Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Calendar notes: Yuba River Restoration Study Public Meetings; Sacramento River Watershed Program Annual Meeting; Southern California Water Committee Annual Dinner

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Yuba River Restoration Study Public Meetings: The Army Corps will hold a series of public meetings to discuss the feasibility of ecosystem restoration along the Yuba River.  The meetings will be held on Wednesday, October 28 in Sacramento; Thursday, October 29 in Nevada City, and Wednesday, November 4 in Marysville.  The study will look at hydraulics, wetlands and other waters […]

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California Weather Blog: After another extraordinary mid-winter dry spell, major atmospheric river to soak NorCal later this week

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From Daniel Swain at the California Weather Blog: “California has experienced some serious “weather whiplash” over the past several months. Extremely dry conditions heading into the early fall months gave way to a relatively brief ~2 week period of extremely heavy precipitation throughout much of coastal Northern California in early December, shattering local calendar date rainfall records in many places […]

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Obama Administration: Increasing Investment in U.S. Roads, Ports and Drinking Water Systems Through Innovative Financing

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From the White House press office: Building a 21st-century infrastructure is a critical component of the Administration’s efforts to accelerate economic growth, expand opportunity, create jobs and improve the competitiveness of the American economy. As part of this effort, President Obama launched the Build America Investment Initiative in July 2014, calling on federal agencies to find new ways to increase […]

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Satellites, river stage graphs, rainfall maps, atmospheric rivers, and more: Internet resources for watching the storm and waterways


Here are some internet resources where you can find information on weather conditions, river flows, and reservoirs that might be useful for watching the storm and its impacts from your computer. If you have an internet resource that you think would be a useful addition to this page, please send me an email. Be safe out there! For weather and […]

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Support Maven’s Notebook and help make an impact on California water in 2015!

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Dear readers: As the year draws to a close, I’d like to thank you for being a reader of Maven’s Notebook. I also want to talk a bit about the accomplishments this year, as well as look to the future. Maven’s Notebook readership continued to grow, reaching an all-time high in August. The detailed and extensive coverage of meetings and […]

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Weekend reading: Living with Water Scarcity, Battling drought: The science of water management, and 40 maps that explain food production in the U.S.

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If you’re looking for something different to spend reading on these last days of summer, here are some free (or nearly free) reads you might be interested in: Living with Water Scarcity David Zetland, economist and author of the popular blog, Aguanomics, has made his eBook, Living with Water Scarcity, a free download.  His bottom line:  “Everyone needs to do […]

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The internet guide to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan


The comment period for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan will draw to a close on July 29, reaching an important milestone on the road to a decision point.  Of course, we’re not there yet.  After the public comment period closes, the comments will be considered and the substantive comments responded to, and final documents prepared.  Those documents will then be […]

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Miscellaneous notes: Take a Virtual Water Tour of California, DWR’s Apprenticeship Program, and a new water pricing interactive from the New CA Water Atlas

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Take a virtual water tour around the state: There is no other state where water and economic development is so tightly woven together than here in California. Since the gold rush, water has been the engine that has promoted economic and social development in the state. Water is still a precious resource in California; however, by nature, the distribution of […]

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Website news: Coming up this week, plus it’s your choice … what should I work on next … ?


Okay, readers, my list is long and there’s only one of me, so I have decided to see what you would be most interested in reading next. But first, here’s what’s coming up this week on the Notebook: The 2014 California Water Policy Seminar Series will be continuing.  On Monday, Tim Quinn and Jay Ziegler discussing restoration, economics, and infrastructure […]

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