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Dec 12 2014

News Worth Noting: Town Hall Meeting on Invasive Weeds set for Monday in Stockton; Triennial Review of the Water Quality Control Plans for the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River Basins rescheduled; SNOTEL precipitation totals improving for the 2015 Water Year

Town Hall Meeting on Invasive Weeds in Stockton set for Monday:  Senator Galgiani is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Invasive Weeds on Monday, December 15, in Stockton at the State Building Auditorium, 31 E. Channel Street.  Panel representatives include Division of Boating and Waterways, Delta Chambers and Visitors Bureau, Port of Stockton, USDA and …

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Dec 03 2014

Metropolitan, Kern County Water Agency, State Water Contractors react to initial State Water Project allocation of 10%

On Monday, officials announced the allocation for the State Water Project would be initially set at 10%; this figure could be increased or decreased, depending on how the season plays out.  Here are the reactions I’ce collected, listed in alphabetical order: From the Kern County Water Agency: Yesterday, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) …

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Nov 17 2014

Daily Digest: 60 minutes on California water, Sacramento’s salmon run in full swing, but drought still a worry, and more …

In California water news today, 60 minutes on California water, Sacramento’s salmon run in full swing, but drought still a worry, With drought the new normal, California farmers find they have to change, Researcher helps rancher deal with drought, Claim: There is natural gas fracking in the Delta now, Drought blamed for rise in abandoned, …

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Nov 02 2014

What’s on the calendar for 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 … Public Workshop: Draft Safe Drinking Water Plan for California (Salinas): On Monday, November 3rd, State Water Board Division of Drinking Water staff will present an overview of the draft Safe Drinking …

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Jan 31 2014

Snow surveyors find sparse snowpack as drought retains grip on California

From the California Department of Water Resources: “Freshly fallen snow from late-arriving storms brightened the scenery but did not end California’s drought. The winter’s second snow survey today found far too little water in the still scant snowpack. “This winter remains dry, making it very unlikely our record drought will be broken this year,” said …

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Jan 22 2014

Governor’s State of the State address: What he said about water and climate change

From the Governor’s State of the State address: ” … Among all our uncertainties, weather is one of the most basic. We can’t control it. We can only live with it, and now we have to live with a very serious drought of uncertain duration. Right now, it is imperative that we do everything possible …

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