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News Worth Noting: Agencies taking measures to protect salmon, C-WIN says new rules allow increased kill of Delta smelt, SWAMP Review Report, $150M for flood projects

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Agencies Taking Measures to Protect Winter-run Chinook, Preparing to Release Approximately 600,000 Fish: “An increased number of hatchery-reared juvenile winter-run Chinook salmon produced from adults that were collected as a precautionary measure to offset anticipated in-river drought related mortality will likely be released in early February, state and federal officials said. Additional broodstock was collected last year at the U.S. […]

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This just in … DWR Plans for Possible Need of Delta Salinity Control Barriers

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From the Department of Water Resources: It may be necessary to install emergency salinity control barriers across three channels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta if the weather stays exceedingly dry through spring. In order to prepare for worst-case drought conditions, and after an extensive environmental analysis and more than nine months of discussion with Delta residents and local water district […]

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News Worth Noting: Multi-agency Cannabis Pilot Project Finishes Successful Three-Day Inspection of Marijuana Grows in Eel River Watershed, Weekly Water and Climate Update shows above normal temperatures across the West

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Multi-agency Cannabis Pilot Project Finishes Successful Three-Day Inspection of Marijuana Grows in Eel River Watershed: “An innovative multi-agency partnership involving state and local agencies today finished inspections of 14 private properties with active marijuana grow operations along Sproul Creek within the Eel River watershed. The three-day effort, which began Jan. 21, is intended to ensure existing and future marijuana grow […]

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Bureau of Reclamation Outlines Water Year 2015 Central Valley Project Water Supply Conditions

Shasta Lake on August 25th, 2014.  This is looking from what could be the lake front water of Shasta Lake Rv Resort and Campground on the Sacramento River Arm of the lake. (August 25th, 2014)

From the Bureau of Reclamation: In preparation for the initial 2015 water supply allocation announcement in late February, the Bureau of Reclamation provided an update today on water supply conditions for the federal Central Valley Project (CVP). The water year in California runs from October 1 to September 30; the contract year for most CVP contractors runs from March 1 […]

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State Water Board: Notice of surface water shortage and potential for curtailment of water right diversions for 2015

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: In January 2014, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proclaimed a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for drought conditions. The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), responsible for administering California’s water rights system, took a number of key actions to provide for an […]

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News Worth Noting: Statement by Water Commission on Prop 1 funding; Napolitano elected ranking member of water subcommittee; New chair and vice-chair for SCVWD

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Statement from California Water Commission on Proposition 1 Funding for Water Storage Projects: Commission chair Joe Byrne issued the following statement at the Commission’s Jan. 21, 2015 meeting:   “In approving the water bond, California voters have entrusted this Commission with a huge responsibility and it is one that we do not take lightly. We are committed to developing an investment […]

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News Worth Noting: Vidak introduces legislation to accelerate water projects, Family Farm Alliance Road Map for western ag, OriginOil’s pilot project to clean up ‘produced water’

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Senator Andy Vidak introduces legislation to accelerate completion of critical water projects:  “Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today introduced Senate Bill 127, which would streamline the environmental review process so that critical water projects funded by the 2014 water bond can be completed quickly. … “Dozens of communities in my district lack access to clean drinking water,” said Vidak.  “If we […]

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News Worth Noting: CalWater 2015 launched to study atmospheric rivers, new interactive map of urban water use, steelhead collection, Cambria emergency drought project, earthquake-resistant water pipe

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CalWater 2015: Atmospheric Rivers, Cloud-Creating Aerosol Particles, and California Reservoirs: “In the midst of the California rainy season, scientists are embarking on a field campaign designed to improve the understanding of the natural and human-caused phenomena that determine when and how the state gets its precipitation. They will do so by studying atmospheric rivers, meteorological events that include the famous […]

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California Weather Blog: A new year, a new ridge: dry and warm conditions return to California, but how does the present pattern compare to last year’s?

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From the California Weather Blog: Weather conditions over the past two months have varied wildly throughout California.Extremely heavy precipitation and unusually warm conditions in early December in the northern/central coastal regions gave way to very cold and mostly dry conditions around the new year (though not dry enough to preclude some remarkable low elevation snowfall in the lower hills of […]

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Reactions: ACWA, Kern County Water Agency, and the State Water Contractors react to increase in SWP allocation and other drought-related announcements

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Yesterday, state officials announced a modest increase in the State Water Project allocation for 2015 to 15%; state and federal officials also held a media call briefing to review their response to the drought last year, the lessons learned, and their plans for responding to conditions in 2015, should drought conditions remain. Here are the responses from water agencies on […]

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