Author Archives: Maven

Latest PPIC survey finds majority of Californians say global warming contributing to drought, admit they don’t know how much water they should be saving

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From the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC): A solid majority of Californians believe that global warming is already having an impact, and nearly two-thirds of residents say it has contributed to the state’s current drought, according to a statewide survey released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). As Governor Brown and state policymakers seek to further […]

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This just in … Feinstein, Boxer Introduce California Emergency Drought Relief Act

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From the office of Senator Dianne Fienstein: “Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-Calif.) today introduced the California Emergency Drought Relief Act, a bill with both short- and long-term provisions designed to help communities cope with the ongoing drought and combat future droughts. The bill is the product of months of meetings between Senator Feinstein and her staff, federal, […]

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This just in … Reclamation Transmits to Congress Final Report on Proposed Shasta Dam Raise

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From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation transmitted to Congress today the Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation. The report describes the technical, environmental, economic, and financial evaluations prepared to date for alternatives to raise Shasta Dam, located approximately 10 miles northwest of Redding, Calif. The report also identifies next […]

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Daily Digest: Twin tunnels protesters decry “darkened forces of political control'; Businesses worry ballot measure could block funding of big projects; Wyoming wind could save California water; Is SoCal sucking NorCal dry? and plenty more …

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Freshen up your coffee and settle in – today’s Daily Digest is immense …. ! In California water news today, Twin tunnels protesters decry “darkened forces of political control'; Businesses worry ballot measure could block funding of big projects; Wyoming wind could save California water; Is Southern California sucking Northern California dry?; District manager: Drought curtailments meant wasting 100 million […]

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Tidal marshes: Adapting to sea level rise, carbon sequestration

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Dr. Jim Morris on the mechanisms of how tidal marshes keep pace with sea level rise, and Dr. John Callaway with research on carbon sequestration in the San Francisco Bay’s tidal wetlands Back in the late 1800s as the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was being reclaimed for agriculture, a somewhat parallel process was happening to the shoreline of the San Francisco […]

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News Worth Noting: San Joaquin River Restoration Program Seeks Input on Recapturing and Recirculating Restoration Flows; CA Ag Council arms consumers with facts, Fire seasons getting longer and more frequent

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San Joaquin River Restoration Program Seeks Input on Recapturing and Recirculating Restoration Flows: “The Bureau of Reclamation is preparing the Long-term Recapture and Recirculation of Restoration Flows Environmental Impact Statement for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. Reclamation has published a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS to identify a set of alternatives for the recapture and recirculation of […]

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Daily Digest: Takings arguments bubble up as water rights are cut; Native American tribe using traditional methods to combat drought; Mercury’s rise creates competition for water, but July’s record-breaking rainfall may not be over yet, and more …

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In California water news today, Takings arguments bubble up as California cuts water rights; Some farmers along Delta concerned with Governor’s twin tunnels plan; Native American tribe using traditional methods to combat drought; Mercury’s rise creates competition for water; July’s record-breaking rainfall may not be over yet; High-tech new water – next steps for sustainable water solutions in California; California […]

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Projecting inundation in the San Francisco Bay: Sea level and tides

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UC Berkeley’s Dr. Mark Stacey with the latest research on the impacts of sea level rise on the Bay Area and possible responses With sea level projected to rise at least one meter by 2100, possible even more, much needed attention is being paid on how to prepare the San Francisco Bay’s extensive shoreline to adapt to significant amounts of […]

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Blog round-up: Ten realities for managing the Delta, Tunnel economics and seismic risks, paying for subsidence impacts, water markets, pot, alfalfa, El Nino, and more …

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Ten realities for managing the Delta: Peter Moyle writes, “I have been working on Delta fishes for nearly 40 years. Increasingly, I have curmudgeonly thoughts about what is needed to make the ecosystem work better. Here I present these thoughts as “Ten Realities” – statements of the obvious that are often overlooked in public debates about the system.  Reality No. […]

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Daily Digest: Governor’s new tunnels plan to get eight hour airing; Deadly fish parasite found on Klamath River salmon; Santa Ana sucker struggle may reach Supreme Court, and more …

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In California water news today, Governor’s new tunnels plan to get eight hour airing; Deadly fish parasite found on Klamath River salmon; Water and hope run dry for East Porterville woman caught in drought; Funding will help workers hurt by the drought; Struggle to save endangered Santa Ana sucker may reach the Supreme Court; Environmental Advocates Laud Land Conservation Deal […]

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