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    Maven

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    Date registered: December 7, 2012

    Latest posts

    1. This just in … Article to note: Court of Appeals rules in environmentalists favor over water contracts — April 16, 2014
    2. Daily Digest: Field poll shows split in drought responses, recreation declining oin Delta, drought plan omits water for agriculture, and more — April 16, 2014
    3. News Worth Noting: Report highlights technological solutions for water problems, Restore the Delta asks where’s the BDCP’s Implementation Agreement, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association expresses concerns, Jerry Meral’s water bond, and more — April 16, 2014
    4. No Daily Digest today … — April 15, 2014
    5. The Delta Stewardship Council hears an update on the Collaborative Science and Adaptive Management Program (CSAMP) — April 15, 2014

    Most commented posts

    1. Guest blogger: Worried about the drought? Let farmers buy and sell water — 26 comments
    2. Radio show transcript: Jerry Meral and Jonas Minton discuss the Bay Delta Conservation Plan — 7 comments
    3. Website news: A new day for Maven and for Maven’s Notebook! — 7 comments
    4. Maven’s Minutes from the July 17 BDCP Public Meeting: Project costs, financing, and economic benefits — 7 comments
    5. Guest blogger: Rebuttal to yesterday’s media call: Opportunities Lost — 6 comments

    Author's posts listings

    Apr 16 2014

    This just in … Article to note: Court of Appeals rules in environmentalists favor over water contracts

    From the Modesto Bee: “An appeals court said Wednesday that federal officials should have consulted wildlife agencies about potential harm to a tiny, threatened fish before issuing contracts for water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that the U.S. Bureau of …

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    Apr 16 2014

    Daily Digest: Field poll shows split in drought responses, recreation declining oin Delta, drought plan omits water for agriculture, and more

    Field Poll: Drought responses split California; Delta livelihoods take hit as recreation declines; UC President tours Valley to see drought’s impact; Drought slows agricultural research efforts; Drought plan omits water for agriculture; Salmon fishing seasons recommended; A new political voice for the Delta?; California to set chromium limit for drinking water supplies and more On …

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    Apr 16 2014

    News Worth Noting: Report highlights technological solutions for water problems, Restore the Delta asks where’s the BDCP’s Implementation Agreement, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association expresses concerns, Jerry Meral’s water bond, and more

    Report highlights innovative technological solutions for California’s water problems: “A report from the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) released today envisions a path toward a sustainable water future for California achieved through a system management approach utilizing innovations in science, technology and management.  Such an approach would rely on currently available and new …

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    Apr 15 2014

    No Daily Digest today …

    Sorry folks, but due to some challenges at the airport, there isn’t a Daily a Digest today, so look for an extra special edition tomorrow! 112 total views, 1 views today

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    Apr 15 2014

    The Delta Stewardship Council hears an update on the Collaborative Science and Adaptive Management Program (CSAMP)

    At the March meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the co-chairs of the Collaborative Adaptive Management Team (CAMT),  Dr. Valerie Connor with the State and Federal Contractors Water Agency and Leo Winternitz with GEI Consultants gave an update on the Collaborative Science and Adaptive Management Process (CSAMP). Reiner Hoenicke, Deputy Executive Director for the Science …

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    Apr 15 2014

    Bloggers on modernizing water management, dam operations, water in restaurants and water for lawns, plus Northstate groundwater, Dianne Fienstein and much more …

    No drought of blog commentary today … Drought’s No. 1 lesson: Modernize water management: The California Water Blog writes: “This year’s drought is testing how well California manages water during severe dry periods.  As we head into spring and the major irrigation season, rainfall totals, snowpack, reservoir storage and groundwater levels are all low. Although most …

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    Apr 14 2014

    Daily Digest: State looking to recycled water to ease drought concerns; if El Nino comes this year, it could be a monster; State Water Board’s D’Adamo on groundwater and more

    California looking to recycled water to ease drought concerns; If El Niño comes this year, it could be a monster; State Water Board’s DeeDee D’Adamo shares views about the region’s groundwater concerns; State officials detail drought grants; Merced Irrigation District working with state to lower minimum pool at Lake McClure; Fresno State’s water conservation plan …

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    Apr 14 2014

    Tentative agreement reached on State Water Project contract renewals

    The Department of Water Resources and the State Water Contractors have reached a draft tentative agreement on a package of amendments to the State Water Project contracts that will extend the contracts to 2085, among other provisions.  At the April 8 meeting of the Metropolitan Water District’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee, Water Resources Management …

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    Apr 14 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for March 14, 2014

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 323 total views, no views today

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    Apr 14 2014

    Secretary Karen Ross gives an update on the drought and the impacts to California agriculture

    Karen Ross, Secretary of the Department of Food and Agriculture, gave an update on the drought during her testimony at an Assembly budget subcommittee last week where she detailed the impacts the drought is having on agriculture. Ms. Ross began by emphasizing the collaboration between the state and federal agencies with regards to how the …

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    Apr 14 2014

    What’s on the calendar this week and beyond …

    Time to open up those calendars and note any of these events that might interest you: On the calendar for this week … Brown Bag Seminar Series: The Delta Carbon Cycle: Quantify, Manage and Trade (Sacramento): This series of seminars continues on Monday, April 14 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm with part 3, Remote Sensing Wetland …

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    Apr 13 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: Drought spawns well drilling boom, plus Los Vaqueros Reservoir expansion, the water bond, drought’s impacts to wetlands and more …

    Drought spawns well drilling boom; Federal bill calls for Los Vaqueros reservoir to be tripled in size; No water for ag despite storms; Clock ticks as Sacramento lawmakers fight over water bond proposals; Drought hits Central Valley wetlands hard … but mosquitoes, not so much; Drought’s impact on bugs may hurt Central Valley’s bats; Byron …

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    Apr 13 2014

    The Sunday Best: Last week’s most popular posts and out-clicks

    Here they are, the most popular items on the Notebook last week: Last week’s most popular posts San Diego County Water Authority workshop focuses on the governance of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water oversight hearing on groundwater, part 1: Professor Richard Frank on California’s groundwater laws Drought Operations …

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    Apr 12 2014

    News Worth Noting: Army Corps proposes 90-acre Delta restoration project, flows to increase in Stanislaus River, drought impacts in Sacramento Valley, LA increases use of recycled water

    Army Corps study proposes 90-acre Delta ecosystem restoration project:  “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District today released a draft study report recommending restoration of 90 acres of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to its natural tidal marsh state.  The proposed project would fill the sunken interior of areas near Antioch, using existing dredge …

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    Apr 11 2014

    Executive Director of the State Water Board approves modifications to Reclamation’s D-1641 San Joaquin River flow requirements now through June

    The Executive Director of the State Water Board has issued an order approving modifications to the Bureau of Reclamation’s D-1641 San Joaquin River flow requirements from now through June of this year in order to provide additional operational flexibility to help improve storage conditions in New Melones Reservoir, improve water temperatures needed for aquatic resources …

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