Reactions to Senator Feinstein’s revised drought legislation

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Yesterday, Senator Feinstein introduced her revised drought legislation. Here are all the reactions from legislators and interest groups I’ve received, arranged in alphabetical order: From the California Farm Bureau Federation: Introduction of a California water bill in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Dianne Feinstein will help Congress move toward final legislation that addresses the state’s chronic water shortages, according to […]

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Water supply index for Feb. 1

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From the Department of Water Resources: The forecasts are posted at: WSI:       http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/iodir/wsi B120:     http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/iodir?s=b120 Forecast Summary: The projected median April-July runoff in the major Sierra river basins ranges from 75 percent on the Kern River to 115 percent on the Mokelumne River. Forecasted median water year runoff in the Sierra ranges from 68 percent on the Tule River to […]

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California Weather Blog: Strong Southern California storm on Sunday, then drier interlude across California

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From Daniel Swain at the California Weather Blog: “A pretty big storm is headed for Southern California this evening, yet the radar (and even satellite) imagery remains rather quiet at the moment. The reason: instead of taking a long eastward trajectory over the Pacific Ocean–as so many systems destined for California do–this one is developing much closer to home: only […]

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Public Comment Period for Water Storage Investment Program Regulations

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From the California Water Commission: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for proposed regulations regarding the California Water Commission’s Water Storage Investment Program:  Proposition 1 requires the Commission to adopt regulations for the quantification and management of the public benefits of water storage projects by December 15, 2016. Public comments regarding the proposed regulation will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March […]

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More reactions … House Republicans response to Feinstein drought legislation; Delta Counties Coalition on Governor Brown’s State of the State; C-WIN on San Luis Drainage Resolution Act

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Batting clean-up on reactions … House Republicans on Senator Feinstein’s drought relief legislation … From the office of Congressman Kevin McCarthy: Members of the California House Republican delegation released the following statement on the current status of California drought legislation in Congress: “Over one month ago, the entire California House Republican delegation stood behind solutions to capture El Nino rain […]

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This just in … Bureau of Reclamation Outlines Water Year 2016 Central Valley Project Water Supply Conditions

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From the Bureau of Reclamation: In preparation for the initial 2016 water supply allocation announcement later this winter, the Bureau of Reclamation is providing an update on water supply conditions for the federal Central Valley Project (CVP). The water year (WY) runs from October 1 to September 30; the contract year for most CVP contractors runs from March 1 to […]

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Legislators and organizations respond to Governor Brown’s State of the State address

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Yesterday, Governor Brown delivered his State of the State address, focusing some attention on levees, climate change, and of course, water.  Here are the reactions to what the Governor said about water that I could find from legislators, organizations, and interest groups. I’ll continue to add others if I receive any more, but here’s what they had to say, listed […]

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Website news: Maven named one of nine Californians ‘who play a key role in California water policy”

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A big thank you to Debra Kahn over at E&E Publishing for including me on a list of California water all-stars:  I’m listed there, along with Felicia Marcus, Tom Birmingham, Tim Quinn, Ellen Hanak, Joe del Bosque, Kate Poole, Peter Gleick, and Laurel Firestone.  What an incredible honor!  Suffice it to say, I’ve come a long way since 2007 when […]

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Reactions: ACWA on State Water Board’s urban conservation reg; Delta Counties Coalition on Cal Water Fix; State Water Contractors on Cal Water Fix DCE

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There was a lot of breaking news on Friday:  The California Water Fix project released the details on Design and Construction Enterprise, as well as the project’s Biological Assessment; the State Water Board released the proposed emergency regulation for urban water conservation; and the drought contingency plan for the operation of the state and federal water projects for 2016 was […]

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Reactions to Governor Brown and the updated California Water Action Plan

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Californians for Water Security, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Northern California Water Association, and Restore the Delta respond to the events of the day Governor Brown’s appearance yesterday at the Association of California Water Agencies to promote the California Water Fix project and the updated California Water Action Plan event stirred some mild reactions. Here’s what they had to […]

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