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    Category Archive: News Worth Noting

    Oct 17 2014

    News Worth Noting: C-WIN says Obama selling out to Westlands Water District; California Water Foundation Launches Proposition 1 Public Education Campaign, Water bond funding summary, Metropolitan increases local incentives program

    C-WIN press release: Obama selling out to Westlands Water District: “Obama administration officials have reached a settlement with the largest irrigation district in the United States that forgives nearly $400 million in debt, provides massive quantities of subsidized water to corporate agriculture without acreage limitations, and allows continued pollution of state waterways. The agreement is …

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    Oct 15 2014

    News Worth Noting: Army Corps, water agencies and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation partner on wetland restoration; Supreme Court denies petition for review in Russian River frost protection case; LA Mayor issues drought directive; NRDC and CA Water Foundation respond

    Corps, water agencies, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation partner on wetland restoration: “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, along with several state and federal regulatory agencies, approved a new program by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation which offers a new option for mitigating unavoidable impacts to California’s aquatic resources, including wetlands. The …

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    Oct 14 2014

    News Worth Noting: C-WIN on State Water Project Contract Extensions, No on Prop. 1 says water bond does not have “near-unanimous” support, Two petitions filed seeking Supreme Court review of Delta smelt case, CDPR’s Surface Water Protection Program, new exhibit at Met headquarters

    Brown Administration Gets Ugly Over State Water Project Contract Extension:  “A proposed Environmental Impact Report on a long-term extension of State Water Project contracts threatens regional and local water agencies with delivery cutbacks if they don’t sign on to the deal.  A coalition of water policy reform advocates is opposing the proposed EIR, characterizing it …

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    Oct 13 2014

    News Worth Noting: San Joaquin River Restoration Program update on Friant flows, Illegal pot grow sites cleaned up, SFPUC and Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership honored, Los Angeles water use takes a dive, draft State Drinking Water Plan

    San Joaquin River Restoration Program: Update on flows out of Friant Dam: “In February 2014, due to drought conditions, the Bureau of Reclamation stopped the San Joaquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP) flows out of Friant Dam near Fresno into the San Joaquin River.  Unrelated to the SJRRP, In mid-May 2014, Reclamation began releasing flows from Friant Dam to meet contractual obligations to deliver …

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    Oct 10 2014

    News Worth Noting, groundwater edition: Groundwater law interactive timeline, Documents reveal billions of fracking waste injected into Central CA aquifers, San Gabriel Valley Water Assn launches weekly groundwater alerts, Western Govs express concerns over USFS groundwater directive

    California’s New Groundwater Law: An Interactive Timeline: What are the major deadlines for local groundwater management agencies, and when can—or must—state agencies act?  “Many (including Legal Planet’s own Rick Frank) have examined the pros and cons of California’s new locally-focused groundwater management law.  Such analyses will continue to be critically important as state and local players move …

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    Oct 09 2014

    News Worth Noting: Informational materials now available on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, U.S. Department of the Interior and Western municipal water suppliers announce agreement to fund conservation projects on the Colorado River

    Informational Materials Now Available on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act:  “ACWA has prepared a suite of informational materials on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014, the legislative package enacted last month that provides a framework for sustainable groundwater management by local authorities.  The materials include a fact sheet, an FAQ, an implementation schedule, a detailed …

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    Oct 08 2014

    News Worth Noting: Revised TUCP order for October San Joaquin River flows, Gov. signs legislation giving more time and funding to clean up underground storage tank sites, Settlement agreement reached with two Kern County oil firms

    Revised Order on Temporary Urgency Change Petition for October San Joaquin River flows:  “On September 26, 2014, the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) submitted a request for modifications to the Order, originally approved on January 31, 2014 (and modified several times since then), that approved a temporary urgency change in license and permit terms …

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    Oct 07 2014

    News Worth Noting: Sacramento Regional Water Authority launches “Drought Champs” campaign, Reclamation releases revised SL&DMA transfer docs, Salinas River flood control and habitat project certified

