Nov 12 2014

Dr. Peter Goodwin: Six things the Delta science community has learned in the last two years

Dr. Peter Goodwin is an internationally recognized expert in ecohydraulics, ecosystem restoration, and the enhancement of river, wetland and estuarine systems. Among his many accomplishments, he is the Presidential Professor in Ecohydraulics and professor of civil engineering at the University of Idaho, and the founding and current director of the Center for Ecohydraulics Research.  Since …

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Nov 12 2014

California Water Quality Monitoring Council: Toward an Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Framework

Monitoring and assessment are crucial to environmental decision making by helping managers track the outcomes of their management actions. However, in order to produce meaningful data, a wide range of data types are needed to be captured and then aggregated into indicators that are useful to environmental managers. Although there have been requirements on the …

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Nov 11 2014

Daily Digest: Drought is taking California back to the wild, wild west, Drought monitor authors encourage grower’s input; Govt wants farmers to flood their fields, and more …

In California water news on this Veteran’s Day, Drought is taking California back to the wild, wild west; Drought monitor authors encourage grower’s input, Water levels in California’s reservoirs continue to drop, Why the government wants drought-stricken farmers to flood their fields, Will El Nino bring end to California’s drought?, Preserving an accident, the Salton …

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Nov 11 2014

Bloggers on Westlands, the BDCP, Prop 1, groundwater, climate change and Mono Lake, “peak” water use, ‘waters of the U.S.’ and more …

Agreeing to disagree:  John Bass writes:  “Don Peracchi, President of Westlands Water District, published this advertisement in the LAT over the weekend. Titled “A Little Straight Talk About Agriculture, Saving Water and Drainage,” it is certainly very straight talk – straight from the point of view of a very influential and impressively well-organized interest group.  …

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Nov 11 2014

Terraforming California 2.0: Dr. Anke Mueller-Solger on collaborating and cooperating in the Delta

Dr. Anke Mueller-Solger is the Associate Director for Projects at the U.S. Geological Survey.  Prior to joining the USGS last year, Dr. Mueller-Solger was the Interagency Ecological Program Lead Scientist for six years. In this second speech from the plenary session of the 2014 Bay Delta Science Conference, Dr. Anke Mueller-Solger talks about the changing …

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Nov 10 2014

Daily Digest: Gov. Brown looks to solidify his legacy with tunnels and trains, wildlife suffers in drought, Showdown looms as state eyes pesticide plan, and more …

In California water news today, Governor Jerry Brown looks to solidify his legacy with tunnels and trains, California wildlife suffers in drought, The future of California’s drought, Showdown looms as California eyes pesticide plan, California’s sweeping new groundwater legislation, Heat, drought worsen smog in California, stalling decades of progress and more … In the news …

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Nov 10 2014

Reservoir and water conditions for November 10

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Nov 10 2014

Deputy Secretary Michael Connor opens Bay Delta Science Conference: ‘Policy making and scientific research must advance hand in hand with each other’

The 8th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference, held October 28 through 30th, 2014 in Sacramento, brought together over 1000 scientists, managers and policymakers to hear the latest research, understanding and ideas about the complex Delta ecosystem. Over the upcoming weeks, Maven’s Notebook will be providing coverage of many of the sessions and presentations at this year’s …

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Nov 10 2014

Calendar notes: “Mono Lake at 20: The Past, Present, and Future”; PPIC Event: “Managing Drought”, plus some interesting regional events in San Francisco, Modesto

Notable upcoming events to register for … Mono Lake at 20: The Past, Present, and Future:  Please the UC Berkeley School of Law, with stakeholders in the Mono Lake Cases, convenes a symposium in Sacramento on November 17, 2014, to mark the 20th anniversary of the State Water Resources Control Board’s Decision 1631.  Panel presentations …

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Nov 09 2014

Daily Digest, weekend edition: Water thieves a byproduct of drought, Cranes crowd Staten Island, Scott Valley groundwater and the public trust doctrine and more news, plus Westlands fires back at the LA Times

In California water news this weekend, Water thieves a byproduct of drought, Cranes crowd Staten Island as other Valley habitat dries up, Stockton mayor floats an idea to bring in manatees to eat the hyacinth, Whose groundwater is it?  From the tiny Scott Valley flows a huge issue: the public trust doctrine, The nutty truth …

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Nov 07 2014

Daily Digest: Groundwater regulations, farmers and corporations fighting it out for water, pot farmers and marijuana growing regulations, drought, El Nino, Prop 1, and more …

In California water news today, Will the water last? New groundwater regulations take effect in January, Kale or fracking? Farmers and corporations fight it out for water, Pot farmers steal water amid epic drought, North Coast Regional Water Board moves to implement marijuana growing regulations, Drought clouds future of California wine industry, Hopes for El …

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Nov 07 2014

News Worth Noting: Reclamation revises standard criteria for evaluating water management plans, DWR announces drought funding, Dutch Slough Tidal Restoration EIR finalized, Reclamation’s climate change adaptation strategy, Nancy Sutley and Margaret Spring join Ocean Science Trust Board

Reclamation announces revision of the standard criteria for evaluating water management plans: “The Bureau of Reclamation in September 2014 hosted three public meetings to present information and receive comments on the proposed revision to the Standard Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans. Reclamation has updated the Standard Criteria in response to the Central Valley Project …

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Nov 07 2014

Delta Stewardship Council: October update on the Delta Levee Prioritization Strategy

At the October meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Supervising Engineer Dustin Jones provided the council with a monthly update on the progress of the development of the Delta levee prioritization strategy. The Delta Stewardship Council was directed to develop the strategy by the 2009 Delta Reform Act that will guide state investments in Delta …

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Nov 07 2014

Friday Flashback: California Water Policy Seminar Series: Jay Lund: Insurmountable Opportunities

From the archives of Maven’s Notebook: This post, based on a presentation by Professor Jay Lund, was the first in a series of California water policy seminars that has become an annual series hosted by UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, and is also THE most popular presentation posted here on Maven’s Notebook. Here is …

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Nov 06 2014

Daily Digest: Will Prop 1 pave the way for the Delta tunnels?, Water bond battle turns to implementation, State Water Board issues moratorium on new water connections in Willits, and more …

In California water news today, Will Proposition 1 pave the way for the Delta tunnels?, California water bond battle turns to implementation, Despite water bond vote, California drought relief elusive, Diverse voices praise water bond passage, Who owns the water?, New county fracking bans likely to face challenges, Jet packs are fun … and they …

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