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    Category Archive: News Worth Noting

    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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    Oct 28 2014

    News Worth Noting: Friant files legal challenge over State Water Board’s emergency decision process, Tribal chiefs and groundwater protectors oppose Prop 1,and North Bay Water Reuse Authority supports Prop. 1

    Friant Files Legal Challenge Over State Board’s Drought Emergency Decision Process: “How the State Water Resources Board and its executive officer, Thomas Howard, have made far-reaching drought emergency decisions have been legally challenged by the Friant Water Authority and most of its member agencies, all of which were denied deliveries of any Central Valley Project …

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    Oct 24 2014

    News Worth Noting: Science and policy working together to help the Delta, Annual report calls for adoption of wide-ranging water strategy, San Gabriel Valley uses less water, Weekly Water and Climate Report

    Science and policy working together to help the Delta:  “Successfully resolving California’s long-standing water supply and ecosystem restoration conflicts in the Delta depends on sound policy based on the best available science. Fostering that collaboration is the backdrop for the 8th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference, October 28-30, 2014, jointly sponsored by the Delta Stewardship Council …

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    Oct 23 2014

    News Worth Noting: New PPIC poll finds most Favor Proposition 1, Pacific Institute releases analysis of Prop 1, Researchers evaluate effectiveness of water policies aimed at reducing consumption, San Diego water board fines industries over stormwater

    New PPIC poll: Following the News of Drought Closely, Most Favor Proposition 1: “When read the ballot title and label for Proposition 1, 56 percent of likely voters say they would vote yes, 32 percent no, and 12 percent don’t know. Most Democrats (68%) and independents (56%) favor the measure, which would fund water quality, …

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    Oct 22 2014

    News Worth Noting: Flood agencies illustrate disaster threat, need for preparation; Reclamation releases enviro docs for Valley water exchange with refuge benefits; new report says 5.4 million residents live within a mile of an oil or gas well, CA moves closer to design build; Agencies partner to measure water quality impacts

    Flood agencies illustrate disaster threat, need for preparation: “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and the state of California’s Department of Water Resources are promoting California Flood Preparedness Week, October 20-25, by releasing two video products to improve Californians’ awareness and preparedness for flooding.  Two of the three videos, focused on two regional areas …

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    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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