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    Category Archive: Daily Digest

    Jul 29 2014

    Daily Digest: Final day for comments to be submitted on the BDCP, lawmakers prepare final push for groundwater legislation, fish deaths raise concerns for future droughts, and more …

    In the news today, final day for comments to be submitted on the BDCP, lawmakers are preparing a final push for groundwater legislation, fish deaths raise concerns for future drought effects, the historic drought is crippling local economies, and annoying minor floods increasing on coastal U.S., plus more news and commentary  … In the news …

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    Jul 28 2014

    Daily Digest: Fines work best for realizing water conservation, Officials admit they have incomplete water usage data, Jay Famiglietti on how the West was lost, and more news and commentary …

    Top stories today:  Fines work best for realizing water conservation, Officials admit they have incomplete water usage data, canvassing fairgoers about the drought, Drought fight brings incentives and enforcement, El Nino: The Pacific’s wayward child, Jay Famiglietti on how the West was lost, and states and cities are getting creative about conservation, plus the legislature must …

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    Jul 27 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: California tries to measure water use as drought worsens, State agencies can’t say if they are meeting drought goal, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins on the water bond, and more news and commentary

    Today’s top stories: California tries to measure water use as drought worsens, State agencies can’t say if they are meeting drought goal, lessons from the drought of 1976, new website dedicated to drought coverage, farmers drilling deeper for water, farmers brainstorming on water, new report warns there are no groundwater refills after underground layers collapse, …

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    Jul 25 2014

    Daily Digest: Senator Wolk says of SB848: “It’s all about control”, drought shaming water wasters, and in the Colorado River Basin, groundwater is disappearing much faster than Lake Mead, plus more news and commentary

    Top stories today: Senator Wolk says of SB848: “It’s all about control”; State water bond talks to resume on Friday with Wolk at the helm; Friends of the River accuses BDCP backers of suppression of free speech, drought shaming water wasters, USDA to provide $9.7 million for rural water systems, and in the Colorado River …

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    Jul 24 2014

    Daily Digest: PPIC poll finds Californians back smaller water bond, drought becomes top environmental priority for Californians, Major California reservoirs below 50% capacity as drought wears on, NASA images show drought turniing state brown and more …

    In the news today, PPIC poll finds Californians back smaller water bond, drought becomes top environmental priority for Californians, survey says it’s the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, why the California drought affects everyone, California sees jump in brush fires, NASA images show drought turning the state brown, and property taxes can be hiked for BDCP without …

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    Jul 23 2014

    Daily Digest: Property taxes could pay for tunnel project without public vote, NorCal town asks for water to be trucked in, and more

    In the news today, property taxes could pay for tunnel project without public vote, Northern California town asks for water to be trucked in, brown lawns can’t draw penalties from HOA’s under new law, ACWA members report outdoor restrictions already in place in many areas, drought to affect energy costs this year and next, fish …

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    Jul 22 2014

    Daily Digest: Shrinking water supply has geologists worried about sinking Central Valley, California was hotter than ever during first half of 2014, an unlikely drought impact: Refined California surf and more

    Top news stories today: Shrinking water supply has geologists worried about sinking Central Valley, California was hotter than ever during first half of 2014, An unlikely drought impact:  Refined California surf, State in severe danger of lightning-caused wildfires, California taxpayers may be stuck with BDCP costs, says critic, Climate scientists have a beef with beef, …

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    Jul 21 2014

    Daily Digest: Water calamity on the west side San Joaquin Valley may be unfolding, new water waste penalty also applies to government but who will enforce it?, drought fuels unusual mountain events and more …

    In the news today, west side San Joaquin Valley water calamity may be unfolding, new water waste penalty also applies to government but who will enforce it?, enforcement varies around the state, drought fuels unusual mountain events, and more news and commentary … In the news today … West side San Joaquin Valley water calamity …

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    Jul 20 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: Farmers plan to fight for water rights, the State Water Board has issued 7,910 cutoff notices, drought hinders state’s emissions goals, 5% ag loss doesn’t tell whole story, plus swimming pools, golf courses, fracking and more, and Sunday funnies, too!

    In the news this weekend, farmers plan to fight for water rights, the State Water Board has issued 7,910 cutoff notices, drought hinders state’s emissions goals, drought reports prompt farm groups to push the state for solutions, 5% ag loss figure doesn’t tell the whole story, candidates talk new water fines, state control of resources …

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    Jul 18 2014

    Daily Digest, early edition: new data shows 80% of CA now in extreme drought, saving water could cost California water agencies, can California desalinate it’s way out of a drought, and more, plus a mid-year drought update and official says Las Vegas is not running out of water

    In the news today, new data shows 80% of California now in extreme drought, drought creates grim ripple effect, complacency drives hike in water use, saving water could cost California water agencies, can California desalinate it’s way out of a drought?, ruling could affect groundwater pumping,  Glendora couple threatened with fine for brown lawn, and …

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    Jul 17 2014

    Daily Digest: Some water districts face suit for ignoring conservation law, judge makes precedent-setting ruling on groundwater regulation, water officials say don’t blame Southern California during drought, and more …

    In the news today, some water districts face suit for ignoring conservation law, Sacramento judge makes precedent-setting ruling on groundwater regulation,  water officials say don’t blame Southern California during drought, drought takes aim at farms, State parks monitoring water levels, Lady Gaga urges Californians to do more, and State Water Board expands curtailment powers (a …

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    Jul 16 2014

    Daily Digest: $500/day water fines passed as water use rises despite drought, UC Davis report totals $2.2 billion loss to ag this year, drought takes toll on birds on the Pacific Flyway, and more …

    In the headlines today, $500/day water fines passed as water use rises despite drought, UC Davis report totals $2.2 billion loss to ag this year, drought takes toll on birds on the Pacific Flyway, farm vs. solar vs. high speed rail, does water conservation have to be the enemy of financial stability, and discussion heats …

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    Jul 15 2014

    Daily Digest: State Water Board to vote on $500/day fine for water wastage, Judge approves water transfers; storms get headlines but drought is a sneaky game changer, Westlands buying water from Placer County, and more, plus the State Water Board on webcast

    In the news today, the State Water Board to vote on $500/day fine for water wastage, Judge approves water transfers; storms get headlines, but drought is a sneaky, devastating game changer; Westlands buying water from Placer County, livestock producers and rice farmers create win-win solution, and Arizona enlists a beetle in its campaign for water. …

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    Jul 14 2014

    Daily Digest: Drought creates headaches for recreation, bad news for Delta smelt in new report and more news and commentary

    In the news this morning, drought creates headaches for recreation, new report says Delta smelt on scaffold of extinction, AquaAlliance presses on despite being denied injunction for water transfers, UC Davis scientists to present forecast on drought’s cost to California economy, long wait continues as El Niño lagging, and your almond habit is sucking California …

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    Jul 13 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: Unusual water deals struck, federal judge won’t stop water transfers, big operation at Lake Oroville to prepare for cold water release, hydropower production suffering and much more news and commentary

    In the news this weekend, unusual water deals struck during drought in dry Central Valley ag country, federal judge denies move to stop water transfers, big operation at Lake Oroville to prepare for cold water release, hydroelectric power production suffering from drought, California braces as drought sparks early fire season, drought closes restrooms at some …

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