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    Jul 24 2014

    Daily Digest: PPIC poll finds Californians back smaller water bond, drought becomes top environmental priority for Californians, Major California reservoirs below 50% capacity as drought wears on, NASA images show drought turniing state brown and more …

    In the news today, PPIC poll finds Californians back smaller water bond, drought becomes top environmental priority for Californians, survey says it’s the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, why the California drought affects everyone, California sees jump in brush fires, NASA images show drought turning the state brown, and property taxes can be hiked for BDCP without …

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    Jul 24 2014

    News Worth Noting: Legal analysis of federal court decision denying challenge to water transfers, updated urban water survey data, Integrated Water Management 2013 Annual Report

    Legal Analysis:  Federal District Court Denies Environmental Groups’ NEPA Challenge to Summer 2014 Delta Water Transfers: “On July 11, 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a ruling denying a motion for preliminary injunction seeking to bar the United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) from approving or carrying out …

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    Jul 24 2014

    Science news and reports: Putting a price tag on nature, big data to guide conservation efforts, water governance and the sustainability wheel, and more …

    Putting a Price Tag on Nature: Part 2: “In our last Fish Report, we discussed a new approach to conservation that highlights the benefits of natural resources by calculating their economic value. Millions of dollars are spent each year on fisheries monitoring programs along the West Coast of the U.S. It is critical to monitor …

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    Jul 24 2014

    California Water Blog: Reconciling ecosystem and economy

    From yours truly at the California Water Blog: “A growing number of ecologists say we need to rethink how we go about “saving nature.” We should not attempt to restore a wounded meadow, estuary or wetland to some legendary pristine state, they say. Instead, resource managers should accept that human footprints are everywhere and manage …

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    Jul 23 2014

    Latest PPIC poll on Californians and the environment: 75% say residents should be required to cut water use; 51% of likely voters back $11.1 billion water bond, and more …

    From the Public Policy Institute of California: How concerned are Californians about climate change and its effects? What do they think about state efforts to mitigate global warming, regulate greenhouse emissions, and address water needs?  The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has just released the results of its latest survey based on a telephone …

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    Jul 23 2014

    Daily Digest: Property taxes could pay for tunnel project without public vote, NorCal town asks for water to be trucked in, and more

    In the news today, property taxes could pay for tunnel project without public vote, Northern California town asks for water to be trucked in, brown lawns can’t draw penalties from HOA’s under new law, ACWA members report outdoor restrictions already in place in many areas, drought to affect energy costs this year and next, fish …

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    Jul 23 2014

    California Water Commission hears a brief update about organizational changes at DWR regarding the BDCP

    At the July 16th meeting of the California Water Commission, the Deputy Director of the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Laura King Moon gave a brief update about organizational changes they are making at DWR in anticipation of completion of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). Laura King Moon began by reminding that BDCP is …

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    Jul 23 2014

    News Worth Noting: New PPIC fact sheet on water use, updated fact sheet on emergency water conservation regulations, enviro docs for Placer County-Westlands transfer, EIR certified for controversial geothermal project, Martis Creek Lake reopens

    New PPIC Fact Sheet on water use:  “The current drought is exposing major challenges across all sectors of the state’s water use—environmental, agricultural, and urban. This fact sheet outlines how California’s water is allocated, clarifying a complex system in which water is used—and reused—throughout the state.”  Read the fact sheet here:  Water Use in California …

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    Jul 22 2014

    Daily Digest: Shrinking water supply has geologists worried about sinking Central Valley, California was hotter than ever during first half of 2014, an unlikely drought impact: Refined California surf and more

    Top news stories today: Shrinking water supply has geologists worried about sinking Central Valley, California was hotter than ever during first half of 2014, An unlikely drought impact:  Refined California surf, State in severe danger of lightning-caused wildfires, California taxpayers may be stuck with BDCP costs, says critic, Climate scientists have a beef with beef, …

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    Jul 22 2014

    NOAA and CDFW release federal recovery plan for salmon and steelhead

    From the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and NOAA: NOAA Fisheries and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today jointly released two plans to restore populations of salmon and steelhead in California’s Central Valley: NOAA Fisheries’ Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan and CDFW’s Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) Conservation Strategy. The two …

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    Jul 22 2014

    Blog round-up: Groundwater and the public trust doctrine, California style; why the response to drought has been so weak, our thirsty lawns, and more …

    Groundwater and the public trust doctrine, California style: Holly Doremus writes:”If you follow California water law or environmental law, you probably have been aware that the Environmental Law Foundation has been pursuing a public trust claim based on groundwater pumping that affects the Scott River. Last week they gained a victory at the trial court …

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    Jul 22 2014

    News Worth Noting: C-WIN says taxpayers & ratepayers on hook for BDCP, meetings on proposed low-flow closure of Russian River, Santa Cruz pot grow busted

    C-WIN: California Department of Water Resources Running Out of Funds for BDCP: Taxpayers & Ratepayers on the Hook: “Even as it continues to promote the ruinously expensive, environmentally destructive and ultimately unworkable Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), the California Department of Water Resources has failed to collect $125 million for ongoing operations owed by water …

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    Jul 21 2014

    Daily Digest: Water calamity on the west side San Joaquin Valley may be unfolding, new water waste penalty also applies to government but who will enforce it?, drought fuels unusual mountain events and more …

    In the news today, west side San Joaquin Valley water calamity may be unfolding, new water waste penalty also applies to government but who will enforce it?, enforcement varies around the state, drought fuels unusual mountain events, and more news and commentary … In the news today … West side San Joaquin Valley water calamity …

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    Jul 21 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for July 21, 2014

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 333 total views, 2 views today

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    Jul 21 2014

    News Worth Noting: USDA Provides Aid to 73,000 Rural Californians Impacted by Drought, Delta Protection Commission newsletter, public workshops for 4th climate assessment, enviro docs for refuge pumping costs reimbursements

    USDA Provides Aid to 73,000 Rural Californians Impacted by Drought:  “Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA is providing $9.7 million in emergency water assistance to 73,000 residents in 11 California counties experiencing the driest year on record.  “This drought is devastating those who live, work and raise their families in much of rural California,” …

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