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    Category Archive: Blog Round-Up

    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 19 2014

    Bloggers have plenty to say on the water bond, plus desalination in drought, water rationing, BDCP, almond farming, food waste, groundwater, and … a salmon cannon … ??!?

    Revised water bond is the right response to California’s drought: Kate Poole writes: “A broad array of stakeholders and interest groups, including NRDC, joined Governor Brown today to call for action on a proposed water bond that is slimmed down, focused on a key set of investments, and far superior to the $11.1 billion bond …

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    Aug 12 2014

    Bloggers on the water bond, drought, legislation, habitat restoration and more, plus will conserving water contribute to global warming?

    One billion difference between the two bond measures, says the Cal Watchdog blog: Wayne Lusvardi writes: “It’s becoming clear the main difference between the four major water bonds being floated is $1 billion.  The $1 billion is the difference between the $3 billion Republicans say is needed for water storage, and the $2 billion in …

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    Aug 05 2014

    Blog round-up: Bloggers on water conservation, drought, the BDCP, groundwater, stormwater, wasted water and more …

    The Multiple Benefits of Water Conservation and Efficiency for California: Heather Cooley writes:”California farmers have made great progress in updating and modernizing irrigation technologies and practices. For example, in 1990, more than two-thirds of California crops were flood irrigated. By 2010, that number had declined to 43% and is likely even lower today. During that …

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    Jul 29 2014

    Blog round-up: Restoring salmon runs in the Sac Valley, water for the environment, groundwater and more, plus 5 things that hippies get wrong about water

    Restoring salmon runs in the Sacramento Valley: Time for action!  David Guy writes:  “For the past several decades, leaders in the Sacramento Valley have been developing innovative partnerships and projects to improve salmon, while assuring reliable water supplies for farms, birds, cities and rural communities. These efforts have significantly improved the migratory corridors and habitat …

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    Jul 22 2014

    Blog round-up: Groundwater and the public trust doctrine, California style; why the response to drought has been so weak, our thirsty lawns, and more …

    Groundwater and the public trust doctrine, California style: Holly Doremus writes:”If you follow California water law or environmental law, you probably have been aware that the Environmental Law Foundation has been pursuing a public trust claim based on groundwater pumping that affects the Scott River. Last week they gained a victory at the trial court …

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    Jul 15 2014

    Blog round-up: Bloggers on drought, the San Joaquin River, Delta smelt ruling, groundwater, the BDCP, the Colorado River and more …

    California drought proves laws of nature are absolute:  Author Tim Palmer writes:  “One peril of being human is that we often respond poorly to crises. I’m sure we all have examples—personal to global—where the heat of the moment pushed us in the wrong direction. Because we now face one of the worst droughts in California history, …

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    Jul 08 2014

    Blog round-up: The water bond, water mismanagement, groundwater, the BDCP, $4 gallon water and more …

    New Assembly Speaker Flunks Water Bond Test, says Chriss Street: They write: “California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) seems to have flunked her first major leadership test by failing to get Governor Brown’s water bond passed during one of California’s worst droughts.  Following a failed attempt by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) to …

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    Jul 01 2014

    Blog round-up: Mega-droughts, water surcharges, weakening enviro protections and lessons learned from the drought, plus the BDCP, water bond, groundwater and more …

    Could California weather a mega-drought? Jay Lund writes:  “In the past 1,200 years, California had two droughts lasting 120-200 years. Could the state’s water resources continue to supply enough water to drink, grow crops and provide habitat for fish with such an extreme, prolonged drought?  With careful management, California’s economy in many ways could withstand …

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    Jun 24 2014

    Blog round-up: Court upholds State Water Board’s broad authority to ban unreasonable uses of water, modernizing groundwater management, BDCP, funding water projects, drought, hydrpower and much more …

    California Court Upholds State Water Board’s Broad Authority to Ban Unreasonable Uses of Water: Richard Frank at the Legal Planet blog writes:”I recently wrote about a then-pending court case in which California grape growers were challenging the State Water Resources Control Board’s limits on the growers’ diversion of water from California rivers and streams to …

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    Jun 17 2014

    Blog round-up: Will the drought extend in 2015? Peter Gleick on solving CA’s water problems, and plotting the Delta Dialogue’s future, plus water conservation, efficiency, groundwater, a Delta smelt song, and more …

    Will the drought extend into 2015?  Jay Lund and Jeff Mount at the California Water Blog write:  “Debates over how to manage California’s critically dry water supplies this year have displaced most discussion about water next year.  This year’s drought is bad, but another dry year that begins with even lower groundwater and reservoir levels …

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    Jun 10 2014

    Blog round-up: Bloggers weigh in on funding California’s water infrastructure, proposed drought solutions, the BDCP and more, plus will Lake Mead be unusuable in 5 to 8 years?

    Now is the Time to Invest in California’s Water Future, says Bryce Lundberg of the Northern California Water Association:  He writes: “I had a wonderful opportunity earlier today to join several esteemed leaders in asking the Legislature and our Governor to invest in California’s water future. At our state’s capitol this morning, I joined Sacramento …

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    Jun 03 2014

    Blog round-up: Friant pulling up trees, birds and rice, groundwater, BDCP, climate regs, drought and more …

    Friant’s “Zero” disaster mounts: Parched Trees Being Pulled As Senior Rights Water Releases Begin: The Friant Waterline writes: “Zero remains the frustrating word for Friant Division growers who continue to have no Central Valley Project water to use and, in many cases, little or no groundwater available to tap in their desperate efforts to save …

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    May 27 2014

    Blog round-up: What the Republican gubernatorial candidate thinks about the BDCP and more; Jerry Meral on droughts, recessions, and ballot measures, plus tax wars, negative water, drought and desal, and lots more …

    It’s an action-packed blog round-up today … What the Republican gubernatorial candidate thinks about the BDCP, groundwater and more:  From Alex Brietler’s blog:  “My colleague Roger Phillips interviewed Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly today.  Here’s a transcript of what Donnelly had to say about the drought, endangered fish, and — first of all — the …

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    May 20 2014

    Blog round-up: Bloggers on the DISB review of the BDCP EIR/EIS, recent court decisions, the drought, rice, and much more, plus a photographic tribute to Ansel Adams

    Bits and pieces from the Delta ISB report on the BDCP EIR/EIS:  Alex Brietler writes: “Some nuggets from the Independent Science Board’s review of the twin tunnels plan, released today.  Best quote: “It is a bit like an orchestra playing a symphony without a conductor and with the sheets of music sometimes shuffled. The notes …

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