Category Archives: Daily Digest

Daily Digest: The plight of the Delta smelt exposes flaws of the Endangered Species Act; Normal flows resume in the Delta-Mendota Canal; Farmer’s market emerging for power; Monster El Nino could bring relief and misery to California; and more …

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In California water news today, The plight of the Delta smelt exposes flaws of the Endangered Species Act; Normal flows resume in the Delta-Mendota Canal; In parched California, a farmer’s market emerging for power; A monster El Nino could bring relief and misery to California; Investments in irrigation improvements paying off amid drought; Increasingly, droughts and heat waves are happening […]

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Daily Digest: State gathers data on number of dry wells; Water rights in the crosshairs for reform; Fight between tribes and farmers over NorCal water; El Nino’s impact only going to grow; and more …

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In California water news today, State gathers up data on number of wells that have gone dry; Drought puts California water rights in crosshairs for reform; Fight between tribes and farmers over Northern California water; From here on out, El Nino’s impact is only going to grow; Drought forcing beekeepers and their colonies out of California; Major forest acquisition aims […]

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Daily Digest: Drought and heat waves more likely to mix; The Unintended consequences of conserving water; What would it take to end California’s drought? and more …

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In the news today … Drought and heat waves more likely to mix, researchers say: “A drought can make a hot day hotter, while a heat wave can make dry conditions even drier. Now scientists are making the case that heat waves and droughts have become more likely to overlap throughout most of the United States. In fact, the longer […]

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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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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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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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Daily Digest: Judge denies attempt to block extra water for the Klamath; Thinking outside the pipe; Partnership to test whether forest thinning can grow groundwater, snowpack; Feds can’t duck pesticide lawsuit; and more …

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In California water news today, Judge denies attempt to block extra water for the Klamath; Thinking outside the pipe; Partnership to test whether forest thinning can grow groundwater, snowpack; Feds can’t duck pesticide lawsuit; El Nino likely no help for Northern California reservoirs; NASA: Rising seas about to catch up with the West Coast; and more … On the calendar […]

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Daily Digest: Climate researchers sound the alarm at symposium: ‘There’s no way out’; In future droughts, big storms decide state’s fate; Unusual algal bloom in Delta worries researchers; and more …

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In California water news today, California climate researchers sound the alarm at symposium: ‘There’s no way out’; In future droughts, big storms decide California’s fate; Unusual algal bloom in Delta worries researchers; Troubled California oil field regulator faces major overhaul; and more … On the calendar today … DWR Critically Overdrafted Basins Public Meeting Webinar: DWR has identified 21 groundwater […]

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Daily Digest: Climate change to hit state’s water system hard, panelists say; Scientists are trying to save salad from the drought; Landowners along four Russian River streams to receive state order on water use; and more …

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In California water news today, Climate change to hit state’s water system hard, panelists say; After dry wells, relief for some California families; Scientists are trying to save salad from the drought; The big fish story everybody is missing in the Western drought; Landowners along four Russian River streams to receive state order on water use; ‘Gruesome’ piranha-like fish caught […]

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Daily Digest: Drought’s hidden victim: Native fish; Jerry Brown says California’s groundwater management not aggressive enough; Water agencies sue Bureau of Reclamation over releases for fish; and more …

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In California water news today, Drought’s hidden victim: Native fish; Jerry Brown says California’s groundwater management not aggressive enough; Water agencies sue Bureau of Reclamation over releases for fish; California pol argues left to blame for water shortages; Political differences could peak at Lake Tahoe summit; L.A.’s shade balls go viral, but the internet has mixed opinions; and more … […]

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