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    Maven

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    Date registered: December 7, 2012

    Latest posts

    1. This just in … Statement from the California Water Foundation on California Senate Vote to Advance Groundwater Legislation — August 27, 2014
    2. This just in … Court denies injunction to block releases of water for Klamath salmon — August 27, 2014
    3. This just in … Lead Agencies to Publish Partially Recirculated Draft BDCP, EIR/EIS, and Implementing Agreement — August 27, 2014
    4. Daily Digest: Congress running out of time to reach compromise on drought relief legislation; a new water plan for California?, study examines link between earthquake and drought, what CA can learn from Idaho’s water rights review, and more … — August 27, 2014
    5. The importance of upper watershed management to California’s water supply — August 27, 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 — 7 comments

    Author's posts listings

    Aug 27 2014

    This just in … Statement from the California Water Foundation on California Senate Vote to Advance Groundwater Legislation

    The California Water Foundation (CWF) issued the following statement from Executive Director Lester Snow after the California State Senate voted 26-1 to advance AB 1739, which now moves to the Assembly floor for a concurrence vote: “We praise the work of the Senate for their leadership and good sense to advance this bill. Today’s bipartisan …

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    Aug 27 2014

    This just in … Court denies injunction to block releases of water for Klamath salmon

    Judge O’Niell has denied the farmer’s motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction to block releases of water from Lewiston Dam to benefit Klamath River salmon: “The Court concludes that, even though Plaintiffs are likely to (and in all likelihood soon will) succeed on the merits of at least one of their claims …

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    Aug 27 2014

    This just in … Lead Agencies to Publish Partially Recirculated Draft BDCP, EIR/EIS, and Implementing Agreement

    From the Bay Delta Conservation Plan website: “The Department of Water Resources and the other state and federal agencies leading the Bay Delta Conservation Plan will publish a Recirculated Draft BDCP, Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS), and Implementing Agreement (IA) in early 2015. The agencies are currently reviewing the comments received through the public comment period …

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    Aug 27 2014

    Daily Digest: Congress running out of time to reach compromise on drought relief legislation; a new water plan for California?, study examines link between earthquake and drought, what CA can learn from Idaho’s water rights review, and more …

    In the news today, Congress running out of time to reach compromise on drought relief legislation, A new water plan for California?, Study examines link between earthquakes and drought, water districts ask judge to stop Klamath Basin water releases meant to help salmon, bill on water districts takes aim at corruption, parched West can learn …

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    Aug 27 2014

    The importance of upper watershed management to California’s water supply

    With much of the state’s water supply originating in the mountains as precipitation on the forested landscape, the health and management of the upper watersheds are critically important to California’s water quality and water supply. At the August meeting of the California Water Commission, George Gentry with the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, …

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    Aug 27 2014

    News Worth Noting: Water districts call for passage of groundwater legislation, Golden Gate Salmon Associaton statement on Klamath salmon water dispute, Wolk bill to address disadvantaged communities’ infrastructure needs

    Water Districts Across State Call on Passage of Groundwater Legislation: AB 1739 and SB 1168: “Throughout California, water districts and agencies are calling on state legislators to pass meaningful groundwater management legislation this session, specifically AB 1739 (Dickinson) and SB 1168 (Pavley). These two bills are key to ensuring adequate and reliable groundwater supplies. Better …

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    Aug 26 2014

    This just in … San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority & Westlands file for Temporary Restraining Order against releases of water for Klamath salmon

    The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority and the Westlands Water District has filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in U.S. District Court against Reclamation’s release of water for the Klamath salmon. The legal memorandum spells out the details of their case.  All spring and summer, San Joaquin Valley farmers …

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    Aug 26 2014

    Daily Digest: Groundwater bills opposed by farmers, drought cutting off water to poor, keeping your car clean without water, 9 before and after photos that show impact of drought, and more …

    In the news today, bills to regulate groundwater opposed by farmers, Army Corps inspects dams following Napa quake, quake early warning system could be built with water bond funds, scientists study other faults and drought after Napa quake, California’s drought cutting off water supplies to state’s poor, nine before and after photos that show impact …

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    Aug 26 2014

    Blog round-up: Bloggers on the Hetch Hetchy lawsuit, the water bond, legislation, urban water use and more, plus Andy Lipkis and MWD’s Kightlinger do the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Hetch Hetchy lawsuit: Courtroom pushback on water: Congressman Devin Nunes writes:  “Environmentalists are looking to complete their destruction of the California water supply by pushing legislation to regulate groundwater usage. For a glimpse of what the enviros have already wrought, look at the U.S. Drought Monitor’s list of the top U.S. cities that are running …

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    Aug 26 2014

    News Worth Noting: Army Corps dams and projects undamaged after Napa quake, Friant Water Authority on Reclamation’s Klamath decision, and Presidio to get drought-resistant landscaping

    Army Corps dams and projects undamaged after Napa quake: “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-owned dams and ongoing Corps construction projects in the vicinity of the Aug. 25 Northern California earthquake are undamaged, Corps engineers verified in site inspections Aug. 25-26.  Inspected Corps dams include Coyote Valley and Warm Springs dams, the nearest Corps dams to …

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    Aug 25 2014

    Daily Digest: Did drought lead to the Napa quake?, Groundwater free-for-all attacked by two bills, Lifestyles of the rich and parched, and more

    In the news today, thousands in Napa could be without water for week after quake, did drought lead to the Napa quake?, Groundwater free-for-all attacked by two bills, Lifestyles of the rich and parched, climate change and drought forcing us to change our water supply systems, Californians tearing out lawns to cope with drought, some San …

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    Aug 25 2014

    Supporters of groundwater reform unveil modified California state flag to illustrate need for action; Effort urges lawmakers to pass groundwater bills

    From the California Water Foundation: Heading into the final week of the state’s legislative session, the California Water Foundation unveiled a modified California state flag that features a desert camel instead of a grizzly bear to illustrate the severity of the state’s groundwater crisis and urge lawmakers to pass groundwater management legislation. Over the course …

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    Aug 25 2014

    California Water Commission hears an update on the key activities of the State Water Project

    At the August 20th meeting of the California Water Commission, Deputy Director of the State Water Project Carl Torgersen updated the Commission on the some of the key activities of the SWP, including drought operations, administrative issues, and the status of several construction projects. Note: This is part one of three-part coverage from the California …

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    Aug 25 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for August 25

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 434 total views, 13 views today

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    Aug 25 2014

    News Worth Noting: What business leaders are saying about groundwater, Interactive map for climate data, Enforcement order issued against Tahoe gas station

    What Business Leaders Are Saying: Protecting California’s Groundwater is Good for the Economy: “Throughout California, business leaders are talking about the need for groundwater management reform as key to ensuring a strong economy that protects jobs and the ability to stay competitive. More local authority to manage groundwater, against the backdrop of a statewide framework, …

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