Coming up this week …
- Los Angeles Public Meeting on Monday, August 25 to Discuss Groundwater Monitoring in Areas of Oil and Gas Production: “On August 25, The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will host a public stakeholder meeting to develop groundwater monitoring model criteria in Los Angeles to evaluate if ongoing well stimulation activities (such as hydraulic fracturing or fracking) are impacting groundwater resources. The meeting will allow input from public stakeholders as required by Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) (statutes of 2013). SB 4 governs well stimulations and requires the State Water Board to establish rules and standards for groundwater monitoring. This model criteria is intended to ensure regulators, local health officials and the public have representative monitoring data to better identify if a groundwater has been impacted. ... ” More information here: Los Angeles Public Meeting Set August 25 to Discuss Groundwater Monitoring in Areas of Oil and Gas Production
- Brown Bag Seminar: Climate, Drought, and Change: On Monday, August 25, join Michael Anderson – State Climatologist, Department of Water Resources for a Brown Bag Seminar from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. California possesses a uniquely variable Mediterranean climate that relies on a few big winter storms to build a snowpack that provides spring runoff to the Delta watershed. Over the past three water years, fewer storms than expected have hit the state leading to severe drought conditions with some record-setting characteristics. This seminar will examine the meteorology and hydrology of the past three water years and place current conditions within the context of observed decadal variation and longer historical climate records. Click here for more information.
- Your role in implementing the Delta Plan: In 2009 the Legislature created the Delta Stewardship Council and required it to develop a long-term sustainable management plan for the Delta. Completed in
2013, the Delta Plan has 14 regulatory policies and state and local plans, programs and projects in the Delta must be consistent with those policies. In this workshop, scheduled for 4pm on Tuesday, August 26th in Clarksburg, we will discuss what the Legislature required, what the Delta Plan does, and how you can help ensure that Delta projects are consistent with the Delta Plan Click here for more information.
- The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on Thursday, August 28. The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) will meet August 28 at the Big Break Visitor Center, 69 Big Break Road in Oakley. A Council tour of the Antioch
Dunes and Dutch Slough precedes the meeting. The public may join the Council members at the various locations; however, transportation and food will not be provided. Click here for more information.
- Wetlands Regulation and Monitoring: On Thursday, August 28, learn about the regulation of activities affecting wetlands, permitting for activities in wetlands and wetlands mitigation planning. Gain an overview of federal and state laws and regulations protecting wetlands and other bodies of water, with a special emphasis on Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. From UC Davis Extension. Click here for more information.
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