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    Category Archive: News Worth Noting

    Nov 21 2014

    News Worth Noting: EPA, federal and state agencies, rice growers, industry act to protect endangered salmon and steelhead trout in California, Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects, River Islands draft EIS & Public Meeting

    EPA, federal and state agencies, rice growers, industry act to protect endangered salmon and steelhead trout in California:  “Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, in cooperation with state agencies, rice growers and industry, announced an agreement to create federally enforceable restrictions of the pesticide thiobencarb, an herbicide used …

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    Nov 20 2014

    News Worth Noting: State Water Board report shows pesticides increasing in streams, Curtailments temporarily lifted in Delta watershed, CVP M&I draft shortage policy now available

    State Water Board Stream Pollution Report Shows Trends in Chemical Contamination, Toxicity: “Detections and concentrations of pyrethroid pesticides are increasing in California stream sediments, according to a new report by the Stream Pollution Trends Monitoring Program of the State Water Resources Control Board.  The program is a statewide effort to measure trends in pollution levels …

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    Nov 19 2014

    News Worth Noting: Tuolumne Utilities District teams up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to build a Drought Resilience Plan, EPA requires Modesto wholesaler to protect Central Valley wetlands and pay penalty, following destruction of rare habitat

    Tuolumne Utilities District teams up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to build a Drought Resilience Plan:  “Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) in Sonora has been contacted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a drought response outreach guide to help other water utilities nationwide to combat drought issues.  Starting this week, a specialized …

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    Nov 18 2014

    News Worth Noting: Foresthill Public Utility District partners with Nevada Irrigation District on LiDAR mapping project, Obama Administration releases Climate Resilience Toolkit for communities, Metropolitan dedicates courtyard in honor of Jack Foley

    Foresthill Public Utility District Partners with Nevada Irrigation District on LiDAR Mapping Project: “The Foresthill Public Utility District (FPUD) announced today a partnership agreement with the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) of Grass Valley, CA. In a pact that will benefit each district, both parties will share certain costs on an aerial mapping project that uses …

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    Nov 17 2014

    News Worth Noting: Curtailments lifted for the Russian River watershed, Central Coast Water Board approves Cambria Emergency Drought Project, Historic agreement reached on Owens Lake Dust mitigation, San Diego countywide water use increases 6% in October

    Curtailments lifted for the Russian River watershed:  “The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is lifting the water right curtailment for all post-1914 water right permits and licenses in the Russian River watershed. This action is based on reduced diversion demands after October 31st, water conservation savings in the watershed, and recent increases in tributary flows.  Unless …

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    Nov 14 2014

    News Worth Noting: Trout Unlimited applauds passage of Klamath River bill by Senate committee, Senators Vitter, Shuster Push to Abandon Controversial Waters of the U.S. Rule, Tidal Wave or Drop in the Bucket? Differences in Water Use Across the United States

    Trout Unlimited applauds passage of Klamath River bill by Senate committee: “Trout Unlimited today applauded the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for passing the Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act, and called for rapid action by Congress to pass the bill into law before the end of the year.  Brian Johnson, California …

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    Nov 13 2014

    News Worth Noting: Water rights curtailments lifted for the Sacramento and San Joaquin River watersheds, CDFW tags sturgeon & tallies fishing report cards, Small business grant awarded for test for toxic algae blooms, CVP interim contracts, LA stormwater

    Water rights curtailments lifted for the Sacramento and San Joaquin River watersheds:  “The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is lifting the water right curtailments for post‐1914 water rights in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River watersheds with a priority date of December 31, 1953, and earlier.  This action is based on reduced …

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    Nov 07 2014

    News Worth Noting: Reclamation revises standard criteria for evaluating water management plans, DWR announces drought funding, Dutch Slough Tidal Restoration EIR finalized, Reclamation’s climate change adaptation strategy, Nancy Sutley and Margaret Spring join Ocean Science Trust Board

