Maven

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Date registered: December 7, 2012

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  1. This just in … Ninth Circuit Upholds Biological Opinion for Central Valley Irrigation Impacts on Endangered Salmon — December 22, 2014
  2. Daily Digest: Recent storms send Yosemite waterfalls rushing back, wet start expected for 2015, drought-fighting drones, job killing hyacinth and more … — December 22, 2014
  3. When it comes to fish habitat, offers they can refuse — December 22, 2014
  4. Dr. Tracy Collier with the Delta ISB review of the BDCP Draft EIR/S, particularly regarding reliance on habitat restoration — December 22, 2014
  5. News Worth Noting: Lindsey slough restoration project, 100 years of CA water rights system, tipping points for sea level rise-related flooding — December 22, 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

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Dec 22 2014

This just in … Ninth Circuit Upholds Biological Opinion for Central Valley Irrigation Impacts on Endangered Salmon

This just in from the Central Valley Business Times: Salmon and the federal government agencies and environmental groups trying to keep them alive in the California Delta have scored a win over water contractors and the Bureau of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project in a ruling Monday from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The …

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Dec 22 2014

Daily Digest: Recent storms send Yosemite waterfalls rushing back, wet start expected for 2015, drought-fighting drones, job killing hyacinth and more …

In California water news today, Recent storms send Yosemite waterfalls rushing back, As flooding strikes, wet start expected for 2015, Western research team builds drought-fighting drone to seed rainclouds, Atmospheric rivers to soak California as climate warms, Mt. Tam reservoirs near capacity, Leave it to beavers: California joins other states in embracing the rodent, 4500 …

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Dec 22 2014

When it comes to fish habitat, offers they can refuse

From Estuary News: “The numbers are daunting: 8,000 acres to be restored to fish-friendly tidal habitat in order to comply with federal wildlife agencies’ Biological Opinions; another 65,000 if and when the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan is implemented; more still in mitigation for levee operations. Where will it all come from? Some parcels suitable for restoration …

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Dec 22 2014

Dr. Tracy Collier with the Delta ISB review of the BDCP Draft EIR/S, particularly regarding reliance on habitat restoration

The Delta Independent Science Board (DISB) completed its review of the draft EIR/EIS for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) in May, 2014.  While the ISB recognized the many strengths embedded within the BDCP and its associated environmental documents, the review also identified several substantive shortcomings in the technical underpinnings of project impacts and mitigation.  …

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Dec 22 2014

News Worth Noting: Lindsey slough restoration project, 100 years of CA water rights system, tipping points for sea level rise-related flooding

CDFW Completes Drought Related Restoration Project at Lindsey Slough, Solano County: “The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently completed an important watershed project for the benefit of fish and wildlife impacted by the state’s historic drought. The Lindsey Slough Restoration Project in Solano County was completed at Calhoun Cut Ecological Reserve in November.  …

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Dec 22 2014

Reservoir and water conditions for December 22, 2014

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Dec 21 2014

Daily Digest, weekend edition: A first for Delta pumping: Voluntary cutback to protect fish, BDCP refined to lessen impacts, and state celebrates 100 years of administering water rights system, plus Peter Gleick, Jeff Kightlinger, and more …

In California water news this weekend, A first for Delta pumping: Voluntary cutback to protect fish, Bay Delta Conservation Plan refined to lessen impacts on local landowners, California celebrates 100 years of administering water rights system, December rainfall breaks records, but California needs more, Tahoe celebrates snow but braces for dry times,  Five key facts …

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Dec 21 2014

Water agencies and Restore the Delta react to Bay Delta Conservation Plan revisions

Last Friday, the California Natural Resources Agency announced changes to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, most notably the elimination of the pumping plants and instead, using a gravity flow diversion.  (For more information, read the press release here, or the Sacramento Bee story here.) Here’s what organizations had to say, listed in alphabetical order: From …

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Dec 19 2014

This just in … Gov. Brown’s Delta Water Plan Refined to Reduce Local Impacts Need for Three Pumping Plants Eliminated; Public Invited to Comment on Changes

From the Department of Water Resources: The administration of Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and its federal partners announced Friday several significant changes to the water conveyance portion of the proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan, including elimination of the need to build three pumping plants along the Sacramento River near Hood. The changes were pursued …

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Dec 19 2014

Daily Digest: Pumps dropped from the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, Recent rains avert waterfowl die-off, Feds say good chance of wet conditions for next three months, and more …

In California water news today, Pumps dropped from the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, Recent rains avert NorCal waterfowl die-off, Feds forecast good chance of wet conditions for next three months, drought weakens, forecasters have ‘cautious optimism’ for future, Recent Rains Little Help For Reservoir and Snow Pack, Ranchers’ financial fate is dependent on a government …

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Dec 19 2014

News Worth Noting: UC Davis to help in effort to study effects of climate change on ecosystems; EPA announces 2014 annual environmental enforcement results; Weekly Weather and Climate Update

UC Davis to help in UC effort to study effects of climate change on ecosystems: “Researchers at the University of California, Davis, working with colleagues at the other UC campuses, have developed an ambitious plan to use the UC Natural Reserve System to detect and forecast the ecological impacts of climate change in California.  The …

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Dec 19 2014

Early morning news flash … Pumps dropped from Bay Delta Conservation Plan

This one’s too good to wait for the Daily Digest later this morning …  From the Sacramento Bee: “The massive water diversion tunnels proposed in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have undergone another major design change aimed at appeasing local residents: The three intakes planned on the Sacramento River will no longer require pumps. The project, …

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Dec 19 2014

Matt Nobriga: The utilization of tidal marshes by fishes of the Upper San Francisco Estuary

At the 2014 Bay Delta Science Conference,  Matt Nobriga, a fish biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, gave this presentation on how fish utilize tidal marshes in the Delta.  He began by noting that the despite a lot of research over the past decades, there is still much uncertainty regarding tidal marsh restoration. …

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Dec 19 2014

Friday Flashback: Groundwater Management Workshop: Sustainable Groundwater Management Panel

From the archives of Maven’s Notebook: Original publish date: April 28, 2014 On March 24, the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Environmental Protection Agency held a workshop to gather ideas, proposals and feedback on sustainable groundwater management actions. Groundwater is of critical important to the state, …

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Dec 18 2014

Daily Digest: State Water Board solicits public’s help dealing with shortage, NASA’s snow tracking plane, Bay Area precipitation 736% of normal, and more news …

In California water news today, State Water Board solicits public’s help dealing with shortage, NASA built this snow tracking plane to save California from drought, Drought Continues To Concern Ranchers And Farmers, Storms a Boon for Rain Water Harvesters, Every Californian Needs to Save 290,000 Gallons of Water to End the Drought, Wettest Start To December …

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