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    Oct 24 2014

    Friday Flashback: Ecosystem stressors in the Delta: More than just flow

    From the archives of Maven’s Notebook: Original publish date: October 8, 2012 For more than two decades, native fishes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have been declining at a rapid rate with no single identifiable cause. “Stressors” are broadly defined as those factors that can harm native species, and the Delta has a long list …

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    Oct 23 2014

    Science news and reports: New tool identifies high-priority dams for fish survival, rivers flow differently over gravel beds, Mediterranean and semi-arid ecosystems prove resistant to climate change, some scientists don’t like to share, and more …

    In science news this week: New tool identifies high-priority dams in California for fish survival, rivers flow differently over gravel beds, Mediterranean and semi-arid ecosystems prove resistant to climate change, some scientists don’t like to share, NASA soil moisture mapper arrives at launch site, September is fourth month this year to set record for warmth, …

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    Oct 22 2014

    Director Chuck Bonham on the response of the Department of Fish and Wildlife to the exceptional drought conditions

    At the October meeting of the California Water Commission, Chuck Bonham, Director of the Calfiornia Department of Fish and Wildlife, updated Commission members on the activities of his Department.  In his presentation, he spoke candidly about the difficult choices that the exceptional drought has demanded he and the Department make. “My name is Chuck Bonham, …

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    Oct 21 2014

    In his own words … Governor Brown talks water at Stanford conference: “This is not something for a flash in the pan; this is not for a one term Governor; this is really the work of a four-term governor”

    Yesterday,the Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment held a conference at Stanford titled, New Directions for U.S. Water Policy which brought together officials and experts from California and across the west to discuss water markets, technological innovations, climate change and other water policy issues.  Governor Jerry Brown was the keynote speaker. …

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    Oct 21 2014

    Blog round-up: Groundwater, climate change, drought, desal, water markets, the water bond, the anti-commons and more …

    Groundwater experts, water law experts, and conservation groups tell the Forest Service to do more to protect groundwater: Marcus Griswold writes: “Responding to a proposed agency-wide U.S. Forest Service groundwater policy, more than 125 groundwater scientists, legal experts, and conservation groups call on the Forest Service’s Chief Tidwell and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Secretary Vilsack …

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    Oct 20 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for October 20

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 511 total views, 13 views today

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    Oct 16 2014

    Join the club and help support Maven’s Notebook!

    Dear Readers, When I started this blog two and a half years ago, I have to admit, I didn’t have any expectation of what it would become; I only knew that I wanted to create an outlet that would comprehensively cover the world of California water, and do so in a way that hadn’t been …

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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 … Making Connections: The 8th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference (Sacramento):  The conference will be held October 28-30 at the Sacramento Convention Center.  You can still register onsite and attend.  Click here for …

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