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    Jul 25 2014

    DWR & Reclamation write State Water Board, allege water being wrongly diverted from the South and Central Delta

    The California Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation have written a letter to the Deputy Director of the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Water Rights, asking her to use her authorities to order south and central Delta diverters to provide supporting information for their asserted water rights, as well as …

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    Jul 23 2014

    Latest PPIC poll on Californians and the environment: 75% say residents should be required to cut water use; 51% of likely voters back $11.1 billion water bond, and more …

    From the Public Policy Institute of California: How concerned are Californians about climate change and its effects? What do they think about state efforts to mitigate global warming, regulate greenhouse emissions, and address water needs?  The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has just released the results of its latest survey based on a telephone …

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    Jul 22 2014

    NOAA and CDFW release federal recovery plan for salmon and steelhead

    From the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and NOAA: NOAA Fisheries and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today jointly released two plans to restore populations of salmon and steelhead in California’s Central Valley: NOAA Fisheries’ Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan and CDFW’s Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) Conservation Strategy. The two …

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    Jul 17 2014

    This just in … CASGEM posts list and map of unmonitored high and medium priority groundwater basins as of July 15; technical report and public comments also posted

    The Department of Water Resources has produced a list and a map showing the high and medium priority groundwater basins that are not currently monitored under the CASGEM program. The list and map are available here. Also, the Final CASGEM Groundwater Basin Prioritization Technical Report and Appendix A (June 2014) have been posted on the …

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    Jul 16 2014

    Reactions: ACWA, Metropolitan, NRDC and State Water Contractors respond to the State Water Board’s actions to increase urban water conservation

    Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board voted to allow local law enforcement and water agencies to impose a maximum $500-a-day fine on water wasters, as well as other provisions for water suppliers.  (See press release here.) Here’s what organizations are saying about the regulations, listed in alphabetical order: From the Association of California Water Agencies …

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    Jul 15 2014

    State Water Board approves emergency regulation to ensure agencies and state residents increase water conservation

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: “In response to the ongoing severe drought, on Tuesday the State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation to ensure water agencies, their customers and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings or face possible fines or other enforcement. The new conservation regulation is intended to …

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    Jul 15 2014

    Drought impact study: California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever seen

    From the University of California Davis: “A new report from the University of California, Davis, shows that California agriculture is weathering its worst drought in decades due to groundwater reserves, but the nation’s produce basket may come up dry in the future if it continues to treat those reserves like an unlimited savings account. The …

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    Jul 14 2014

    John Kingsbury: Protecting watersheds first step in water policy

    This commentary is written by John Kingsbury, Executive Director of the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association: Mountain watersheds can survive without the Delta, but the Delta cannot survive without the watersheds. The waters that form creeks and streams in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada mountains and join to create the great rivers that flow into …

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    Jul 10 2014

    This just in … New report from the California Water Foundation highlights urgent need to address groundwater problems throughout California

    From the California Water Foundation: Management of California’s groundwater basins is fragmented, and many groundwater management plans are outdated and lacking important details, leaving significant room for improvement, according to a report released today by the California Water Foundation (CWF). The report, An Evaluation of California Groundwater Management Planning, assesses the current condition of groundwater …

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    Jul 10 2014

    Trio of state water leaders centerpiece of Mountain Counties event

    Note:  This post is written by guest blogger Roberta Long. Three of California’s top water decision-makers came to Placerville on June 6 for a joint presentation by Mountain Counties Water Resources Association (Mountain Counties) and the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Region 3. The program, “California’s Water Leaders,” was held at the Wedgewood Sequoia …

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    Jul 09 2014

    State Water Board releases proposed amendment to address desalination facilities

    The State Water Resources Control Board has released a proposed amendment for a 45-day public comment period that would amend the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters (Ocean Plan) to address desalination facilities. Desalination is one element in California’s diverse water supply portfolio, and can be a reliable source of water at the regional …

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    Jul 08 2014

    This just in … Tomorrow’s news tonight: State Water Board to consider emergency drought regulations for urban water conservation

    Tomorrow, State Water Board officials will be holding a media call to discuss emergency drought regulations for urban water conservation which will be considered at the upcoming State Water Board meeting on July 15th. The regulations call for no outdoor watering that causes runoff onto adjacent properties, public walkways, etc; using a hose to wash …

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    Jul 03 2014

    Senators Steinberg, Wolk, Pavley and DeLeon discuss the newly revised water bond and the tunnels

      Today, Senators Steinberg, Wolk, Pavley, and De Leon met with the press to talk about the water bonds and the tunnels. Here’s what they had to say: Senator Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg: I’m joined by President Pro Tem elect Kevin De Leon, Senators Wolk and Pavley, who have been the two Senate leaders in …

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    Jul 03 2014

    Senate cuts $3 billion from water bond in response to Governor’s request: Revised $7.5 billion bond maintains priority projects, helps communities enhance water supply, prepare for drought

    From the office of Senator Lois Wolk: “The State Senate announced today that it has cut $3 billion from its water bond proposal, Senate Bill 848, responding to requests by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. for a more scaled-down bond. “This revised version of SB 848 responds to the Governor’s desire for a smaller bond …

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    Jul 02 2014

    This just in … State Water Board approves emergency regulation to assure compliance with water rights curtailment orders

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: “In response to the ongoing severe drought, the State Water Resources Control Board Wednesday approved an emergency regulation to assure compliance with curtailment orders issued to protect senior water rights throughout the state. The new regulation will require junior water right holders to immediately stop taking water upon …

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