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    Jul 02 2014

    State Water Board workshop on urban conservation efforts, part 3: Urban water suppliers discuss allocation-based rate structures, rationing, and other drought management actions

    At the June 17 meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board, board members heard an informational update on the conservation actions that urban water suppliers have taken in response to the drought.  In this third and final panel, Toby Goddard from the Santa Cruz Water Department discussed how they are implementing rationing in the …

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    Jul 01 2014

    Daily Digest: Assembly to unveil $8.25-billion water bond proposal today, rainfall season ends with bleak numbers, Stockton wins appeal to pump from Delta, Met’s Randy Record on the water bond and the BDCP, and more, plus the State Water Board on webcast

    In California water news today, Assembly to unveil $8.25-billion water bond proposal today, 2013-2014 rainfall season ends with bleak numbers as drought sends business to Oregon, drought lessons from Australia, drought blamed for drop in cherry harvest, new chrom-6 standards take effect, water snakes invading California, water gap grows in drought, and composting toilets save …

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    Jul 01 2014

    Phil Isenberg, Jerry Meral, and Michael Dettinger/Daniel Cayan on the drought and the Delta, and more in the latest issue of San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science Journal

    The latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science Journal is now available online.  Besides the expected fare of peer-reviewed research articles on the latest cutting-edge research underway in the Delta, this issue features essays on the drought from Phil Isenberg, Jerry Meral, Michael Dettinger/Daniel Cayan.  In soliciting the essays, the writers were …

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    Jul 01 2014

    Blog round-up: Mega-droughts, water surcharges, weakening enviro protections and lessons learned from the drought, plus the BDCP, water bond, groundwater and more …

    Could California weather a mega-drought? Jay Lund writes:  “In the past 1,200 years, California had two droughts lasting 120-200 years. Could the state’s water resources continue to supply enough water to drink, grow crops and provide habitat for fish with such an extreme, prolonged drought?  With careful management, California’s economy in many ways could withstand …

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    Jul 01 2014

    State Water Board workshop on urban conservation efforts, part 2: ACWA, CUWA, and CUWCC discuss the efforts of their member agencies on conservation and outreach

    At the June 17 meeting, members of the State Water Resources Control Board heard an informational update on the conservation actions that urban water suppliers have taken in response to the drought.  In this portion of the meeting, board members heard from the Association of California Water Agencies, the California Urban Water Agencies, and the …

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    Jun 30 2014

    Daily Digest: State Water Board to target Russian River rights in tomorrow’s hearing, tales of CA water rights holders, why some Delta Protection Commission members are uneasy, and more, plus Hanak, Mulroy & others share solutions to water crisis

    In California water news today, the State Water Board to target Russian River water rights holders in Tuesday’s hearing, the AP shares tales of California water rights holders, why some Delta Protection Commission members are uneasy, was it Artistic license? Or accurate portrayal of BDCP?, Drought Has Drillers Running After Shrinking California Water Supply, and …

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    Jun 30 2014

    Seismic design & performance considerations for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s twin tunnels

    At the June 24th meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, committee members heard a presentation on the seismic performance for the proposed twin tunnels, the centerpiece of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.  The presentation included details on the seismic design criteria and the construction of the tunnel and its lining …

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    Jun 30 2014

    State Water Board workshop on urban conservation efforts, part 1: Statewide water conservation efforts and outreach

    At the June 17 meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board, board members heard an informational update on the conservation actions that urban water suppliers have taken in response to the drought. “The Governor’s April 25, 2014 Executive Order to redouble statewide efforts in water conservation directed the SWB to request an update from …

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    Jun 30 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for June 30, 2014

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    Jun 29 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: Drought, the water bond, super choppers and weather extremes, plus California moves to withhold water from the NSA, Dettinger with some ESP on El Nino, and much more …

    In California water news this weekend: California drought blankets entire state as El Niño forecast dims, the size of the water bond matters, but how it’s spent matters more, Courts will play larger role in who gets water, and super choppers confront California’s weird wildfire season as wild weather extremes mark USA’s first half of …

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    Jun 29 2014

    New proposed constitutional amendment starts down the path towards the ballot: “The No Blank Checks Initiative”

    On Friday, Stockton-area farmer Dean Cortopassi filed a request with the Attorney General’s office for a title and summary for a proposed initiative constitutional amendment titled the “No Blank Checks Initiative.” Currently, state bonds only need to be approved by voters if the bonds are to repaid out of the state’s general revenues.  Mr. Cortopassi’s …

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    Jun 28 2014

    News Worth Noting: Restore the Delta says Gov’s bond is not ‘tunnels neutral’, BDCP presentation to Delta Protection Commission, Coho salmon ID, policy to improve implementation of ESA, weekly US drought report, Delta Fusion this afternoon

    Restore the Delta says Brown Bond is not tunnels neutral, taxpayers would foot bill for tunnels damage:  “Restore the Delta (RTD), leading opponents of Governor Brown’s rush to build massive water export tunnels that mainly serve mega-growers in Westlands and Kern Water Districts, today rejected the governor’s assertion that his proposed state water bond principles …

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    Jun 27 2014

    Daily Digest: State Supreme Court to rule in Delta property rights case, Delta Protection Commission formalizes BDCP comments opposing project; a flood of back room activity on federal drought legislation, but no deal yet and more …

    In California water news, State Supreme Court to rule in Delta property rights case, Delta Protection Commission formalizes BDCP comments opposing project; there’s been a flood of back room activity on federal drought legislation, but no deal yet; California officials are defending senior water rights holders, the State Water Board extends comment period on proposed …

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    Jun 27 2014

    News Worth Noting: Study says LA should change water pricing structure to improve conservation, CAL FIRE urges extreme caution on 4th of July, and San Diego Water Board waives regulation to spur water conservation

    UCLA experts say L.A. should change water pricing structure to improve conservation: “Six months ago, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in response to California’s drought, asking residents to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent.  According to recent surveys, Californians haven’t exactly followed the governor’s call: Water use has declined by …

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    Jun 26 2014

    Daily Digest: Gov’s bond plan seeks tunnel neutrality, State Water Board to crack down on urban waste, Russian River ruling shocks farmers, and more, plus water, theft, and death threats, and the Delta Stewardship Council on webcast today

    Today’s top headlines:  Governor’s bond plan seeks tunnel neutrality and intensifies water bond negotiations, the State Water Board to crack down on urban waste; Russian River appeals court frost-water ruling shocks farmers, Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada’s water affordability bill moves forward, sediment buildup removes vital water capacity for drought years, legal suit alleges mismanagement of Delta water …

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