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    Sep 19 2014

    News Worth Noting: Study finds water metering effective, Sacramento continues impressive water use reductions, deep water ship channel dredging, firm fined for polluting SF Bay, House Committee passess water storage bills

    New Study Finds Water Metering is Essential to Effective Water Management During Drought, Particularly at the Local Level: “The new “Need to Know” factsheet Metering in California  finds water meters an essential element of effective water management, particularly during the drought.  As more Californians take a closer look at the use and management of water …

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    Sep 18 2014

    Help clean up Delta waterways this Saturday!

    The Delta Conservancy and the Delta Protection Commission are sponsoring a Delta waterways clean up on Saturday, September 20th, from 9AM to 12PM. The event is part of Coastal Clean Up day, the largest annual event that brings people together statewide to pick up trash and debris from our waterways, with hundreds of thousands of …

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    Sep 16 2014

    Legislators and interest groups respond to Governor Brown’s signing of groundwater legislation

    Legislators and interest groups are responding to Governor Brown’s signing of groundwater legislation today. (Click here for the governor’s press release.) Here’s what they had to say, listed in alphabetical order: Note:  I will continue to add to this post as I find other reactions, so do check back later – there will probably be …

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    Sep 16 2014

    This just in … Governor signs groundwater legislation

    From the Office of the Governor: Putting California communities on a path to become more resilient to water shortages, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed historic legislation to strengthen local management and monitoring of groundwater basins most critical to the state’s water needs. “We have to learn to manage wisely water, energy, land and …

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    Sep 11 2014

    State Water Board looking for recommendations on improving the enforcement of water rights during drought conditions

    Do you have ideas on how the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) could more effectively divvy up the water in these dry years?  Then State Water Board staff wants to hear from you. With the possibility that this exceptionally dry year could quite possibly turn into another, the emergency resolution adopted by …

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    Sep 10 2014

    Congressman Ami Bera backs bill blocking funding for twin tunnels (BDCP)

    From Congressman Ami Bera: Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. introduced a bill today with his colleagues Congressmen Jerry McNerney and John Garamendi to block FY 2015 federal funds from being used for California’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). California has asked the federal government to contribute nearly $4 billion to help it implement the BDCP. “The BDCP …

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    Sep 08 2014

    State Water Board sets workshop to discuss central and southern Delta water availability and use

    In response to recent allegations of unlawful diversions of water in the central and southern Delta, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has scheduled a workshop for Wednesday, September 24 to discuss central and southern Delta water availability and use, as well as the process the State Water Board should use to …

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    Sep 08 2014

    Reclamation releases draft EIS for Temperance Flat reservoir for public review

    The Bureau of Reclamation has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation for a 45-day public review. The project proposes to build a 665-foot dam and 1.33 MAF reservoir at Temperance Flat on the San Joaquin River between Friant and Kerckhoff dams. “Releasing this draft for …

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    Sep 04 2014

    Sea Change Radio transcript: Parched: Peter Gleick on California’s drought

    On September 2nd, Dr. Peter Gleick was a guest on Sea Change Radio to discuss the drought.  Here’s what he had to say: Host: As Californians continue to look beseechingly to the skies for signs of any kind of rainfall, the effects of this drought are indeed far reaching. The policies that emerge from this …

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    Sep 04 2014

    News Worth Noting: Assemblyman Logue urges Governor not to sign groundwater legislation, legal analysis on groundwater legislation, San Joaquin River Restoration Program reports now available

    Assemblyman Logue urges Governor Brown not to sign groundwater legislation:  “North State Assemblyman and Chief Minority Whip, Dan Logue, along with a bi-partisan group of legislators, sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown urging him to veto SB 1168, SB 1319 and AB 1739, bills that were passed last week during the last day of …

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    Sep 03 2014

    This just in … State Water Board issues draft order denying petitions for reconsideration of the order granting Temporary Urgency Change Petitions to the State Water Project & Central Valley Project

    The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has issued a draft order denying the petitions for reconsideration of the Executive Director’s January 31, 2014 order approving the Temporary Urgency Change Petitions and their subsequent modifications to the water right license and permits for the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project. The …

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    Sep 01 2014

    Jay Famiglietti at TEDx: Can We End the Global Water Crisis?

    In May of 2013, Jay Famiglietti, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, and Founding Director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, gave a speech at Tedx event on ending the global water crisis.  Here’s a transcript of what he said: Can we end the global water crisis? I’ve some good news for …

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    Aug 30 2014

    Reactions: Legislators and organizations respond to the passage of groundwater legislation

    Here’s what organizations and legislators are saying about the passage of groundwater legislation, which now awaits the Governor’s signature, listed in alphabetical order: From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA): ACWA Applauds Passage of Groundwater Legislation The statewide Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) hailed final passage today of historic groundwater sustainability legislation in …

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    Aug 29 2014

    This just in … Bill package to protect groundwater supplies passes California Assembly

    From the office of Senator Fran Pavley: “Today, the California Assembly passed a bill package by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and Assemblymember Dickinson to sustainably manage California’s groundwater for the first time. The three bill package including SB 1168 (Pavley), SB 1319 (Pavley) and AB 1739 (Dickinson) would initiate groundwater sustainability planning and programs …

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    Aug 29 2014

    Reactions: Tunnel opponents and legislators respond to BDCP delay, EPA comments

    From the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance: BDCP on Life Support; Prognosis Poor: Delay unlikely to enable BDCP to recover from congenital terminal illness: “The controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) that proposes to construct two 35-mile long tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to divert Sacramento River water to agricultural plantations in the deserts of …

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