    Reclamation announces revision of the standard criteria for evaluating water management plans: “The Bureau of Reclamation in September 2014 hosted three public meetings to present information and receive comments on the proposed revision to the Standard Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans. Reclamation has updated the Standard Criteria in response to the Central Valley Project …

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    Nov 06 2014

    News Worth Noting: Diversion dam removal improves habitat for migrating fish in Tehama County; National water use at its lowest levels since 1970s

    Diversion Dam Removal Improves Habitat for Migrating Fish in Tehama County: “Federal and State wildlife agencies are working with a private land owner in Tehama County to benefit both fish and people.  Last month, an 80 year-old diversion dam on the South Fork of Cottonwood Creek in Tehama County was demolished as part of a …

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    Nov 05 2014

    News Worth Noting: Draft enviro docs for CA Aqueduct temporary pumping facilities; State Water Board performance report now available, LA Aqueduct Cascades to open to the public, San Diego County Water Authority comments on per-capita water use figures

    Draft Environmental Documents Available for Placement Of Temporary Pumping Facilities Along the California Aqueduct: “The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review an Environmental Assessment on a proposal to place temporary pumps along a joint-use portion of the California Aqueduct. The pumps would reverse flow so the Santa Clara Valley Water District can recover …

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    Nov 04 2014

    News worth noting: UC Riverside experts propose seven bold solutions to managing the drought, Reclamation releases draft enviro docs for Sacto area interim water contracts, LA DWP increases turf removal rebate to $3.75 per square foot, and USGS and Canada reach confluence in monitoring streamflow

    UC Riverside experts propose seven bold solutions to managing the drought:  UC Riverside’s magazine tackles the drought crisis:  ” … While the outlook remains grim, the good news is that the extraordinary amount of water we waste, everywhere from farming to bathing, means there’s room for real conservation. Riverside is the hub of the Southern …

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    Nov 03 2014

    News Worth Noting: Policy for Implementing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, Regional Water Board and Caltrans Agree to Settle Water Code Violations in Tuolumne County, Reclamation Releases Draft Enviro Docs for CVP Interim Renewal Contracts

    Document: Policy for Implementing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund:  “This Policy is adopted for the State Water Resource Control Board’s (State Water Board) implementation of the 1996 Amendments to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which created the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program. The DWSRF provides various types of assistance for …

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    Oct 31 2014

    News Worth Noting: Advocates stage long distance run to support State Water Board action on Delta flows, Sacramento water use down, Enviro docs for groundwater in Friant-Kern canal, trout planting resumes in Kern and Tulare waterways, San Gabriel Valley water use up

    Broad Coalition Demonstrates Strong Support for State Water Board Action on Fresh Water Flows in the San Joaquin River and Bay-Delta:  “Today a long-distance relay run delivered 2,100 petition signatures and a letter from 50 non-profits representing commercial fishing, anglers, fish and wildlife conservation, river recreation, and consumer protection advocates requesting rapid action from the …

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    Oct 30 2014

    News Worth Noting: El Nino outlook for the West, Reclamation releases enviro docs for refuge water exchange, Delta newsletters

    Center for Western Weather Extremes releases El Nino outlook and impacts for the West:  “The Western Regional Climate Center (Kelly Redmond and Nina Oakley) along with NOAA, NIDIS and other western region partners have released a summary discussing El Nino impacts and outlook (October 2014). These brief easy-to-read stories provide a convenient 2-page look at …

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    Oct 29 2014

    News Worth Noting: Israeli water expert visits California to share technology and experience, Homeowners encouraged to prepare trees for a dry winter season, Nimbus Fish Hatchery ladder to open November 3

    Internationally Acclaimed Water Expert Visits California to Share Israeli Technology and Experience to Combat Drought: “Last year, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the sharing of technology and enhancing economic interests between California and Israel. As part of that historic agreement Prof. Eilon Adar, …

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