some areas of the State, 50 percent or more of daily water use is for lawns and outdoor landscaping. This regulation …

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    Jul 29 2014

    Metropolitan’s Bay-Delta Committee hears on update on the State Water Board’s actions in the Delta … are illegal diversions occurring?

    At the July 22 meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, attorney Becky Sheehan updated committee members on the State Water Resources Control Board’s activities as they relate to the Bay Delta. She began with a little history, noting that this extremely dry year was preceded by two very dry years.  Earlier …

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    Jul 29 2014

    Blog round-up: Restoring salmon runs in the Sac Valley, water for the environment, groundwater and more, plus 5 things that hippies get wrong about water

    Restoring salmon runs in the Sacramento Valley: Time for action!  David Guy writes:  “For the past several decades, leaders in the Sacramento Valley have been developing innovative partnerships and projects to improve salmon, while assuring reliable water supplies for farms, birds, cities and rural communities. These efforts have significantly improved the migratory corridors and habitat …

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    Jul 29 2014

    News Worth Noting: Congressional Research Service report on federal drought legislation; Settlement will prevent sewage discharges into SF Bay, Lower American River salmonid habitat project to begin, Restore the Delta experts criticize BDCP, Owens Valley Committee on Lower Owens River summit

    Congressional Research Service: Federal Response to Drought in California: An Analysis of S. 2198 and H.R. 3964: ” … This report discusses the similarities and differences between two bills that have been passed by their respective chambers: H.R. 3964, which passed the House on February 5, 2014; and S. 2198, which passed the Senate on …

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    Jul 28 2014

    This just in … Restore the Delta holds media call regarding close of public comment period for BDCP; Call for new draft EIR; say funding, public outreach, alternatives, science all flawed

    Earlier this morning, Restore the Delta held a media call regarding the close of the comment period for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.  On the call today, economist Dr. Jeff Michael from the University of Pacific; Alex Aliferis, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association; Bob Wright, Senior Counsel for the Friends of River; …

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    Jul 28 2014

    Daily Digest: Fines work best for realizing water conservation, Officials admit they have incomplete water usage data, Jay Famiglietti on how the West was lost, and more news and commentary …

    Top stories today:  Fines work best for realizing water conservation, Officials admit they have incomplete water usage data, canvassing fairgoers about the drought, Drought fight brings incentives and enforcement, El Nino: The Pacific’s wayward child, Jay Famiglietti on how the West was lost, and states and cities are getting creative about conservation, plus the legislature must …

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    Jul 28 2014

    BDCP vs. local water supply alternatives: Dr. David Sunding reviews the alternative supply analysis for Metropolitan’s Bay-Delta committee

    At the July 22nd Metropolitan Water District meeting of the Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Dr. David Sunding of the Brattle Group gave a presentation detailing how much it would cost to implement local water supply projects rather than the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP).  He began by saying that today’s presentation would be a …

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    Jul 28 2014

    Bay Delta Conservation Plan public comment period scheduled to close tomorrow

    Just a reminder, after over seven months, the public comment period for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the environmental documents, and the Implementing Agreement will close tomorrow. Comments on all documents must be received electronically or postmarked on or before July 29, 2014. For more information on how to submit comments, click here. Maven’s Notebook has …

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    Jul 28 2014

    Calendar notes: Wednesday events highlight earthquakes, groundwater

    If you are in Sacramento on Wednesday, take note.  There are a number of things happening that might be of interest to you: Brown Bag Seminar:Know the ISB: Earthquakes and peat on shores that bob up and down: This is the first installment in a new seminar series titled ‘Know the ISB’. These seminars intend …

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    Jul 28 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for July 28, 2014

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 203 total views, 5 views today

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    Jul 27 2014

    What’s on the calendar this week and beyond …

    Time to open up those calendars and note any of these events that are of interest to you … Coming up this week … Brown Bag Seminar: Delta Landscape Metrics: Creating a Spatial Framework to Inform Restoration Planning: On Monday, July 28 from 12 noon to 1 pm, Robin Grossinger, Senior Scientist at the San …

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    Jul 27 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: California tries to measure water use as drought worsens, State agencies can’t say if they are meeting drought goal, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins on the water bond, and more news and commentary

    Today’s top stories: California tries to measure water use as drought worsens, State agencies can’t say if they are meeting drought goal, lessons from the drought of 1976, new website dedicated to drought coverage, farmers drilling deeper for water, farmers brainstorming on water, new report warns there are no groundwater refills after underground layers collapse, …

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    Jul 26 2014

    News Worth Noting: New Delta Conservancy Board Chair selected, BDCP a necessary investment say business leaders, City of Glendale fined for underground storage tank violations, Folsom Dam spillway

    New Delta Conservancy Board Chair selected:  “Jim Provenza, Yolo County supervisor, was selected as the chair of the Conservancy Board on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Supervisor Provenza has been a board member since its inception in June 2010 and replaces two-term  Chair Ken Vogel, San Joaquin County Supervisor. Dan Taylor, an Assembly appointee, was selected as …

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    Jul 25 2014

    Daily Digest: Senator Wolk says of SB848: “It’s all about control”, drought shaming water wasters, and in the Colorado River Basin, groundwater is disappearing much faster than Lake Mead, plus more news and commentary

    Top stories today: Senator Wolk says of SB848: “It’s all about control”; State water bond talks to resume on Friday with Wolk at the helm; Friends of the River accuses BDCP backers of suppression of free speech, drought shaming water wasters, USDA to provide $9.7 million for rural water systems, and in the Colorado River …

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