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News Worth Noting: DWR & Reclamation petition for renewal of TUCP, DWR endorses need to improve seasonal precip forecasting, Met approves $350 million for turf removal

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DWR & Bureau of Reclamation petition for renewal of Temporary Urgency Change Petition: The State Water Board has announced that the Department of Water Resources and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation have submitted a request to renew a Temporary Urgency Change Petition to modify water right requirements of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project to meet Bay-Delta flow and […]

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State Water Board Approves Voluntary Cutback Program for Delta Riparian Water Rights

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: Today the State Water Resources Control Board approved a proposal from riparian water right holders in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to voluntarily cut back water use in exchange for assurances they would not face further riparian curtailment during the June-September growing season. “This proposal helps Delta growers manage the risk of potentially […]

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News Worth Noting: Wildlife Conservation Board funds environmental improvement and acquisition projects, New maps reveal sea floor off San Francisco area, State mandates & desalination factor into San Diego County Water Authority’s rate increase for 2016

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Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects:  “At its May 21 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.8 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 19 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide the public […]

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News Worth Noting: ACWA presents recommendations on water storage investments, Secretary Jewell announces $50 Million to help conserve water in drought-stricken West, Drought barrier construction requires Delta detours

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ACWA presents recommendations on water storage investments:  “Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Executive Director Timothy Quinn today presented the California Water Commission (CWC) with recommendations for investing in water storage projects to meet the state’s water needs. The recommendations, contained in a policy document approved by the ACWA Board of Directors this spring, are intended to help inform and […]

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News Worth Noting: State Water Board approves $19M for interim emergency drinking water and drought-related projects; Rep. Huffman backs Humboldt County’s request for Trinity water; LA County Flood Control District receives $99,000 Penalty

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State Water Board approves $19 million for interim emergency drinking water and drought-related projects: “Today the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) approved guidelines for $19 million in funding to help public agencies, community water systems, not-for-profit organizations and tribal governments meet emergency drinking water needs.  On March 27, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a $1 billion […]

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State Water Resources Control Board to discuss drought activities in the Bay-Delta on Wednesday

Rock removal from a barge in the West False River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in Contra Costa county to construct the 750-foot-wide rock barrier to help deter the tidal push of saltwater from San Francisco Bay into the central Delta. Photo taken on May 8, 2015.

The Temporary Urgency Change Petition, the emergency drought barrier, and water right curtailments to be discussed The activities of the State Water Resources Control Board in the Bay-Delta will be the focus of an informational workshop to be held on Wednesday beginning at 9am. The morning session will focus on the Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP) filed by the DWR […]

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News Worth Noting: OAL approves Emergency Water Conservation Regulation; Draft Technical Advisory for Formal Native American Consultations released; State Wildlife Action Plan 2015; Docs for proposed SL&DMWA Delta-Mendota Canal Reverse Flow Project; San Joaquin River Restoration Program Update

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Office of Administrative Law approves Emergency Water Conservation Regulation:  On Monday, May 18, 2015, the Office of Administrative Law approved the State Water Resource Control Board’s emergency conservation regulation to achieve the 25% statewide potable water usage reduction ordered by Governor Brown in his April 1, 2015 Executive Order.  For more information on the emergency regulation visit the State Water […]

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News Worth Noting: California Wetland Protocol for Quantifying GHGs, SYRCL opposes plan to truck salmon to and from the North Yuba River, CA groundwater website and blog, Two Californians recognized as Endangered Species Champions, Corps to stabilize American River bank from new flows

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California Wetland Protocol:  “In late 2013, a diverse partnership of agencies, NGO’s, and consultants began development of a wetland greenhouse gas (GHG) quantification methodology for California coastal wetlands, managed wetlands, and rice cultivation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The intent was to create an innovative incentive for producers and landowners to financially benefit from reducing emissions. That methodology is now […]

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News Worth Noting: UCLA report shows 75% of Los Angeles County water systems vulnerable to drought and other challenges, State Water Board files fraud complaint against company; SoCal metal finishers for CWA violoations

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UCLA report shows 75% of Los Angeles County water systems vulnerable to drought, other challenges:  “Despite the importance of potable water to the quality of life, economy, and ecosystems in Los Angeles County, surprisingly little is known about the 228 government and private entities that deliver water, and how vulnerable or resilient they are to withstanding pressures from droughts and […]

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This just in … Reclamation, Water Users Reach Agreement to Provide Water to Friant Division

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From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation and water users in California’s Central Valley have forged an agreement that will bring some much-needed Central Valley Project water supplies to farmers in the CVP’s Friant Division this summer. “Thanks to unprecedented collaboration between districts on both the west and east sides of the San Joaquin Valley, about 60,000 acre-feet […]

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