Category Archives: Daily Digest

Daily Digest: Why is it so hot if there’s no El Nino?, Farming and urban growth polluting the nation’s aquifers, Fresno’s water future is full of regulators

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In California water news today, Why is it so hot if there’s no El Nino?, Farming and urban growth polluting the nation’s aquifers, and Fresno’s water future is full of regulators In the news today … Why Is it So Hot If There’s No El Nino?: “This weekend, the big news is that we can all take a quick break […]

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Daily Digest, weekend edition: Dry January starts familiar feeling of dread among farm water leaders, ‘Ridiculously Resilient Ridge’ may be making a comeback, Sites Reservoir in a waiting game, and more …

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In California water news this weekend, Dry January starts familiar feeling of dread among farm water leaders, ‘Ridiculously Resilient Ridge’ may be making a comeback, Sites Reservoir in a waiting game, Water rights debated at EcoFarm conference, Nation’s largest ocean desalination plant goes up near San Diego,  The massive scale of California’s drought and how it informs the climate change […]

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Daily Digest: Boxer and McCarthy blame each other over drought bill, Harvard buys up water rights in drought-hit wine country, Suction dredge mining sees new victory in court and more …

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In California water news today, Boxer and McCarthy blame each other over drought bill, Harvard buys up water rights in drought-hit wine country, Scientists Measure Reservoir Evaporation To Gauge Water Scarcity, Suction dredge mining sees new victory in court, Ag and water overview: Less water puts a dent in regional economy, No Watergate: Upland throws the book at man who […]

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Daily Digest: Boxer vows no more ‘secret’ talks on drought bill, CalTrans past policy may contribute to groundwater contamination, Water Commission discusses Prop 1 process for water storage funds and more …

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In California water news today, Boxer vows no more ‘secret’ talks on the drought bill, Boxer takes on GOP leader over water, CalTrans past policy may contribute to groundwater contamination, Water Commission Discusses Allocation Process for Proposition 1 Water Storage Funding, Important California water infrastructure talks start this week, Tough season for wine grape growers relying on groundwater, Sierra’s snow […]

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Daily Digest: Mystery goo killing Bay Area birds, Delta water weeds problems the worst in years, salmon survival in drought, and more …

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In California water news today, Mystery goo (not oil) kills Bay Area birds, baffles state officials, Delta water weed problems called the worst in years, Salmon survival in California’s drought, It’s awfully dry: so how do those reservoirs look?, Looking at a place where the San Joaquin River died, Central Valley farmers say farming is doomed in their areas, Vidak […]

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Daily Digest: Pressure’s on to help Delta fish suffering amid drought, Study finds water stress takes toll on California’s large trees, Flood watch as King Tides hit coast and more …

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In California water news today, Pressure’s on to help Delta fish suffering amid drought, Study finds water stress takes toll on California’s large trees, Where have all the big trees gone?, Flood watch as King Tides hit California, Forecasts show drought continuing in California and the Southwest, Tahoe researchers probe tiny critter population plunges, Water board working to reduce the […]

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Daily Digest: California drought could end with storms known as atmospheric rivers, Fresno’s Prop 218 vote on water rates is one for the ages, and more …

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    Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.  — Martin Luther King, Jr.   In California water news today, California drought could end with storms known as atmospheric rivers, Fresno’s Prop 218 vote on water rates is one […]

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Daily Digest, weekend edition: Feds say San Joaquin River could reach the ocean this year, but farmers say it isn’t even close, State on verge of fourth dry year, boosting private investment in infrastructure and more news and commentary …

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In California water news this weekend, Feds say San Joaquin River could reach the ocean this year, but farmers say it isn’t even close, What happened to the rain?, State on verge of fourth dry year, Record heat magnified drought woes in 2014, Preserving agriculture, restoring a watershed and getting help from the locals to do it, New steps to […]

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Daily Digest: LAO report says funding uncertain for Delta tunnels, State boosts allocation but warns of continued drought, accelerating sea level rise, new muni bonds proposed and more …

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In California water news today, Legislative Analyst’s Office: Funding uncertain for Delta tunnels project, State boosts allocation but warns of continued drought, Storm lets California release more water into reservoir system, Striking photos show struggle of farmers in California drought, New climate research suggests acceleration of sea level rise, Obama proposes new muni bonds for public-private infrastructure, and more … […]

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Daily Digest: Delta fish species plunge, Fracking used in half of new wells, Exceptional drought expands, Strict new pesticide rule, and more …

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In California water news today, Delta fish species plunge amid drought, Study finds California using fracking in up to half of new wells, Wet December leads to dry January for thirsty NorCal, California drought outlook extends at least into April, Exceptional drought expands in Sacramento Valley & Sierra Nevada, Birds weathering lack of storms, California unveils strictest rule on pesticide, […]

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