Category Archives: News Worth Noting

News Worth Noting: San Joaquin River Restoration Program Seeks Input on Recapturing and Recirculating Restoration Flows; CA Ag Council arms consumers with facts, Fire seasons getting longer and more frequent

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San Joaquin River Restoration Program Seeks Input on Recapturing and Recirculating Restoration Flows: “The Bureau of Reclamation is preparing the Long-term Recapture and Recirculation of Restoration Flows Environmental Impact Statement for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. Reclamation has published a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS to identify a set of alternatives for the recapture and recirculation of […]

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News Worth Noting: Administration releases proposal to modernize groundwater adjudication process; California water agencies don’t know how much their pipes leak, UCLA study finds

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Administration releases proposal to modernize groundwater adjudication process:  “Prior to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the primary method for solving groundwater disputes and protecting groundwater basins was litigation. When over-pumping led to a crisis like seawater intrusion or chronic overdraft, people had little choice but to file a massive lawsuit—called an adjudication—in which all rights to water in a basin […]

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News Worth Noting: Guidebook for preparing agricultural water management plans; Leaders gather to discuss changing ocean chemistry; Working group to review study of fracking techniques; North Coast sediment discharges

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DWR releases guidebook to assist in preparing agricultural water management plans:  “The document titled “A Guidebook to Assist Agricultural Water Suppliers to Prepare a 2015 Agricultural Water Management Plan” was prepared by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to assist agricultural water suppliers in understanding and complying with the requirements of the SB X7-7- Water Conservation Act, (Section I, […]

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News Worth Noting: Independent Panel Review Report of Delta Levee Investment Strategy Methodology posted; CDFW, partner agencies conclude Operation Yurok in Humboldt County; Time period extended for Delta wetlands project; Florin Creek improvements to begin

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Delta Science Program Releases Independent Panel Review of Delta Levee Investment Strategy (DLIS) Methodology: “An independent scientific panel has completed its review of the methodology proposed for development of the Delta Levee Investment Strategy (DLIS). The Council and the California Department of Water Resources are considering the independent review responsive to their request to assess if the approach taken in […]

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News Worth Noting: Extension for the public review period for BDCP/CA Water Fix docs requested; C-WIN responds to guest commentary on retirement of drainage impaired lands; Owens Valley Committee says it’s politics as usual in the Owens Valley

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Interest groups request an extension of the public review period for BDCP/California Water Fix documents:  “Friends of the River, Restore the Delta, the California Water Impact Network, the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, and the Environmental Water Caucus (EWC) (a coalition of over 30 nonprofit environmental and community organizations and California Indian Tribes) request an extension of at least 77 days […]

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News Worth Noting: Water Commission Adopts Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance; Draft Enviro Docs for Proposed Temporary Change in Water Quality Requirements for Groundwater in Delta-Mendota Canal

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Water Commission Adopts Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance; Public Comment Helped Shape Revisions: “New California yards and commercial landscaping installed after December 1, 2015 will use up to a third less water on average under the rules of a model landscape ordinance adopted today by the California Water Commission. The revised ordinance will not apply to existing lawns and landscapes […]

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News Worth Noting: SWAMP assessment of California’s perennial streams; Wolk drought bills earn key committee support; Obama threatens veto of HR 2898; CVPIA Work Plan for FY 2016; Open house/scoping meetings for Klamath River salmon

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SWAMP Perennial Streams Assessment (PSA) 2015 – Management Memo: An Assessment of Biological Condition using the new California Stream Condition Index (CSCI):  “PSA stream surveys found that the majority of stream length in the Sierra Nevada and North Coast is in good biological condition, while the majority of stream length in the South Coast, Chaparral and Central Valley is in […]

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News Worth Noting: Reclamation Releases Water from Friant Dam to the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors; Governor Brown appoints new federal water policy official; DWR offers water savings tips at State Fair

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Reclamation Releases Water from Friant Dam to the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors: “Reclamation will begin increasing releases from Friant Dam near Fresno into the San Joaquin River on Tuesday, July 14, to meet contractual obligations to deliver Central Valley Project water to the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.  As a […]

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News Worth Noting, DC edition: House Committee passes HR2898 – Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015; Huffman introduces crowd-sourced drought legislation; CA Senators introduce Lake Tahoe Restoration Act; House Committee passes wildfire legislation

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Committee Passes Legislation to Alleviate Drought Impacts in California and the West: Today, the Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 with a bipartisan vote of 23-12. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) commented upon the Committee vote: “Californians and Westerners are victims of baneful man-made environmental laws which are intensifying their […]

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News Worth Noting: Peltier to succeed Nelson as San Luis & Delta-Mendota Authority Executive Director; Scientific Assessment of CA Hydraulic Fracturing released; Updated State Water Board Water Conservation Portal; Proposed transfer

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Peltier to succeed Nelson as San Luis & Delta-Mendota Authority Executive Director:  Mike Stearns, Chairman of the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, announced that Jason Peltier will take over as Executive Director of the organization, replacing Dan Nelson who will retire at the end of 2015. Stearns indicated that Peltier was named the successor to Nelson as part of […]

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