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    Category Archive: News Worth Noting

    Aug 29 2014

    News Worth Noting: Wildlife Conservation Board funds projects, Siskiyou County seeks high court review of groundwater decision, City of San Jose issues emergency drought declaration, another buyer for Cadiz water, San Diego supports water bond

    Wildlife Conservation Board funds environmental improvement and acquisition projects:  “At its Aug. 28 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $30 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 29 funded projects will provide benefits to fish and wildlife – including some endangered species …

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    Aug 27 2014

    News Worth Noting: Water districts call for passage of groundwater legislation, Golden Gate Salmon Associaton statement on Klamath salmon water dispute, Wolk bill to address disadvantaged communities’ infrastructure needs

    Water Districts Across State Call on Passage of Groundwater Legislation: AB 1739 and SB 1168: “Throughout California, water districts and agencies are calling on state legislators to pass meaningful groundwater management legislation this session, specifically AB 1739 (Dickinson) and SB 1168 (Pavley). These two bills are key to ensuring adequate and reliable groundwater supplies. Better …

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    Aug 26 2014

    News Worth Noting: Army Corps dams and projects undamaged after Napa quake, Friant Water Authority on Reclamation’s Klamath decision, and Presidio to get drought-resistant landscaping

    Army Corps dams and projects undamaged after Napa quake: “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-owned dams and ongoing Corps construction projects in the vicinity of the Aug. 25 Northern California earthquake are undamaged, Corps engineers verified in site inspections Aug. 25-26.  Inspected Corps dams include Coyote Valley and Warm Springs dams, the nearest Corps dams to …

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    Aug 25 2014

    News Worth Noting: What business leaders are saying about groundwater, Interactive map for climate data, Enforcement order issued against Tahoe gas station

    What Business Leaders Are Saying: Protecting California’s Groundwater is Good for the Economy: “Throughout California, business leaders are talking about the need for groundwater management reform as key to ensuring a strong economy that protects jobs and the ability to stay competitive. More local authority to manage groundwater, against the backdrop of a statewide framework, …

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    Aug 22 2014

    News Worth Noting: USGS releases California water use estimates for 2010; Desert Water Agency opposes groundwater legislation; LA meeting on groundwater monitoring for fracking; Pesticide restrictions for some Central Valley counties

    USGS: California Water Use Estimates for 2010 Released:  “About 38 billion gallons per day (42,000,000 acre-feet per year) of water were withdrawn from groundwater and surface-water sources in California in 2010, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey dataset, which is now available online. To put the quantity in perspective, this daily amount is equivalent …

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    Aug 21 2014

    News Worth Noting: Study: Water conservation strategy should consider health, cost, and community concerns, too; ACWA’s Quinn on groundwater legislation, legal analysis of Stockton East Water District court decision, MCWD files lawsuit over geothermal project

    Study: Water conservation strategy should consider health, cost, and community concerns, too: “In April, California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order asking residents to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent. That hasn’t happened. Since then, the state’s dry conditions have worsened, with more than 80 percent of California now in an extreme drought …

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    Aug 20 2014

    News Worth Noting: Sustainable ag groups support water bond, State Water Board approves school stormwater program, lessons from Kansas on groundwater management

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    New Water Bond Aims Funding at Agricultural Water Savings – Sustainable Agriculture Groups Support: “California farmers and ranchers have something to celebrate in the new water bond, recently approved by the legislature and Governor Brown for the November ballot. The water bond includes $100 million for water use efficiency projects in agricultural and urban areas. …

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    Aug 19 2014

    News Worth Noting: C-WIN opposes water bond, new satellite data for farmers, facts about bottled water and CA drought, Folsom Dam spillway project, Met’s water saving rebates, LADWP water cops

    C-WIN Opposes Wasteful Water Bond: Proposition 1 Will Burden Taxpayers, Do Nothing to Alleviate California’s Water Woes: “Proposition 1, the water bond approved by the California legislature for the November 2014 ballot, would waste an extravagant amount of taxpayer money just when the state is recovering from the Great Recession. Further, the bond would do …

