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    Oct 30 2014

    California Water Commission: A progress report on DWR’s System Reoperation Study

    At the October meeting of the California Water Commission, Ajay Goyal, Chief of the Department of Water Resources Surface Storage Investigations branch, briefed Commission members on the status of the Department’s System Reoperation Study. The study, mandated by SB X2 1 in 2008, seeks to identify potential strategies for the reoperation of statewide flood protection …

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    Oct 30 2014

    Science news and reports: Scary Halloween invasives, Effectiveness of water policies aimed at reducing consumption evaluated, Fish and Fukushima, and more…

    Scary Halloween invasives: Don’t open your door to these trick or treaters: “Many of the alien species invading California’s lakes and streams would make for wickedly good Halloween costumes.  Take the Shokihaze goby, Tridentiger barbatus (above and right), now common in Suisun Bay and the lower Sacramento River. Its spiky stubble of whisker-like barbels about the mouth …

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    Oct 29 2014

    The Connections, Resiliency, and Management of Flows in the Delta

    At the end of September, the Friends of the San Francisco Estuary held a conference titled “Bay + Delta + Water: Better Together” in Antioch which brought together over 200 elected officials, agency leaders, and community advocates from around the Bay and Delta to discuss the role that fresh water plays in the San Francisco …

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    Oct 29 2014

    A Delta Transformed: New San Francisco Estuary Institute Report Reveals Dramatic Changes to Delta Ecosystem

    From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: A recent study produced by the San Francisco Estuary Institute-Aquatic Science Center and funded by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) identifies the dramatic ecological transformation of the Delta over the past 150 years. Developed by a group of scientists and resource managers, “A Delta Transformed” …

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    Oct 28 2014

    Bloggers on the water bond, water and rice, making hay out of dams, wicked problems or wicked actors, BDCP, fish survival, sexy groundwater and more …

    Governor Reveals True Intent of Prop. 1 – the Brown Water Plan, says Dan Bacher: He writes: “After months of misrepresenting the true purpose of Proposition 1, Governor Jerry Brown “inadvertently undermined his own message” at a recent Stanford water conference, according to a statement from Prop. 1 opponents. Brown, one of the worst governors …

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    Oct 27 2014

    California Water Commission hears an update on DWR’s activities to address the drought

    At the October meeting of the California Water Commission, Department of Water Resources Drought Manager Bill Croyle updated the Commission members on the actions DWR has been taking to address the drought conditions across the state. He said he had just come from a briefing at the Department of General Services Partnership Council, and the …

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    Oct 27 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for October 27

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 446 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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