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    Sep 26 2014

    News Worth Noting: Delta Watermaster Report on local water governance in the Delta, Water bond fact sheet, Weekly drought monitor report, Chevron settles with State Water Board, and more …

    New Delta Watermaster report on local water governance in the Delta: Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson has completed his last report as his 4-year term will be complete at the end of the month: “As the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta (Delta) evolved from an historic tidally-influenced marshland to a diverse agricultural region, local water governance structures …

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    Sep 26 2014

    Jerry Meral and Jonas Minton debate the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    At the September 18th meeting of the Harry S. Truman Democratic Club in Sacramento, the program featured former Deputy Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency Jerry Meral and the Planning and Conservation League’s Jonas Minton debating the Bay Delta Conservation Plan in a lively back and forth moderated by Lisa Buetler, the Executive Facilitator …

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    Sep 25 2014

    Daily Digest: Delta farmers may need to measure water, as drought enters its 4th year – are we doing enough to conserve water?, putting nature on the balance sheet, and more …

    In California water news today, Delta farmers may need to measure water, Drought plays out differently in various regions of the state, as the California drought enters its fourth year, are we doing enough to conserve water?,  how dust might make drought worse or a bit better, dry year means smooth sailing for rice growers …

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    Sep 25 2014

    Estuary News: Defter Delta Restoration

    From Estuary News: “An issue paper endorsed by the Delta Stewardship Council this August seeks to spark progress throughout the myriad stages of habitat restoration. As public and private interests gear up to help endangered fish and migrating birds by restoring habitats in six priority zones of the Delta and Suisun Marsh, this paper lays …

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    Sep 25 2014

    Delta smelt, Alameda song sparrows, and the climate change vulnerability of Bay Area’s freshwater fish species in the latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science journal

    In this issue of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science: Diet, Prey Selection, and Body Condition of Age-0 Delta Smelt, Hypomesus transpacificus, in the Upper San Francisco Estuary Slater, Steven B.; Baxter, Randall D. Alameda Song Sparrow Abundance Related to Salt Marsh Vegetation Patch Size and Shape Metrics Quantified from Remote Sensing Imagery Moffett, …

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    Sep 25 2014

    Science news and reports: High temperatures threaten Sacramento River’s fall-run King salmon, North Pacific warmth jostles marine food chain, the fickle El Nino of 2014, Peter Gleick on climate change and water resources, and more …

    In science news this week, high temperatures threaten Sacramento River’s fall-run King salmon, the salmon mega-model, Salmon Cam 2014, Unusual North Pacific warmth jostles marine food chain, Changes in coastal upwelling linked to temporary declines in marine ecosystem, Revealing plankton pigments, the fickle El Nino of 2014, No El Niño yet, but temperatures in tropical …

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    Sep 25 2014

    News Worth Noting: Governor signs new laws amending Urban Water Management Planning Act, Sacto Regional San approves $2B upgrade to wastewater treatment plant, Poseidon statement on Select Committee Desalination Hearing

    Governor Signs New Laws Amending California’s Urban Water Management Planning Act: “Under new amendments to California’s Urban Water Management Planning Act, urban water suppliers will be required to provide narrative descriptions of their water demand management measures and account for system water losses when preparing Urban Water Management Plans, among other changes. The amended Act, …

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    Sep 24 2014

    Daily Digest: Drought rallies support for water projects, Zero-percent water: An essay, Small tribe carries on fight against Shasta Dam expansion, East Hanford water agency goes dry, and more …

    In California water news today, Drought rallies support for water projects, Zero-percent water: An essay, Small tribe carries on fight against Shasta Dam expansion, East Hanford water agency goes dry, DWR  releases plans for spending $200 million in emergency drought relief, Farm groups will monitor new laws on groundwater, Placer County Water Agency declares emergency …

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    Sep 24 2014

    News Worth Noting: New info sheet on Delta water diversions from the State Water Contractors, Latest PPIC poll shows support for water bond, Delta Levee Investment Strategy Issue Paper, State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forests report, DWR’s funding recommendations for drought projects

    Delta Water Diversions: Unmeasured and Unmanaged:  The State Water Contractors has issued a new info sheet on water diversions in advance of today’s workshop on the subject:  “Landowners in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) divert as much water as the State Water Project (SWP) provides for all of Southern California—with both regions diverting approximately 4 …

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    Sep 24 2014

    Groundwater pumping and subsidence in the Central Valley

    It’s been called the largest alteration of the earth’s surface.  In the San Joaquin Valley,  since the 1920s, farmers have relied on groundwater to varying degrees, and over time, overpumping of groundwater basin has caused the land to subside – over 30 feet in some locations.  In this presentation, USGS hydrologist Michelle Sneed discusses subsidence …

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    Sep 23 2014

    Daily Digest: UC Professor says wildfires an opportunity to increase water supply, Drought leaves Metropolitan with tightening reserves as water shortages are expected to worsen, plus land subsidence, West Nile, Governor signs water bills and more …

    In California water news today, UC Berkeley Professor Says Wildfires Create Opportunity for California to Increase Water Supply, drought and climate change force re-evaluation of wildfire-fighting priorities, Drought leaves Metropolitan with tightening reserves with cuts possible in 2015, water shortage expected to worsen across much of the state, UC Davis study says land subsidence speeding …

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    Sep 23 2014

    Bloggers on groundwater, drought, climate change and more …

    New groundwater policy brings California into the 21st century:  Marcus Griswold writes: “For decades, California’s voluntary Groundwater Management Plans have effectively failed to protect the people and ecosystems that depend on this water. Too many people are siphoning off water from our extremely limited resources, resulting in declining groundwater levels, sinking of land, and drying …

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    Sep 23 2014

    News Worth Noting: New Report Predicts Climate Change Will Significantly Impact California’s Central Valley, CDFW completes emergency restoration project to protect giant garter snakes in Sacramento County, Sea Otter Numbers Holding Steady, Corps reviews final Isabella Lake Dam model

    New Report Predicts Climate Change Will Significantly Impact California’s Central Valley:  “A new report released today by the Department of the Interior’s Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor finds that projected changes in temperature and precipitation, combined with a growing population, will have significant impacts on water supplies, water quality, fish and wildlife habitats, ecosystems, hydropower, …

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    Sep 23 2014

    California Weather Blog: Some September rain for parts of Northern California, but no sign of a wet fall

    From the California Weather Blog: A fairly deep trough (for this time of year) is currently approaching California from the northwest. A deep surface low tied to this trough is producing heavy precipitation and powerful winds over the open ocean, but is expected to weaken considerably and move well to the north of California before …

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    Sep 22 2014

    Daily Digest: Drought may be cause for Mt. Shasta mudslide, boat dumpers have met their match in the Delta, record drought hastens dramatic spread of wildfires, dried-up dams and other extraordinary images and more …

    In California water news today, drought may be cause for Mt. Shasta mudslide, boat dumpers have met their match in the Delta, record drought hastens dramatic spread of wildfires, dried-up dams, boats at the bottom of reservoirs and other extraordinary images of the drought, drought forecast to intensify, voters to decide water bond, some wells …

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