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    Category Archive: Blog Round-Up

    Oct 21 2014

    Blog round-up: Groundwater, climate change, drought, desal, water markets, the water bond, the anti-commons and more …

    Groundwater experts, water law experts, and conservation groups tell the Forest Service to do more to protect groundwater: Marcus Griswold writes: “Responding to a proposed agency-wide U.S. Forest Service groundwater policy, more than 125 groundwater scientists, legal experts, and conservation groups call on the Forest Service’s Chief Tidwell and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Secretary Vilsack …

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    Oct 14 2014

    Bloggers on the water bond, groundwater regulation, Delta smelt court case, BDCP, drought, water rates, and more …

    It’s a wide-ranging blog round-up this week, starting with the water bond … Water Bond Will Support Long-Term Water Reliability for the Sacramento Region and State: “The Sacramento region has been leading the state in water conservation this year–an outstanding accomplishment that is helping California withstand the multi-year drought. This achievement is a result of …

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    Oct 07 2014

    Bloggers on the water bond, the “Porterville Problem”, the tunnels, the Endangered Species Act, water subsidies and more …

    Will the water bond deliver?  Families Protecting the Valley writes:  “Some of our friends don’t understand our reluctance to show enthusiasm for Prop 1, the Water Bond. Why not support it? What do we have to lose, they say. Before we answer those questions we would like to tell you why we have some of …

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    Sep 30 2014

    Blog round-up: All politics is local. Is water?, the new American dustbowl, the future of farming, suction dredge mining, the water bond, groundwater and more …

    All politics is local.  Is water? Not really, says the Water Wired blog:  Michael Campana responds to a tweet by Maggie Catley-Carlson that said “Water is three things — local, local and local” :  ” … I have met Maggie on three occasions and was impressed on every occasion. A smart, articulate WaterWonk. Yes, a …

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    Sep 23 2014

    Bloggers on groundwater, drought, climate change and more …

    New groundwater policy brings California into the 21st century:  Marcus Griswold writes: “For decades, California’s voluntary Groundwater Management Plans have effectively failed to protect the people and ecosystems that depend on this water. Too many people are siphoning off water from our extremely limited resources, resulting in declining groundwater levels, sinking of land, and drying …

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    Sep 16 2014

    Blog round-up: Demythologizing the Drought ‘Demythologizers’, San Joaquin River restoration, virtual hiking Tuolumne Meadows, war dances, groundwater, Sites Reservoir and more …

    Demythologizing California’s Drought ‘Demythologizers’: Wayne Lusvardi writes: “Recently, the Washington Post published “Five Myths About California’s Drought” by Richard Howlitt and Jay Lund, two professors at the University of California at Davis as part of its weekly “five myths feature” challenging everything you think you know. Howlitt and Lund wield the sword of “myth” against …

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    Sep 09 2014

    Bloggers on the twin tunnels, the water bond, groundwater legislation, water conservation, salmon, mudsnails and more …

    Twin Tunnels Could Produce Friant Dry Year Water Woes: The Friant Waterline writes: “While “progress” on the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan’s ambitious and controversial twin tunnels planning continues to mostly be marked by delay, Friant Division contractors and the Friant Water Authority are looking long and hard at findings in troubling computer modeling.  Friant Water Authority …

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    Sep 02 2014

    Blog round-up: Turn on the pumps to save the smelt … ?, the BDCP, water pirates, water bond and more …

    Turn on the pumps to save the smelt, say Families Protecting the Valley:  They write: “We’ve never been fans of environmental science when it comes to the Delta Smelt.  Sure, the enviros have used their sloppy science to take water from farmers in the Valley, but they’ve never been able to defend their sloppy science …

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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 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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