Category Archives: News Worth Noting

News Worth Noting: Statement by Water Commission on Prop 1 funding; Napolitano elected ranking member of water subcommittee; New chair and vice-chair for SCVWD

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Statement from California Water Commission on Proposition 1 Funding for Water Storage Projects: Commission chair Joe Byrne issued the following statement at the Commission’s Jan. 21, 2015 meeting:   “In approving the water bond, California voters have entrusted this Commission with a huge responsibility and it is one that we do not take lightly. We are committed to developing an investment […]

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News Worth Noting: Vidak introduces legislation to accelerate water projects, Family Farm Alliance Road Map for western ag, OriginOil’s pilot project to clean up ‘produced water’

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Senator Andy Vidak introduces legislation to accelerate completion of critical water projects:  “Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today introduced Senate Bill 127, which would streamline the environmental review process so that critical water projects funded by the 2014 water bond can be completed quickly. … “Dozens of communities in my district lack access to clean drinking water,” said Vidak.  “If we […]

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News Worth Noting: CalWater 2015 launched to study atmospheric rivers, new interactive map of urban water use, steelhead collection, Cambria emergency drought project, earthquake-resistant water pipe

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CalWater 2015: Atmospheric Rivers, Cloud-Creating Aerosol Particles, and California Reservoirs: “In the midst of the California rainy season, scientists are embarking on a field campaign designed to improve the understanding of the natural and human-caused phenomena that determine when and how the state gets its precipitation. They will do so by studying atmospheric rivers, meteorological events that include the famous […]

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News Worth Noting: H20 Hackathon, New coalition launches statewide ad campaign, Temperance Flat meeting, San Diego County water use drops, Weekly water and climate report, clean water protections

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Delta Community, Business Leaders to Sponsor H2O Hackathon – A Water Challenge: “iHUB San Joaquin in partnership with Restore the Delta, the Delta Coalition, Café Coop, the San Joaquin Partnership, the A.G. Spanos Companies and various Delta businesses announced today that they have joined together to sponsor a“H2O Hackathon: A Water Challenge” to identify sustainable solutions for water use. The […]

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News Worth Noting: Enhanced pesticide regulations for chloropicrin, Study on oil recovery techniques, Toxic release inventory data

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California Department of Pesticide Regulation announces enhanced pesticide regulations for chloropicrin: “The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has announced new rules for the use of the pesticide chloropicrin, providing enhanced protections for people who work and live near fields treated with the fumigant.  Chloropicrin is injected into the soil to control pests which threaten a variety of crops including strawberries, […]

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News Worth Noting: Metropolitan General Counsel on Delta smelt petition, Restore the Delta on Westlands Water District deal, A wealth of water saving wisdom now on video

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Metropolitan Water District General Counsel issues statement on U.S. Supreme Court denying Delta smelt petition:  “Marcia Scully, general counsel of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, issues the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision today to turn down a petition from several California water agencies, including Metropolitan. The petition sought a review of an appellate court ruling […]

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News Worth Noting: Senator Wolk on Governor’s budget proposal, Winter issue of Delta Voice, North Valley recycling project docs and public meeting, permanent flows for Owens River Gorge

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Senator Wolk on the Governor’s budget proposal:  “As the Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, I am pleased that the Governor’s budget prioritizes significant investment in water and flood management. The current drought demonstrates the need to invest in reliable, climate-resilient water supplies to sustain our economy, communities and ecosystems. I look forward to […]

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News Worth Noting: USFWS announces $1.8 million in grants to conserve coastal wetlands; Orange County Water District to enter into negotiations for desal water from Poseidon Huntington Beach, Sacramento’s drought faces

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Over $1.8 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands in California: “U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced three grants, totaling more than $1.8 million to support critical coastal wetland projects in California. … State and local governments, private landowners, conservation groups and other partners will contribute over $35 million in […]

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News Worth Noting: Ecosystem Restoration Program’s Annual Report, Court issues judgment for Owens Lake dust control project, State Water Board offers free online calendar

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DFW’s Ecosystem Restoration Program’s Annual Report:  “The Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) is a multi-agency effort aimed at improving and increasing aquatic and terrestrial habitats and ecological functions in the Delta and its tributaries. The ERP Focus Area includes the Delta, Suisun Bay, the Sacramento River below Shasta Dam, the San Joaquin River below the confluence with the Merced River, and […]

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News Worth Noting: Bay + Delta + Water: Better Together conference report; CA Water Quality Monitoring Council Triennial Audit; Sacramento River bank erosion repair program; Groundwater and Friant-Kern Canal

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Bay + Delta + Water: Better Together conference report now available:  Friends of the San Francisco Estuary has released a conference report summarizing September’s Bay + Delta + Water: Better Together conference including outcomes and analysis from the conference proceedings, as well as identifying priority actions. The 4-page report, attachments, and additional conference materials are available at the Friends of […]

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