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    Aug 15 2014

    News Worth Noting: State and federal wildlife managers preparing for migrating birds, CPUC order water utilities to notify customers of water use restrictions and fines, Klamath team on high alert, vernal pools protected, Tahoe: State of the Lake Report 2014

      State and Federal Wildlife Managers Preparing Habitat for Migrating Birds: “Each year millions of birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway relying on a diverse string of habitats that stretch from Alaska and Canada to Central and South America. While the wetlands of the Central Valley provide less than 5 percent of the habitat historically …

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    Aug 11 2014

    News Worth Noting: Meral urges legislature to pass amended water bond, PacificCorp agrees to reservoir drawdown in Klamath region, enviro docs for temp change in water quality requirements for the DMC, Vidak’s statement on $8.7B bond, 2015 Clean Water Act Non-Point Source Grant Program

    Jerry Meral with the Natural Heritage Institute urges lawmakers to pass an amended water bond:  In a letter addressed to state legislative leaders, he writes:  “Thank you for your diligent work to develop a water bond that is fiscally prudent, responsive to the state’s water needs, and balanced with respect to environmental quality and water …

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    Aug 08 2014

    News Worth Noting: Delta Stewardship Council releases interior Delta flows report, California Water Fix Coalition launches website, legal analysis on recent water district win against Reclamation, Del Puerto Water District transfer, Nimbus fish weir, sustainable water management standards

    Delta Stewardship Council releases Interior Delta Flows And Related Stressors – Panel Summary Report: “The Delta Science Program has posted an independent scientific review panel report on interior Delta flows and related stressors. The report was prepared in support of the State Water Resources Control Board’s process of reviewing and updating Bay-Delta flow objectives to protect …

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    Aug 07 2014

    News Worth Noting: Polls show likely voters favor scaled-down water bond, Wolk responds, tunnel opponents question bond’s ‘tunnel neutrality’, DWR files consistency determination with DSC, SCWA and Scripps sign agreement

    Likely voters favor scaled-down water bond:  “Two public opinion polls commissioned jointly by the California Alliance for Jobs, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) show that a scaled-­‐down water bond has a significantly better chance of obtaining voter approval than the $11.1 billion bond currently slated for the November 2014 …

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    Aug 06 2014

    News Worth Noting: Water bond comments from a coalition of advocacy groups and Audubon, Klamath irrigators told to cease irrigation, Conan O’Brien urges Californians to conserve

    Advocacy Groups Present Outline for Commonsense $6B Water Bond:  A coalition of environmental and other advocacy groups that includes the Sierra Club and the Planning and Conservation League released this statement yesterday on the Governor’s water bond proposal:  “Today a coalition of environmental and responsible government advocacy organizations released an alternative outline for a pared-down …

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    Aug 05 2014

    News Worth Noting: Blue-green algae blooms in Klamath River, legislators to tour Sites Reservoir, Fish weir installation at Nimbus, Sea water threatening Central Coast groundwater, Kern County public meeting on fracking and groundwater monitoring

    Blue-green algae blooms in Klamath River and Reservoirs result in warning against water contact or use: “Swimmers, boaters and recreational users are to urged to avoid direct contact with or use of waters containing blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), now blooming in the Klamath River in Northern California.  Copco and Iron Gate Reservoirs and the Klamath River …

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    Aug 04 2014

    News Worth Noting: CSPA reviews Delta habitat restoration projects, Delta Conservancy & Stewardship Council newsletters, Golden Gate Salmon Ass’n on 21st Century Water Legislation, MCWD votes to sue over geothermal project

    An Overview of Habitat Restoration Successes and Failures in the Sacramento-San  Joaquin Delta: The California Sporfishing Protection Alliance has released a 48-page report on habitat restoration projects completed or underway in the Delta, reviewing projects individually on each island:  ” … Despite numerous restoration projects, there have been few documented successes in the Delta.  Many …

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