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    The Switzerland of California water.

    Maven

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    Date registered: December 7, 2012

    Latest posts

    1. This just in … Merced Irrigation District receives conditonal approval on Temporary Urgency Change Petitions — April 24, 2014
    2. Daily Digest, early edition: A plan to run the California Aqueduct backwards, a Stanislaus River water war, and more, plus Texas town to go to direct potable reuse and snow in the forecast … — April 24, 2014
    3. News Worth Noting: Scoping meeting for San Joaquin Valley recycled water project, climate change research, PR campaign against San Diego — April 24, 2014
    4. Science news and reports: Rethinking ‘natural’ habitat, drones as a water-saving tool, pot farms a buzz kill for salmon, and more … — April 24, 2014
    5. Daily Digest, early edition: EBMUD fires up Freeport project, strawberry production stays brisk, Rim Fire, Temperance Flat and a groundwater bill, plus snow in the forecast … ! — April 23, 2014

    Most commented posts

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

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    Apr 24 2014

    This just in … Merced Irrigation District receives conditonal approval on Temporary Urgency Change Petitions

    The Merced Irrigation District has petitioned the State Water Resources Control Board and has received conditional approvals for Temporary Urgency Change Petitions that would allow the transfer of up to 5,000 acre-feet of water for instream flow dedication, with the eventual use of that water within the San Luis Water District and/or the Santa Clara …

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    Apr 24 2014

    Daily Digest, early edition: A plan to run the California Aqueduct backwards, a Stanislaus River water war, and more, plus Texas town to go to direct potable reuse and snow in the forecast …

    Desperation during drought: A plan to run the California Aqueduct backwards; Water war on the horizon: State threatens to cut off SSJID water to protect fish; Cal State University playing a critical role in water conservation; Report indicates the drought is impacting air quality; Blending contaminated SF groundwater with Hetch Hetchy supply makes it safe …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://mavensnotebook.com/2014/04/24/daily-digest-early-edition-a-plan-to-run-the-california-aqueduct-backwards-a-stanislaus-river-water-war-and-more-plus-texas-town-to-go-to-direct-potable-reuse-and-snow-in-the-forecast/

    Apr 24 2014

    News Worth Noting: Scoping meeting for San Joaquin Valley recycled water project, climate change research, PR campaign against San Diego

    Public scoping meeting scheduled on proposed North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program: “The Bureau of Reclamation is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report to evaluate the proposed North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program as a regional solution to address water supply shortages within Del Puerto Water District’s service area, on the west side of …

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    Apr 24 2014

    Science news and reports: Rethinking ‘natural’ habitat, drones as a water-saving tool, pot farms a buzz kill for salmon, and more …

    Welcome to Thursday’s Science News.  The “By the Numbers” report is being presented at today’s meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council.  Let’s start with some upcoming science events to mark on your calendars: You’re invited to help set the Interim Science Action Agenda:  Join the Delta Science Program in building the Delta Science Community. On …

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    Apr 23 2014

    Daily Digest, early edition: EBMUD fires up Freeport project, strawberry production stays brisk, Rim Fire, Temperance Flat and a groundwater bill, plus snow in the forecast … !

    EBMUD fires up the Freeport project for the first time; Spring storms yield modest rise in water supplies; Drought hits California farmers hard; consumers may be next; Strawberry production stays brisk despite drought; Trucking of salmon continues; Rim Fire losses must be salvaged quickly, coalition warns; Temperance Flat dam not economically justified, says study; Senate …

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    Apr 23 2014

    Success in the Delta through collaboration and coordination: The California Water Quality Monitoring Council, the Yolo Bypass Foundation, and the Cosumnes River Preserve

    The theme of successful collaborations in the Delta continued with the last agenda item of the March meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council. “This is the third presentation you’re going to hear that is built around the theme of how do you successfully do collaboration;  whether it is legislatively mandated, court ordered, it is built …

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    Apr 23 2014

    News Worth Noting: $4M to help economically disadvantaged communities, $5M for the SF Bay projects, one less water bond … or not … , a bill to pay outstanding DFW debt to counties, historic Klamath Agreement signed, legal analysis of “waters of the US”

    State Water Board approves $4 Million in funds for interim replacement drinking water for economically disadvantaged communities:  “Today, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) approved $4 million in funding to provide interim replacement drinking water for economically disadvantaged communities with contaminated water supplies.  The funding became available through flexibility allowed in recently-signed …

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    Apr 22 2014

    Daily Digest: Fields and farm jobs dry up, optimism in the water debate, court ruling may change water contracts and more …

    Fields and farm jobs dry up with California’s worsening drought; Water debate leading somewhere unexpected: optimism; Court ruling may change water contracts approved a decade ago; California edging closer to groundwater regulation; Get control of your sprinklers; Flows to increase in the American River; Lodi water supply to be cut as East Bay Municipal Utility …

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    Apr 22 2014

    Getting things done in the Delta: The Coalition to Support Delta Projects updates the Delta Stewardship Council on their progress

    The Coalition to Support Delta Projects is a diverse group of prominent water stakeholders that came together early in 2012 to explore near-term Delta projects that were widely supported and that would not prejudice the outcome of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan or the Delta Plan.  In August of 2012, the Coalition Delta Stewardship Council …

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    Apr 22 2014

    Bloggers on groundwater management: One size fits all? Or a politically created emergency? Plus bloggers on Feinstein’s bill, ag use, fracking, and more …

    It’s the Tuesday blog round-up, and as usual, everybody has plenty to say … On the Public Record on groundwater management: One size fits all?  Or just different pairs of pants?  On the Public Record responds to those who talk of “one-size-fits-all” groundwater management as a would-be disaster:  “I heard this a lot when advocates …

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    Apr 22 2014

    News Worth Noting: Reclamation increases flows in American River, California Water Foundation releases report on subsidence, salmon smolts on the road again, South Mesa says drinking water being sold in recycled pipelines, EPA directs San Bernardino County mine to correct violations

    Reclamation increases flows in the American River: “On Monday, April 21, the Bureau of Reclamation will increase releases from Nimbus Dam into the lower American River from 500 cubic feet per second to 1,500 cfs for three days. On Thursday, April 24, flows will be ramped down by 250 cfs increments to reach 800 cfs …

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    Apr 21 2014

    This just in … New webpage from the State Water Board details potential for curtailment of water rights by watershed

    From the State Water Board: “The State Water Board has updated its Drought Website to include information about the potential for curtailment of water rights in specific watersheds.  The information should help those using these water sources to more accurately forecast this year’s supply. The curtailment analyses shown on the website graph projected water supplies …

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    Apr 21 2014

    Daily Digest: Water bond moves to the back burner for now, stretched water district cuts off growers to ensure supply for homes, and more …

    Water bond moves to the back burner for now; In drought dilemma, stretched water district cuts off growers to ensure supply for homes; Sacramento River farmers negotiate water release timing for increased supply; California’s thirsting farmland; Troubled Central Basin Water District may lose insurance coverage; Drought – and neighbors – press Las Vegas to conserve …

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    Apr 21 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for April 21, 2014

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    Apr 21 2014

    California Weather Blog: Some late-season precipitation headed for California; Evolution toward El Niño continues

    From the California Weather Blog: “Warm and dry conditions have been the rule across California over the past two weeks, with the exception of a few high-mountain springtime thunderstorms fueled by weak atmospheric disturbances and moisture from melting of the meager Sierra Nevada snowpack. Sierra snow water equivalent is at record or near-record low levels. (DWR) The recent rate of …

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