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    Sep 15 2014

    News Worth Noting: NOP for CEQA docs issued for SWP contract extensions, NCPA files complaint against Reclamation, No on Prop 1 says water bond fails to deliver, FY 2014-15 water quality fees, Prop 84 PSP, Invester-owned water companies support CPUC resolution

    DWR issues Notice of Preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the extension of State Water Project water supply contracts:  DWR will be the lead agency for the preparation of CEQA documents for the extension of the State Water Project water supply contracts, which propose to amend certain provisions of the State Water Resources Development …

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    Sep 14 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 …   California Stormwater Quality Association 2014 Annual Meeting will be held September 15-17 in Orange County.  Click here for more information. Advanced Metering Infrastructure Symposium:  On Tuesday, September 16 from 10AM …

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    Sep 14 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: How long will California survive without water, super-rich make last stand against drought, Avenal could run out of water, swimming pools and drought, and more …

    In California water news this weekend, how long will California survive without water, super-rich make last stand against California drought, Avenal could run out of water, water agencies are learning that pools aren’t a big factor during a drought, billions of gallons of water lost to leaks each year, survey finds almond growers deeply impacted …

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    Sep 12 2014

    Daily Digest: ‘Injection’ plan to save fall run salmon, pistachio crop swells, California hit with West Nile outbreak, nudist colony accused of stealing water, and more news and commentary …

    In California water news today, ‘Injection’ plan to save fall run salmon, pistachio crop expected to swell despite the drought, California hit with West Nile outbreak and drought is to blame, Garamendi and McNerney introduce bill to block federal funds for BDCP, Drought Task Force hears list of water problems in Glenn County, Los Gatos …

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    Sep 12 2014

    News Worth Noting: Ag expert panel report, hidden costs of groundwater overdraft, stormwater and Prop 218, Sacto RWA supports water bond, C-WIN on Grasslands project, Cadiz picks up Central Valley farmers, San Diego water use down 6%, 9th wettest summer for US even as the west withers

    Conclusions of the Agricultural Expert Panel: Recommendations to the State Water Board – Final Report Available –  The Agricultural Expert Panel was convened by the State Water Board and given thirteen technical questions to answer regarding groundwater, nitrogen, and other issues. The Final Agricultural Expert Panel Report – Conclusions of the Agricultural Expert Panel: Recommendations …

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    Sep 11 2014

    State Water Board looking for recommendations on improving the enforcement of water rights during drought conditions

    Do you have ideas on how the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) could more effectively divvy up the water in these dry years?  Then State Water Board staff wants to hear from you. With the possibility that this exceptionally dry year could quite possibly turn into another, the emergency resolution adopted by …

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    Sep 11 2014

    Daily Digest: Farmers stymied by fish protections, drought could claim 25% of rice crop, officials garner support for Sites Reservoir, Stewardship Council’s message hits the road and more …

    In California water news today, farmers stymied by fish protections, drought could claim a quarter of the rice crop, officials garner support for water bond for Sites Reservoir, Delta Stewardship Council’s message of policy and science collaboration hits the road, statewide water use drops, California plans the nation’s most detailed sea level rise database, forest …

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    Sep 11 2014

    News Worth Noting: ACWA, Metropolitan endorse water bond; DC Hearings on water storage, the Endangered Species Act; Docs for emergency groundwater for North Grasslands Wildlife Area; State Water Board adopts plan for Marina del Rey

    ACWA Board of Directors Formally Endorses 2014 Water Bond: “Citing a critical need to invest in a comprehensive plan to secure the state’s water future, the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) this week took a formal position in support of the $7.545 billion water bond measure set for the November ballot. The statewide organization’s …

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    Sep 11 2014

    Science news and reports: Draft Interim Science Action Agenda released for public comment; One fish kill to prevent another; managing salinity in the Delta in times of drought; Brown Bag seminars focus on habitat restoration, and more …

    In science news this week, the Delta Science Program releases the draft Interim Science Action Agenda for public comment; from Peter to Paul: One fish kill to prevent another; managing salinity in the Delta in times of drought;  Brown Bag seminars focus on habitat restoration; research shows declining levels of acidity in Sierra Nevada lakes; …

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    Sep 10 2014

    Daily Digest: Communities still thirsting for drought help from Congress, field poll shows support for $7.5 billion water bond, Valley congressmen want to stop federal funding for the BDCP, where has all the Shasta dam water gone, and more news and commentary …

    In California water news today, California communities still thirsting for drought help from Congress, field poll shows support for $7.5 billion water bond, Valley congressmen want to stop federal funding of the BDCP, where has all the Shasta Dam water gone?, Drought creates a series of problems for migratory birds and wildlife managers, Californians improving …

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    Sep 10 2014

    Update on urban water conservation numbers: State reduces water use overall by 7.5% in July, saving 17 billion gallons of water

    At the September 9 meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), Max Gomberg gave a presentation on the August water production data that was provided to the Board as required by the emergency conservation regulation adopted by the board in July. He began by noting that the data was required by …

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    Sep 10 2014

    Wildfire and droughts in Sierra Nevada forests

    With much of the state’s water supply originating in the mountains as precipitation on the forested landscape, the health of the forests are paramount to California’s water supply.  In this presentation, Wildfire and droughts in the Sierra Nevada forests, Susie Kocher, Natural Resources Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension Service discusses drought and …

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    Sep 10 2014

    Congressman Ami Bera backs bill blocking funding for twin tunnels (BDCP)

    From Congressman Ami Bera: Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. introduced a bill today with his colleagues Congressmen Jerry McNerney and John Garamendi to block FY 2015 federal funds from being used for California’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). California has asked the federal government to contribute nearly $4 billion to help it implement the BDCP. “The BDCP …

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    Sep 10 2014

    News Worth Noting: Urban water suppliers report progress on conservation measures, USFWS boosts endangered species conservation, Winnemem war dance at Shasta Dam, groundwater legislation recap, water bond summary, Bay Area water pact successful

    Urban water suppliers report progress on conservation measures:  “California’s urban water conservation efforts for the month of July resulted in a seven and one-half percent drop, statewide, in urban water usage from a year ago, according to results of a survey of retail water suppliers released today by the State Water Resources Control Board (State …

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    Sep 09 2014

    Daily Digest: Five things to know about the drought legislation stuck in Congress, a look at well-drilling activity in the Central Valley, simulation lets you pick ways to solve water woes and more news, plus State Water Board on webcast

    In California water news today, five things to know about the drought legislation stuck in Congress, a look at well-drilling activity in the Central Valley, simulation lets Californians pick ways to solve water woes, habitat white paper adopted by DSC, River News-Herald reports on the recirculation of the BDCP, record Calfiornia walnut crop seen but …

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