Category Archive: Sliderbox Posts

Dec 22 2014

Daily Digest: Recent storms send Yosemite waterfalls rushing back, wet start expected for 2015, drought-fighting drones, job killing hyacinth and more …

In California water news today, Recent storms send Yosemite waterfalls rushing back, As flooding strikes, wet start expected for 2015, Western research team builds drought-fighting drone to seed rainclouds, Atmospheric rivers to soak California as climate warms, Mt. Tam reservoirs near capacity, Leave it to beavers: California joins other states in embracing the rodent, 4500 …

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Dec 22 2014

When it comes to fish habitat, offers they can refuse

From Estuary News: “The numbers are daunting: 8,000 acres to be restored to fish-friendly tidal habitat in order to comply with federal wildlife agencies’ Biological Opinions; another 65,000 if and when the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan is implemented; more still in mitigation for levee operations. Where will it all come from? Some parcels suitable for restoration …

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Dec 22 2014

Dr. Tracy Collier with the Delta ISB review of the BDCP Draft EIR/S, particularly regarding reliance on habitat restoration

The Delta Independent Science Board (DISB) completed its review of the draft EIR/EIS for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) in May, 2014.  While the ISB recognized the many strengths embedded within the BDCP and its associated environmental documents, the review also identified several substantive shortcomings in the technical underpinnings of project impacts and mitigation.  …

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Dec 21 2014

Daily Digest, weekend edition: A first for Delta pumping: Voluntary cutback to protect fish, BDCP refined to lessen impacts, and state celebrates 100 years of administering water rights system, plus Peter Gleick, Jeff Kightlinger, and more …

In California water news this weekend, A first for Delta pumping: Voluntary cutback to protect fish, Bay Delta Conservation Plan refined to lessen impacts on local landowners, California celebrates 100 years of administering water rights system, December rainfall breaks records, but California needs more, Tahoe celebrates snow but braces for dry times,  Five key facts …

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Dec 21 2014

Water agencies and Restore the Delta react to Bay Delta Conservation Plan revisions

Last Friday, the California Natural Resources Agency announced changes to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, most notably the elimination of the pumping plants and instead, using a gravity flow diversion.  (For more information, read the press release here, or the Sacramento Bee story here.) Here’s what organizations had to say, listed in alphabetical order: From …

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Dec 01 2014

Support Maven’s Notebook and help make an impact on California water in 2015!

Dear readers: As the year draws to a close, I’d like to thank you for being a reader of Maven’s Notebook. I also want to talk a bit about the accomplishments this year, as well as look to the future. Maven’s Notebook readership continued to grow, reaching an all-time high in August. The detailed and …

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Aug 10 2014

What’s on the calendar this week and beyond …

Time to open up those calendars and note any of these events that are of interest to you … Coming up this week …   ACWA’s Tim Quinn on the water bond: Monday, December 15, in Davis: Earlier this month, California voters passed Proposition 1, also known as the water bond. The proposition authorizes billions …

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