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    Sep 19 2014

    Daily Digest: Congress keeps California water talks flowing, lawsuit a test for groundwater rights, are water rules easing or aiding drought?, Bureau releasing 23,000 AF for fall fish flows, do tarantulas signal end of drought and more …

    In California water news today, Congress keeps California water talks flowing, lawsuit over dwindling river a test for groundwater rights, are California water rules easing or aiding drought, Bureau releasing 23,000 AF for fall fish flows, Indians dancing against Shasta Dam raise, ‘Brown is beautiful landscaping bill signed by the Governor, does a tarantula boom …

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    Sep 19 2014

    News Worth Noting: Study finds water metering effective, Sacramento continues impressive water use reductions, deep water ship channel dredging, firm fined for polluting SF Bay, House Committee passess water storage bills

    New Study Finds Water Metering is Essential to Effective Water Management During Drought, Particularly at the Local Level: “The new “Need to Know” factsheet Metering in California  finds water meters an essential element of effective water management, particularly during the drought.  As more Californians take a closer look at the use and management of water …

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    Sep 18 2014

    Daily Digest: State dodges power crisis this summer despite heat & drought; landscape expert says CalTrans water-saving projects could harm trees; Klamath salmon returning in big numbers, more water released, and more water news

    In California water news today, the state dodges power crisis this summer despite heat & drought; landscape expert says CalTrans water-saving projects could harm trees; Klamath salmon returning in big numbers, more water released;In a central California town, the answer to the question, do you have water, is no; Why fewer acres have burned this …

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    Sep 18 2014

    News Worth Noting: Delta Dialogues Phase II Report, CDFW seeks public comment on wetland restoration program, landscape symposia report, cleaning up Maywood water, data sharing in natural resource and infrastructure projects

    Delta Dialogues Phase II Report now available:  The Delta Dialogues is a Delta Conservancy project with the goal of developing relationships and shared understanding among Delta stakeholders, many of whom had often battled each other in public meetings and in the courts.  “The Delta Dialogues offer an alternative to the typical ways of discussing the …

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    Sep 18 2014

    Science news and reports: Streamgages measure drought and earthquake impacts on water; Ocean Beach’s sand supply, gravel replenishment program in Nimbus Basin, CDFW seeking research projects on predation, and more science news …

    In science news this week, USGS streamgages measure drought and earthquake impacts on water; Ocean Beach’s sand supply dries up, leaving plovers squeezed; Gravel replenishment program in Nimbus Basin continues successful run; CDFW seeking research projects on watershed predation of threatened and endangered species; CDFW seeks public comment on wetland restoration program; native vegetation makes …

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    Sep 18 2014

    Help clean up Delta waterways this Saturday!

    The Delta Conservancy and the Delta Protection Commission are sponsoring a Delta waterways clean up on Saturday, September 20th, from 9AM to 12PM. The event is part of Coastal Clean Up day, the largest annual event that brings people together statewide to pick up trash and debris from our waterways, with hundreds of thousands of …

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    Sep 17 2014

    Daily Digest: Governor Brown signs historic groundwater management legislation but lawsuits could bog down new groundwater law; Water rights decision has 9th Circuit Court flummoxed, more water for the Klamath, and more news and commentary …

    In California water news today, Governor Brown signs historic groundwater management legislation, but lawsuits could bog down new groundwater law; Water rights decision has 9th Circuit Court flummoxed, Feds release emergency water to Trinity and lower Klamath rivers after deadly parasite found in fish, the town of Weed a snapshot of challenges facing firefighters, Drought …

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    Sep 17 2014

    Groundwater and surface water interactions under water shortage

    The exceptionally dry conditions along with the recent passage of groundwater legislation has focused the state’s attention on its groundwater resources.  In this presentation, Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions Under Water Shortage, Thomas Harter, faculty and cooperative extension specialist with UC Davis, gives an overview of groundwater and how groundwater works, where groundwater is in …

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    Sep 16 2014

    This just in … Reclamation Releases Additional Water to Address Fish Health in Lower Klamath River

    From the Bureau of Reclamation: In response to the discovery of a parasite infection in Chinook salmon in the lower Klamath River, the Bureau of Reclamation began today to release additional water from Trinity Reservoir. On Monday, Sept. 15, scientists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Fish Health Center captured and examined 20 fish …

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    Sep 16 2014

    Legislators and interest groups respond to Governor Brown’s signing of groundwater legislation

    Legislators and interest groups are responding to Governor Brown’s signing of groundwater legislation today. (Click here for the governor’s press release.) Here’s what they had to say, listed in alphabetical order: Note:  I will continue to add to this post as I find other reactions, so do check back later – there will probably be …

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    Sep 16 2014

    This just in … Governor signs groundwater legislation

    From the Office of the Governor: Putting California communities on a path to become more resilient to water shortages, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed historic legislation to strengthen local management and monitoring of groundwater basins most critical to the state’s water needs. “We have to learn to manage wisely water, energy, land and …

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    Sep 16 2014

    Daily Digest: Governor Brown’s tunnel plan gets bashed in Washington, Governor to sign groundwater bill today, tribes protest plan to raise dam, and more news, plus a video flyover of Lake Oroville

    In California water news today, Governor Brown’s tunnel plan gets bashed in Washington, Governor to sign groundwater bill today, tribes protest plan to raise dam, Plumas County gets more water in talks with DWR, Marijuana farmer says he has solved California drought, California State Parks parched by drought, drought threatens sushi, Company proposes a better …

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    Sep 16 2014

    Blog round-up: Demythologizing the Drought ‘Demythologizers’, San Joaquin River restoration, virtual hiking Tuolumne Meadows, war dances, groundwater, Sites Reservoir and more …

    Demythologizing California’s Drought ‘Demythologizers’: Wayne Lusvardi writes: “Recently, the Washington Post published “Five Myths About California’s Drought” by Richard Howlitt and Jay Lund, two professors at the University of California at Davis as part of its weekly “five myths feature” challenging everything you think you know. Howlitt and Lund wield the sword of “myth” against …

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    Sep 15 2014

    Daily Digest: Why more trees in the Sierra mean less water, State poised to restrict groundwater pumping, groundwater bank gets corporate funding, Richard Frank on groundwater legislation and more …

    In California water news today, why more trees in the Sierra mean less water for California, California poised to restrict groundwater pumping, groundwater bank gets corporate funding, Glenn County Supervisor broaches subject of a moratorium on new wells, major manure clean up in northwest Santa Rosa (with video!), Valley and foothill communities using less water, …

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    Sep 15 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for September 15

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 586 total views, 2 views today

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