    Sacramento Regional Water Authority Launches New “Drought Champs” Campaign: “The Regional Water Authority (RWA) today is launching a new public service campaign to thank residents for their outstanding water conservation efforts during California’s historic drought and to encourage further reductions. The campaign, which will feature messages in radio and print advertising, as well as a …

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    Oct 06 2014

    News Worth Noting: CVP begins water year 2015 with 3.1 MAF in storage, Governor signs recycled water bill, salmon fishermen oppose Prop 1, Reclamation to increase flows on Klamath river in response to disease, legal analysis of frost protection ruling, San Joaquin seepage contract awarded

    Central Valley Project Begins Water Year 2015 with 3.1 Million Acre-Feet of Storage (2 Million Acre-Feet Less than WY 2014): “The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project began water year 2015 (Oct. 1, 2014, to Sept. 30, 2015) with 3.1 million acre-feet of water in six key CVP reservoirs (Shasta, Trinity, Folsom, New Melones, and …

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    Sep 30 2014

    News Worth Noting: Dry Water Year 2014 Ends, Conservation Critical as New Water Year Begins; Governor signs bills to meet disadvantaged communities’ infrastructure needs, and to require formal consultation with Native American tribes during CEQA process

    Dry Water Year 2014 Ends, Conservation Critical as New Water Year Begins: “Water Year 2014, ending [today], is going into the record books as one of California’s driest ever with no promise that the new water year beginning Wednesday will be any wetter. As the calendar turns after three years of drought, reservoirs are low, …

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    Sep 26 2014

    News Worth Noting: Delta Watermaster Report on local water governance in the Delta, Water bond fact sheet, Weekly drought monitor report, Chevron settles with State Water Board, and more …

    New Delta Watermaster report on local water governance in the Delta: Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson has completed his last report as his 4-year term will be complete at the end of the month: “As the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta (Delta) evolved from an historic tidally-influenced marshland to a diverse agricultural region, local water governance structures …

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    Sep 25 2014

    News Worth Noting: Governor signs new laws amending Urban Water Management Planning Act, Sacto Regional San approves $2B upgrade to wastewater treatment plant, Poseidon statement on Select Committee Desalination Hearing

    Governor Signs New Laws Amending California’s Urban Water Management Planning Act: “Under new amendments to California’s Urban Water Management Planning Act, urban water suppliers will be required to provide narrative descriptions of their water demand management measures and account for system water losses when preparing Urban Water Management Plans, among other changes. The amended Act, …

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    Sep 23 2014

    News Worth Noting: New Report Predicts Climate Change Will Significantly Impact California’s Central Valley, CDFW completes emergency restoration project to protect giant garter snakes in Sacramento County, Sea Otter Numbers Holding Steady, Corps reviews final Isabella Lake Dam model

    New Report Predicts Climate Change Will Significantly Impact California’s Central Valley:  “A new report released today by the Department of the Interior’s Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor finds that projected changes in temperature and precipitation, combined with a growing population, will have significant impacts on water supplies, water quality, fish and wildlife habitats, ecosystems, hydropower, …

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    Sep 18 2014

    News Worth Noting: Delta Dialogues Phase II Report, CDFW seeks public comment on wetland restoration program, landscape symposia report, cleaning up Maywood water, data sharing in natural resource and infrastructure projects

    Delta Dialogues Phase II Report now available:  The Delta Dialogues is a Delta Conservancy project with the goal of developing relationships and shared understanding among Delta stakeholders, many of whom had often battled each other in public meetings and in the courts.  “The Delta Dialogues offer an alternative to the typical ways of discussing the …

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    Sep 15 2014

    News Worth Noting: NOP for CEQA docs issued for SWP contract extensions, NCPA files complaint against Reclamation, No on Prop 1 says water bond fails to deliver, FY 2014-15 water quality fees, Prop 84 PSP, Invester-owned water companies support CPUC resolution

    DWR issues Notice of Preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the extension of State Water Project water supply contracts:  DWR will be the lead agency for the preparation of CEQA documents for the extension of the State Water Project water supply contracts, which propose to amend certain provisions of the State Water Resources Development …

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