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    Category Archive: News Worth Noting

    Nov 26 2014

    News Worth Noting: Water in key reservoir low: Lake Oroville at 26% capacity; Groups protest delayed drought legislation; Army Corps releases inspection ratings for Walnut Creek levee system; Reclamation releases draft environmental documents for the proposed Los Banos Creek Diversion Project

    Water in key reservoir low: Lake Oroville at 26% capacity:  “The water level in Lake Oroville, the primary reservoir for the State Water Project and second largest in California, is near the 1977 historic low despite recent rainfall. Earlier this month, water in Oroville fell below 1991 levels, which were the second lowest on record …

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    Nov 25 2014

    News Worth Noting: Drivers warned to watch out for wildlife, Santa Ana Sucker Recovery Plan released for review, Climate Science Service Awards

    Caltrans, Fish and Wildlife to Drivers: Watch out for Wildlife: “Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are cautioning motorists of an unusually high number of collisions between drivers and wildlife on mountain highways this autumn. The increase has been particularly notable on Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 50 in Placer and …

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    Nov 24 2014

    News Worth Noting: Briefing paper on habitat restoration and landowner protection, ACWA comments on UC Davis water storage report, Placer County Water Agency moves forward on watershed remediation, EPA helps Redwood Valley water district prepare for climate change, Reclamation invests $9.2 million in research

    Briefing paper on habitat restoration and landowner protection:  From Delta E-News: “Finding Ways to Restore Delta Habitat and Protect Property Owners” is a briefing paper distributed at two Delta landowner workshops in January 2014 and was sponsored by the Water Education Foundation and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy.  Click here to read the paper.   …

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    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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