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    Category Archive: News Worth Noting

    Jul 25 2014

    News Worth Noting: NASA study finds 75% of water loss in Colorado River Basin is from groundwater, San Diego CWA calls for mandatory water use restrictions, weekly drought report

    NASA study finds 75% of water loss in Colorado River Basin is from groundwater:  “A new study by scientists from NASA and the University of California, Irvine, has found that over 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose …

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    Jul 24 2014

    News Worth Noting: Legal analysis of federal court decision denying challenge to water transfers, updated urban water survey data, Integrated Water Management 2013 Annual Report

    Legal Analysis:  Federal District Court Denies Environmental Groups’ NEPA Challenge to Summer 2014 Delta Water Transfers: “On July 11, 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a ruling denying a motion for preliminary injunction seeking to bar the United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) from approving or carrying out …

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    Jul 23 2014

    News Worth Noting: New PPIC fact sheet on water use, updated fact sheet on emergency water conservation regulations, enviro docs for Placer County-Westlands transfer, EIR certified for controversial geothermal project, Martis Creek Lake reopens

    New PPIC Fact Sheet on water use:  “The current drought is exposing major challenges across all sectors of the state’s water use—environmental, agricultural, and urban. This fact sheet outlines how California’s water is allocated, clarifying a complex system in which water is used—and reused—throughout the state.”  Read the fact sheet here:  Water Use in California …

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    Jul 22 2014

    News Worth Noting: C-WIN says taxpayers & ratepayers on hook for BDCP, meetings on proposed low-flow closure of Russian River, Santa Cruz pot grow busted

    C-WIN: California Department of Water Resources Running Out of Funds for BDCP: Taxpayers & Ratepayers on the Hook: “Even as it continues to promote the ruinously expensive, environmentally destructive and ultimately unworkable Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), the California Department of Water Resources has failed to collect $125 million for ongoing operations owed by water …

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    Jul 21 2014

    News Worth Noting: USDA Provides Aid to 73,000 Rural Californians Impacted by Drought, Delta Protection Commission newsletter, public workshops for 4th climate assessment, enviro docs for refuge pumping costs reimbursements

    USDA Provides Aid to 73,000 Rural Californians Impacted by Drought:  “Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA is providing $9.7 million in emergency water assistance to 73,000 residents in 11 California counties experiencing the driest year on record.  “This drought is devastating those who live, work and raise their families in much of rural California,” …

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    Jul 18 2014

    News Worth Noting: Legal analysis of Sacramento Superior Court groundwater decision plus the actual court ruling, credits proposed for voluntary conservation actions, new Delta lead scientist sought, opinion poll shows Californians back groundwater protection, latest drought monitor shows drought deepening

    Sacramento Superior Court Rules That the Public Trust Doctrine Can Apply to Groundwater Extractions That Harm Navigable Waters: “On July 14, 2014, the Sacramento Superior Court issued a ruling that the public trust doctrine protects navigable waters from harm caused by extraction of groundwater so connected to a navigable water that its extraction adversely affects …

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    Jul 17 2014

    News Worth Noting: Final text of State Water Board’s Emergency Regulations, Woodland levees rated unacceptable, Owens pupfish, San Vicente Dam Raise, 50th anniversary of Water Resources Research Act

    Final text of State Water Board resolution with proposed Emergency Regulations now available:  You can find the adopted resolution along with the proposed Emergency Regulations on this page:  State Water Board Drought Year Water Actions   Army Corps rates Woodland levees as unacceptable:  “Inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District rated the …

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    Jul 16 2014

    News Worth Noting: Governor Brown announces appointments to California Water Commission, San Diego County Water Authority recommends mandatory water-use restrictions, grants awarded for boating and clean water, EPA announces green tech grant awards

    Governor Brown announces appointments to the California Water Commission:  All current members confirmed, and one new addition:  “Armando Quintero, 58, of Marin, has been appointed to the California Water Commission. Quintero has been director of development at the University of California, Merced Sierra Nevada Research Institute since 2008. He was an independent environmental educator from …

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    Jul 15 2014

    News Worth Noting: Court denies injunction to stop water transfers, Report: Delta Smelt on the Scaffold; Labor groups express support for BDCP, Delta Stewardship Council is hiring, Army Corps draft plan for W Sac flood risk reduction

    Court Denies Injunction Sought to Stop Water Transfers to Protect Fish: “On 11 July 2014, Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill, of the U.S. District Court in Fresno California, denied a motion for preliminary injunction to stop the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) from transferring water through the south Delta  export pumps to the San Luis & …

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    Jul 14 2014

    News Worth Noting: Huffman offers drought relief amendment, Allied growers send letter to Congress, Governor signs bill to help San Joaquin River Conservancy, Save Our Water at the State Fair, Martis Lake closure

    Congressman Jared Huffman Offers Amendment to Provide Relief from Record California Drought, Reduce Funding for Nuclear Power Research: “Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) offered an amendment to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4923) to provide relief from the historic drought facing California and many other western states. Huffman’s …

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    Jul 11 2014

    News Worth Noting: Updated fact sheet on proposed urban drought regs, CVPIA Open House, “Slow the Flow” video series, Senator Feinstein on Mammoth geothermal project, and expedited groundwater cleanup for LA

    Updated fact sheet on proposed emergency drought regs for urban water conservation:  The State Water Board has released an updated fact sheet for the urban water conservation emergency regulations that are considered for adoption at next week’s Board meeting.  You can find the updated fact sheet as well as all other documents on the revised …

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    Jul 09 2014

    News Worth Noting: Assemblyman Logue leads bi-partisan effort urging Congress for drought relief, Restore the Delta: Any water bond with tunnels mitigation is not ‘tunnels neutral’, Lake Mead drops to historic lows, landscaper workshops scheduled

    Assemblyman Logue Leads Bi-Partisan Effort Urging Congress for Drought Relief:  “North State Assemblyman and Chief Republican Whip, Dan Logue, along with a number of bi-partisan legislators, sent a letter to Congress today, urging them to help California during this historic drought. Joining Logue on the letter are Republican Minority Leader Connie Conway, Republican Minority Leader-elect …

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    Jul 08 2014

    News Worth Noting: What people are saying about groundwater, Metropolitan launches drought awareness media campaign, timelapse of installation of gate at Folsom Dam

    What People Are Saying About Protecting California’s Groundwater: “Water experts, local water agencies, environmental groups, agricultural interests, homeowners and the media continue to join the call to fix California’s broken groundwater management system. Here’s what they’re saying about two rapidly moving bills (SB 1168 and AB 1739) aimed at advancing sustainable management of groundwater basins …

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    Jul 03 2014

    News Worth Noting: DFW enacts emergency water conservation regs for timber harvesters, new Title 24 standard to cut energy use and save water, NASA launches mission to study carbon dioxide

    Emergency Water Conservation Regulations for Timber Harvesters Enacted: “In light of the unprecedented drought, the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection adopted emergency regulations to conserve water for fish habitat and drinking water for Californians. The regulations became effective June 19.  The new Water Drafting Emergency Regulations require approved timber harvesting plans on private timber …

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    Jul 02 2014

    News Worth Noting: Aerojet and Folsom collaborate to help in drought, Legal analysis on Light vs. State Water Board, Senators say proposed ‘Waters of the U.S.’ could jeopardize fireworks displays

    Aerojet Rocketdyne and the City of Folsom Collaborate to Alleviate California Drought Conditions:  “Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, and the City of Folsom have completed infrastructure improvements that are designed to preserve the water capacity of Lake Folsom by using treated groundwater for the company’s industrial water system. The improvements include upgrades to a groundwater treatment …

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