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Daily Digest: Draft language floating for another water bond; CA’s Katrina is coming; SoCal needs NorCal water; A future of dams; Drought and beetle infestation killing California forests; and more …

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In California water news today, Time for another water bond? Draft language floating; California’s Katrina is coming; Southern California needs Northern California water; A future of dams: Floodgates open to add barriers to drought; Drought and beetle infestation killing California forests; What agencies can learn from frenzied creative blitz to end California’s drought; and more … On the calendar today […]

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Delta Stewardship Council Appoints Dr. Cliff Dahm as Delta Lead Scientist

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From the Delta Stewardship Council: Dr. Clifford Dahm, an internationally recognized expert in aquatic ecology, climatology, restoration biology, and a professor emeritus of biology at the University of New Mexico, was unanimously appointed by the Council on Thursday (Aug. 27) as Lead Scientist. In making the appointment, Council Chair Randy Fiorini said, “With his broad understanding of water-related science and […]

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News Worth Noting: Federal judge halts implementation of ‘waters of the U.S.’ rule; Rep. Napolitano holds forum on Southern California’s water future; San Diego water board cracks down on overwatering

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Legal alert: Federal judge halts implementation of ‘waters of the U.S.’ rule:  “On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in Fargo, N.D. issued a temporary injunction requested by North Dakota and 12 other states prohibiting the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers from implementing a revised definition of the term “waters of the United States” for […]

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Reservoir and water conditions for August 31, 2015

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Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: For even more reservoir and water conditions, visit the Notebook’s Water and Hydrology Internet Resources page. ———————————————- About Reservoir and Water Conditions: This post is a collection of graphic representations of current reservoir and hydrologic conditions drawn primarily from the Department of Water Resources website, as well as a few others. Reservoir […]

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Daily Digest, weekend edition: Company aims to ship fresh water from Alaska to California; Is Sites Reservoir the answer to drought?; Hydropower loss another drought casualty; How the California drought threatens the U.S. denim industry; and more …

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In California water news this weekend, Company aims to ship fresh water from Alaska to drought-plagued California; Drought: Is Sites Reservoir the answer?; California takes new approach on water regulation for pot farms; Hydropower loss another drought casualty; How the California drought threatens the U.S. denim industry; Valley drought study takes a broader view; Clean water rule frightens farmers; and […]

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Final Ruling: San Diego County Water Authority Owed $188.3 Million Plus Interest in Rate Case Victory

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From San Diego County Water Authority: A San Francisco Superior Court judge today issued a final decision that says the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must pay the San Diego County Water Authority $188.3 million plus interest for illegal water rates MWD charged from 2011 to 2014. Judge Curtis E.A. Karnow also determined that MWD has been under-calculating the […]

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Daily Digest: Federal, state agencies seek permits for controversial Delta tunnels project; California falls behind in water management; Urban water users cut water use by a whopping 31.3%; and more …

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In California water news today, Federal, state agencies seek permits for controversial Delta tunnels project; California falls behind in water management; Urban water users cut water use by a whopping 31.3% in July; California cuts water use without imposing fines;  How farmers have hit record numbers … despite the drought; Fresno State study says drought causes $3.3 billion in losses; […]

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News Worth Noting: Imagine H2O launches inaugural Water Policy Challenge; DISB seeks comments on adaptive management report; Urban conservation compliance info; Drought preparedness bills; DWR planning grants guidelines; CEQA guidelines amendments

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Imagine H2O launches inaugural Water Policy Challenge with $25,000 prize:  “Imagine H2OTM, the leading accelerator for water innovation, today announced its 2015 California Water Policy Challenge. The Challenge aims to identify policy approaches that help California’s cities, farms and industries deploy water technologies. The winning entry will receive up to $25,000 in support.  According to a recent UC Davis study, […]

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DWR presents the draft list of Critically Overdrafted Basins at public meeting in Clovis

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Staff give details on the background, the process for identifying critically overdrafted basins, the results and the next steps; public comment on the draft list closes on September 25 The Department of Water Resources has released for public comment a draft list of groundwater basins which have been identified as ‘subject to conditions of critical overdraft’. The evaluation and designation […]

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This just in … California Water Use Drops 31.3 percent, Exceeds 25 Percent Mandate for July

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: Despite continued hot conditions, Californians surpassed June’s conservation rate and reduced water use by 31.3 percent during July, exceeding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent mandate for a second consecutive month since the new emergency conservation regulation took effect. For June and July, the cumulative statewide savings was 29.5 percent. Saving water […]

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