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    Sep 02 2014

    Daily Digest: More trees means less runoff, drought adding stress in the forest, tech and non-tech solutions for drought, and more …

    In California water news today, more trees means less water for California’s mountain rivers, drought adding stress in the forest, drought forcing big changes among California growers, how tech is playing its part to alleviate the California drought, inventor says he has the desalination solution, some businesses apply a dab of green to brown lawns, …

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    Sep 02 2014

    Blog round-up: Turn on the pumps to save the smelt … ?, the BDCP, water pirates, water bond and more …

    Turn on the pumps to save the smelt, say Families Protecting the Valley:  They write: “We’ve never been fans of environmental science when it comes to the Delta Smelt.  Sure, the enviros have used their sloppy science to take water from farmers in the Valley, but they’ve never been able to defend their sloppy science …

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    Sep 02 2014

    News Worth Noting, legislative edition: Enviro groups and legislators respond to accomplishments (and not) of the legislative session

    California Legislators’ Inconsistent Response to Plastic Pollution: “Yesterday, the California Legislature failed by one vote to enact AB 1699 (Bloom) a ban on the use of plastic microbeads in personal care products. Meanwhile, SB 270 (Padilla) passed making California the second state in the nation to ban single use plastic grocery bags. According to Miriam …

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    Sep 02 2014

    News Worth Noting: Army Corps practices for Delta flood emergency, multiple agencies eradicate marijuana on Tule River reservation, NASA surveys Napa quake, San Joaquin River Restoration Program to Work with Central California Irrigation District on Seepage Projects, AquaPedia looking for case studies on water conflicts

    Army Corps practices for Delta flood emergency:  “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District employees and emergency operations personnel conducted a small-scale flood emergency response exercise in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta near Walnut Grove, California, Aug. 27, 2014. The exercise provided the district an opportunity to evaluate current emergency response plans and capabilities and …

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    Sep 02 2014

    California Weather Blog: California’s drought very unlikely to improve in short term; thoughts about the upcoming winter rainy season

    From the California Weather Blog: “The weather in California has been relatively uneventful over the past few weeks. Periodic thunderstorm activity has continued to affect mainly inland desert and mountain areas, mostly in the southern part of the state. Hurricane Marie–once a formidable category five storm in the eastern Pacific ocean–brought pretty clouds (but also damaging …

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    Sep 01 2014

    Daily Digest, Labor Day edition: Salmon cannons, water jet packs, groundwater rules, big dams, betting on El Nino and more …

    Happy Labor Day!  In California water news today, introducing the salmon cannon, Butte County official says new groundwater rules are biggest change to water law in our lifetime, why doesn’t California build big dams anymore, why El Nino is never a good bet, desperately dry California tries to curb private drilling for groundwater, Salton Sea …

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    Sep 01 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for September 1, 2014

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 400 total views, 150 views today

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    Sep 01 2014

    Jay Famiglietti at TEDx: Can We End the Global Water Crisis?

    In May of 2013, Jay Famiglietti, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, and Founding Director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, gave a speech at Tedx event on ending the global water crisis.  Here’s a transcript of what he said: Can we end the global water crisis? I’ve some good news for …

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    Aug 31 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: Groundwater legislation heads to the Governor’s desk, conservation conundrum: water use varies across the state, the drought, the water bond, the BDCP and more …

    In California water news today … Lawmakers approve landmark groundwater legislation as it heads to the Governor’s desk, bipartisanship rules this year in Sacramento, Water bond receives mixed reviews in the Delta, Nottoli speaks to supporters in fight against tunnels, conservation conundrum: water use varies across California, race to save a drought-threatened species of salmon, …

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    Aug 30 2014

    Reactions: Legislators and organizations respond to the passage of groundwater legislation

    Here’s what organizations and legislators are saying about the passage of groundwater legislation, which now awaits the Governor’s signature, listed in alphabetical order: From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA): ACWA Applauds Passage of Groundwater Legislation The statewide Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) hailed final passage today of historic groundwater sustainability legislation in …

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    Aug 29 2014

    This just in … Bill package to protect groundwater supplies passes California Assembly

    From the office of Senator Fran Pavley: “Today, the California Assembly passed a bill package by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and Assemblymember Dickinson to sustainably manage California’s groundwater for the first time. The three bill package including SB 1168 (Pavley), SB 1319 (Pavley) and AB 1739 (Dickinson) would initiate groundwater sustainability planning and programs …

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    Aug 29 2014

    Daily Digest: EPA says proposed Delta tunnels would harm environment, water theft from hydrants suspected in Lemoore, drought may drag on – El Nino or no, how big data helps solve the drought and more, plus will Assembly pass groundwater legislation … ?

    In California water news today … EPA says proposed Delta tunnels would harm environment, Water theft from hydrants suspected in Lemoore, underground water war, drought may drag on – El Nino or no, how big data helps solve the drought, groups shun Hetch Hetchy lawsuit despite their own concerns, fracking may endanger groundwater, California Senate …

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    Aug 29 2014

    News Worth Noting: Wildlife Conservation Board funds projects, Siskiyou County seeks high court review of groundwater decision, City of San Jose issues emergency drought declaration, another buyer for Cadiz water, San Diego supports water bond

    Wildlife Conservation Board funds environmental improvement and acquisition projects:  “At its Aug. 28 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $30 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 29 funded projects will provide benefits to fish and wildlife – including some endangered species …

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    Aug 29 2014

    Reactions: Tunnel opponents and legislators respond to BDCP delay, EPA comments

    From the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance: BDCP on Life Support; Prognosis Poor: Delay unlikely to enable BDCP to recover from congenital terminal illness: “The controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) that proposes to construct two 35-mile long tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to divert Sacramento River water to agricultural plantations in the deserts of …

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    Aug 29 2014

    Early morning news flash: EPA says Bay Delta Conservation Plan could violate federal law

    Today’s top story in the Sacramento Bee: EPA says California’s Delta water tunnel project could violate federal law:  “The pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed in the Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment …

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