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    Category Archive: News Worth Noting

    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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    Sep 12 2014

    News Worth Noting: Ag expert panel report, hidden costs of groundwater overdraft, stormwater and Prop 218, Sacto RWA supports water bond, C-WIN on Grasslands project, Cadiz picks up Central Valley farmers, San Diego water use down 6%, 9th wettest summer for US even as the west withers

    Conclusions of the Agricultural Expert Panel: Recommendations to the State Water Board – Final Report Available –  The Agricultural Expert Panel was convened by the State Water Board and given thirteen technical questions to answer regarding groundwater, nitrogen, and other issues. The Final Agricultural Expert Panel Report – Conclusions of the Agricultural Expert Panel: Recommendations …

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    Sep 11 2014

    News Worth Noting: ACWA, Metropolitan endorse water bond; DC Hearings on water storage, the Endangered Species Act; Docs for emergency groundwater for North Grasslands Wildlife Area; State Water Board adopts plan for Marina del Rey

    ACWA Board of Directors Formally Endorses 2014 Water Bond: “Citing a critical need to invest in a comprehensive plan to secure the state’s water future, the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) this week took a formal position in support of the $7.545 billion water bond measure set for the November ballot. The statewide organization’s …

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    Sep 10 2014

    News Worth Noting: Urban water suppliers report progress on conservation measures, USFWS boosts endangered species conservation, Winnemem war dance at Shasta Dam, groundwater legislation recap, water bond summary, Bay Area water pact successful

    Urban water suppliers report progress on conservation measures:  “California’s urban water conservation efforts for the month of July resulted in a seven and one-half percent drop, statewide, in urban water usage from a year ago, according to results of a survey of retail water suppliers released today by the State Water Resources Control Board (State …

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    Sep 09 2014

    News Worth Noting: Conservation, industry leaders team up to restore groundwater in the Central Valley, NOAA on the California drought, CRS report on pesticide use and water quality

    Conservation, Industry Leaders Team Up to Restore Groundwater In California’s Central Valley: “With California experiencing one of its worst droughts on record–and as more Central Valley farms and communities turn to shrinking groundwater supplies to get by – an uncommon alliance of public, private and nonprofit leaders is offering some relief for dry years ahead. …

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    Sep 05 2014

    News Worth Noting: Enviro groups call for new BDCP scoping alternatives, Reclamation announces meetings to revise criteria for CVP contractor’s water management plans, Fort Ord restoration project, World Water Week

    Friends of the River, C-WIN, CSPA and the Environmental Water Caucus call for new BDCP scoping of a reasonable range of alternatives including the Responsible Exports Plan Submitted by the Environmental Water Caucus:  The letter reads: “Friends of the River (FOR), the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA), and the …

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    Sep 03 2014

    News Worth Noting: GGSA calls for emergency actions to save salmon in Upper Sacramento River, CSPA opposes water bond, legal analysis of groundwater legislation, Triennial review of Central Valley basin plans, Delta waterways cleanup, New Salton Sea report

    GGSA Calls for Emergency Action to Save Salmon From Drought: Upper Sac River too warm for spawning:  “The Golden Gate Salmon Association and a coalition of salmon stakeholders are calling on state and federal fish agencies to save this year’s fall-run salmon from deadly effects of drought. Joining GGSA in the proposed action are The …

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    Sep 02 2014

    News Worth Noting, legislative edition: Enviro groups and legislators respond to accomplishments (and not) of the legislative session

    California Legislators’ Inconsistent Response to Plastic Pollution: “Yesterday, the California Legislature failed by one vote to enact AB 1699 (Bloom) a ban on the use of plastic microbeads in personal care products. Meanwhile, SB 270 (Padilla) passed making California the second state in the nation to ban single use plastic grocery bags. According to Miriam …

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    Sep 02 2014

    News Worth Noting: Army Corps practices for Delta flood emergency, multiple agencies eradicate marijuana on Tule River reservation, NASA surveys Napa quake, San Joaquin River Restoration Program to Work with Central California Irrigation District on Seepage Projects, AquaPedia looking for case studies on water conflicts

    Army Corps practices for Delta flood emergency:  “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District employees and emergency operations personnel conducted a small-scale flood emergency response exercise in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta near Walnut Grove, California, Aug. 27, 2014. The exercise provided the district an opportunity to evaluate current emergency response plans and capabilities and …

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    Aug 29 2014

    News Worth Noting: Wildlife Conservation Board funds projects, Siskiyou County seeks high court review of groundwater decision, City of San Jose issues emergency drought declaration, another buyer for Cadiz water, San Diego supports water bond

    Wildlife Conservation Board funds environmental improvement and acquisition projects:  “At its Aug. 28 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $30 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 29 funded projects will provide benefits to fish and wildlife – including some endangered species …

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    Aug 27 2014

    News Worth Noting: Water districts call for passage of groundwater legislation, Golden Gate Salmon Associaton statement on Klamath salmon water dispute, Wolk bill to address disadvantaged communities’ infrastructure needs

    Water Districts Across State Call on Passage of Groundwater Legislation: AB 1739 and SB 1168: “Throughout California, water districts and agencies are calling on state legislators to pass meaningful groundwater management legislation this session, specifically AB 1739 (Dickinson) and SB 1168 (Pavley). These two bills are key to ensuring adequate and reliable groundwater supplies. Better …

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    Aug 26 2014

    News Worth Noting: Army Corps dams and projects undamaged after Napa quake, Friant Water Authority on Reclamation’s Klamath decision, and Presidio to get drought-resistant landscaping

    Army Corps dams and projects undamaged after Napa quake: “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-owned dams and ongoing Corps construction projects in the vicinity of the Aug. 25 Northern California earthquake are undamaged, Corps engineers verified in site inspections Aug. 25-26.  Inspected Corps dams include Coyote Valley and Warm Springs dams, the nearest Corps dams to …

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    Aug 25 2014

    News Worth Noting: What business leaders are saying about groundwater, Interactive map for climate data, Enforcement order issued against Tahoe gas station

    What Business Leaders Are Saying: Protecting California’s Groundwater is Good for the Economy: “Throughout California, business leaders are talking about the need for groundwater management reform as key to ensuring a strong economy that protects jobs and the ability to stay competitive. More local authority to manage groundwater, against the backdrop of a statewide framework, …

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    Aug 22 2014

    News Worth Noting: USGS releases California water use estimates for 2010; Desert Water Agency opposes groundwater legislation; LA meeting on groundwater monitoring for fracking; Pesticide restrictions for some Central Valley counties

    USGS: California Water Use Estimates for 2010 Released:  “About 38 billion gallons per day (42,000,000 acre-feet per year) of water were withdrawn from groundwater and surface-water sources in California in 2010, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey dataset, which is now available online. To put the quantity in perspective, this daily amount is equivalent …

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