News Worth Noting: Enviro docs for Sacramento Valley 2016 CVP water transfers; Enviro docs for recirculated San Joaquin River restoration flows; Weekly National Water and Climate Update

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Reclamation Releases Environmental Documents on 2016 CVP Water Transfers in Sacramento Valley for Public Comment From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation and the Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TCCA) have released for public comment an Environmental Assessment/Initial Study (EA/IS) and draft Mitigated Negative Declaration on the effects of proposed water transfers from willing sellers to buyers in the Sacramento […]

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News Worth Noting: Assemblymember Dodd introduces bill to create more robust water market; Congressman Huffman applauds Klamath Act, Enviro docs for Sacramento Valley accelerated water transfer program; Truckee River basin study

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Assemblymember Bill Dodd seeks to improve reliability of State Water Project supplies with new bill From Assemblymember Bill Dodd’s office: Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced new legislation that would help create a more robust water market and improve the ability of the state to meet the growing demand for water supply reliability and healthy ecosystems. The bill, known as the […]

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News Worth Noting: Parties agree to new path to advance Klamath Agreement; USFWS awards $5 million in grants to conserve coastal wetlands; Jackson Family Wines and “Russian River Salmonid Life Support Team” receive award; LAO’s Prop 1 handout

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Parties agree to new path to advance Klamath Agreement Agreement-in-Principle Explores Process through Federal Energy Regulatory Commission From the California Natural Resources Agency: Today, the States of Oregon and California, PacifiCorp and the federal government – through the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Commerce – announced an agreement-in-principle to move forward with amending the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA). […]

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This just in … State Water Board Adopts Extended Emergency Water Conservation Regulation

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Extended Regulation Gives More Flexibility to Water Suppliers to Meet Conservation Targets From the State Water Resources Control Board: With California still experiencing severe drought despite recent rains, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) today adopted an extended and revised emergency regulation to ensure that urban water conservation continues in 2016. The regulation extends restrictions on urban […]

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This just in … Snow survey results show Sierra snowpack 120-130% of long-term average

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California snowpack holds more water than last year, but drought conditions continue and so should conservation From the Department of Water Resources: Results of the winter’s second media-oriented manual snow survey by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) confirmed what Californians have been saying for weeks: It’s raining and snowing much more this winter than last. Rainfall and the Sierra […]

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This just in … California Meets Governor’s Conservation Mandate for Seventh Straight Month

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State Keeps Meeting Cumulative Goal; As Monthly Conservation Rate Drops, Residential Water Users Urged to Continue Saving Water From the State Water Resources Control Board: Californians have reduced water use by 25.5 percent since June, continuing to meet Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent mandate despite a decline in the statewide water-savings rate during the last three months of 2015. In December, the […]

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Morning news alert: PPIC Report: Improving the Federal Response to Western Drought: Five Areas for Reform

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From the Public Policy Institute of California: The federal government should leverage its “carrot-and-stick” powers to help resolve long-standing conflicts in the American West that are increasing regional and local vulnerability to drought. This is among the key recommendations to improve federal drought management made by the PPIC Water Policy Center in a report released today. Federal intervention could reduce […]

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News Worth Noting: California Water Commission calls for concept papers on potential water storage projects; Funding Now Available for Fisheries Restoration Projects in Central Valley

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California Water Commission calls for concept papers on potential water storage projects From the California Water Commission: In November 2014, California voters passed Proposition 1, which dedicated $2.7 billion for investment in the public benefits of water storage projects and designated the California Water Commission (Commission) as the agency responsible for allocating these funds. The Commission is calling upon potential […]

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News Worth Noting: Draft Environmental Document for Salmon Conservation and Research Facility Water Supply Infrastructure Project; USDA Seeks Proposals for Market-Based Wetland Protection Systems; Weekly Water and Climate Update

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Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Document for Salmon Conservation and Research Facility Water Supply Infrastructure Project From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review a Draft Environmental Assessment for a project to amend an existing 35 cubic feet per second (cfs) water service contract to provide the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) with […]

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California Weather Blog: Strong Southern California storm on Sunday, then drier interlude across California

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From Daniel Swain at the California Weather Blog: “A pretty big storm is headed for Southern California this evening, yet the radar (and even satellite) imagery remains rather quiet at the moment. The reason: instead of taking a long eastward trajectory over the Pacific Ocean–as so many systems destined for California do–this one is developing much closer to home: only […]

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