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News Worth Noting: DWR & Reclamation petition for renewal of TUCP, DWR endorses need to improve seasonal precip forecasting, Met approves $350 million for turf removal

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DWR & Bureau of Reclamation petition for renewal of Temporary Urgency Change Petition: The State Water Board has announced that the Department of Water Resources and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation have submitted a request to renew a Temporary Urgency Change Petition to modify water right requirements of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project to meet Bay-Delta flow and […]

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News Worth Noting: Wildlife Conservation Board funds environmental improvement and acquisition projects, New maps reveal sea floor off San Francisco area, State mandates & desalination factor into San Diego County Water Authority’s rate increase for 2016

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Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects:  “At its May 21 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.8 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 19 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide the public […]

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News Worth Noting: ACWA presents recommendations on water storage investments, Secretary Jewell announces $50 Million to help conserve water in drought-stricken West, Drought barrier construction requires Delta detours

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ACWA presents recommendations on water storage investments:  “Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Executive Director Timothy Quinn today presented the California Water Commission (CWC) with recommendations for investing in water storage projects to meet the state’s water needs. The recommendations, contained in a policy document approved by the ACWA Board of Directors this spring, are intended to help inform and […]

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News Worth Noting: UCLA report shows 75% of Los Angeles County water systems vulnerable to drought and other challenges, State Water Board files fraud complaint against company; SoCal metal finishers for CWA violoations

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UCLA report shows 75% of Los Angeles County water systems vulnerable to drought, other challenges:  “Despite the importance of potable water to the quality of life, economy, and ecosystems in Los Angeles County, surprisingly little is known about the 228 government and private entities that deliver water, and how vulnerable or resilient they are to withstanding pressures from droughts and […]

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News Worth Noting: Poachers take advantage of drought conditions to target juvenile salmon; Environmental groups file lawsuit challenging California’s new aquifer exemption compliance schedule regulations; Clear Creek pulse flows, $246M for Central Valley urban flood projects

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Poachers take advantage of drought conditions to target juvenile salmon:  “California wildlife officers patrolling the Sacramento River recently cited six suspects for unlawfully taking and possessing juvenile salmon, and using the young fish as bait to target sturgeon. All of the suspects initially denied use of salmon as bait, but wildlife officers were able to reel in their lines and […]

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News Worth Noting: Sustainable groundwater management facilitation services available; Madera County growers fined for failing to acquire water quality permits; LA celebrates TAP Water Day; Colorado River Basin Collaborative Moving Forward Report

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Sustainable Groundwater Management Facilitation Services Available:  “The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is pleased to announce a local assistance program to support local public agencies seeking to meet requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).  DWR is offering in-kind facilitation support services to local public agencies to support SGMA efforts including forming groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) and developing […]

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News Worth Noting: Diverse coalition negotiating historic venture to reintroduce salmon to Sierra, Lawsuit seeks to halt illegal dumping of toxic oil waste into aquifers, San Diego County Water Authority on new drought regs, LADWP works to save water during maintenance ops

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Diverse coalition negotiating historic venture to reintroduce salmon to Sierra:  “Spring-run Chinook salmon could return to their historic spawning habitat on the North Yuba River under a still-developing agreement involving three agencies and three conservation groups. Working together as the “Yuba Salmon Partnership Initiative,” the coalition released a framework for such an agreement today.  When completed, the agreement would create […]

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News Worth Noting: Senate Democrats ask Governor to speed up drought relief; Lack of snow renders snow survey moot; Curtailments of water rights with Term 91 as a condition of their permit or license

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Senate Democrats Ask Governor To Speed Up Drought Relief:  “In a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, the California State Senate’s Majority Caucus urge collaboration and list precise steps to help the state confront the historic drought crisis.  Signed by all 25 Democratic Senators, including Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, the letter asks for immediate drought relief funding and […]

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News Worth Noting: Sacramento River closure now in effect, Turlock Dairy fined

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Sacramento River closure went into effect on Monday:  “The recommendation by the state Fish and Game Commission to close more than five miles of the Sacramento River to fishing was approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on Friday April 24.  An emergency regulation closing 5.5 miles of spawning habitat above the city of Redding on the Upper Sacramento […]

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News Worth Noting: 401 Water Quality Certification Application Posted for Drought Barrier; UC Regents Settle on Underground Storage Tank Violations; LADWP Revises Water Conservation Ordinance; San Diego County Water Authority Public Opinion Poll

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401 Water Quality Certification Application – Public Notice Posted for 2015 Emergency Drought Barrier Project: The State Water Resources Control Board has posted a Public Notice of a Clean Water Act 401 Water Quality Certification Application for the California Department of Water Resources 2015 Emergency Drought Barrier Project.   Click here for the public notice.   Settlement Reached With University of […]

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