Category Archives: Daily Digest

Daily Digest: 50,000 pot farms are sucking rivers dry; Wealthy Southern California enclave proves it can learn to save water; McNerney calls for federal funding for water recycling projects, Poway saved so much water it had to dump 550,000 gallons of it, and more …

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In California water news today, California’s 50,000 pot farms are sucking rivers dry; Gimmicks and technology: Wealthy Southern California enclave proves it can learn to save water; Areas that conserved the most, least during the drought; Pact with the devil? California farmers use oil firms’ water; California congressman unveils plan for 27 new recycled water projects; calls for federal funding; […]

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Daily Digest: Californians cut water use 29% in May; Hearing explores fish, flows, and marijuana grows; State issues toughest-in-the-nation fracking rules; Recycled oil field wastewater is clean, Chevron test results show; and more …

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In California water news today, Californians cut water use 29% in May; Hearing explores fish, flows, and marijuana grows; Is weed the new almond?; Emergency plan could make Delta Mendota Canal run backwards; State issues toughest-in-the-nation fracking rules; Recycled oil field wastewater is clean, Chevron test results show; EPA plans to ban controversial pesticide; Fran Pavley: The quiet crusader; and […]

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Daily Digest: Project reverses flow in Delta Mendota Canal, State’s water restrictions face several court challenges; suction dredge mining injunction denied; and more …

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In California water news today, Emergency drought project reverses flow in the Delta Mendota Canal; State’s water restrictions face court tests; Judge denies injunction in suction dredge mining suits; The internet versus the California drought; California bill could allow tax on water wasters in drought; Conservation group opposes federal drought legislation; The drought’s scapegoat; Tricolored blackbird: The Delta’s passenger pigeon; […]

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Daily Digest: Huffman seeks to end water wars with desal & water recycling; Drought has Central Valley homes sinking and waterfowl numbers dropping; how groundwater travels the globe via food, and more, plus Maude Barlow on the CA drought

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In California water news today, California congressman seeks to end water wars with desalination, wastewater recycling; Drought conditions causing Central Valley homes to sink into the ground; Drought leads to significant drop in Sacramento Valley breeding waterfowl; Grizzlies in the Tules: What the Delta used to look like; Delta smelt, keystone species, political flashpoint, possibly already extinct; Police say biggest […]

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Daily Digest: Lawsuits over California water rights a century in the making; Cities, farms, orchards fight for water; Parched farmers hope to tap wastewater, A 93-year old miscalculation helped create today’s Western drought, and more …

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In California water news today, Lawsuits over California water rights a century in the making; Cities, farms, orchards fight for water as California shuts faucets; Parched farmers hope to tap wastewater from cities; Drought conditions make bad air worse, aggravate health problems; Drought blamed for drop in duck population; In a water-scarce future, who will be hit the hardest?; A […]

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Daily Digest, weekend edition: State curtails more diversions for senior water right holders; Sacto water agencies brace for historic drop in Folsom Lake; California well reports become public; ESA emerges as a weapon against enviro rules, and more …

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In California water news this weekend, State curtails more diversions for senior water right holders, including San Francisco; Sacramento water agencies brace for historic drop in Folsom Lake; Some addresses may be hidden as California well reports become public; Drought resurrects population concerns; Drought flushes out old toilet rules; Navy bases do their part to conserve water; Is California trying […]

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Daily Digest: GOP lawmakers introduce revised federal drought relief bill; State Board workshop highlights revised temp control plan; Peter Gleick and Paul Wenger on changing water rights laws, and more …

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In California water news today, House Republicans revive California wish list; GOP lawmakers introduce revised federal drought relief bill; State Water Board workshop highlights revised temperature control plan for salmon; California’s quirky water system showing its age; Water talk with Peter Gleick and Paul Wenger:  Should today’s water laws change?; Are data centers culprits in California’s drought?; Dry wells multiply […]

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Daily Digest: State water system stretched to the limit, officials say; Some water agencies consider defying state cuts; Obama turns up the dial on drought aid, and more …

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In California water news today, State water system stretched to the limit, officials say; Attorney General’s office says curtailment notices merely ‘advisory; managers call situation “chaotic”; Some water agencies consider defying state cuts; South San Joaquin Irrigation District won’t sign curtailment notices; Obama turns up the dial on drought aid; California adopts emergency regulation for removing dead or dying trees; […]

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Daily Digest: Setback for Tracy-area farmers as Stockton judge won’t hear case over water rights; Under new plan, Folsom Lake could be dangerously dry within months; San Francisco requires water recycling; San Diego airport’s new water source is the air; and more, plus State Water Board workshop on webcast

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In California water news today, Setback for Tracy-area farmers as Stockton judge won’t hear local farmer’s case over water rights; State Water Board tells court curtailment order has no teeth; Under new plan, Folsom Lake could be dangerously dry within months;  Regulations would allow removal of drought-killed trees; Troubled Delta system is California’s water battleground; Nottoli criticizes proposed ‘California Water […]

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Daily Digest: Farmers and others lag in reporting compliance with curtailment orders; Deal keeps Mountain House water flowing, plus drought affecting personal hygiene, wildflowers, gold, and more …

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In California water news today, Farmers and others lag in reporting conservation; What’s next for historic water cuts in drought; Deal keeps Mountain House water flowing; Legislature passes budget, trailer bill on consolidations; Drought may prompt Californians to let personal hygiene slide; Stormwater capture: California’s untapped water supply; U.C. Davis researchers say drought affecting wildflowers; California drought brings a golden […]

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