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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Sep 22 2014

News Worth Noting: Governor Brown signs Wolk bill to better manage state’s water resources, California drought continues as Water Year nears the end

Governor Brown signs Wolk bill to better manage state’s water resources: “Today Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed into law legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to strengthen requirements that urban water districts report to the state their water losses through leaks in their water systems. “The water coming out of taps in California’s …

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Sep 22 2014

Reservoir and water conditions for September 22

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Sep 21 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 … Brown Bag Seminar: Seawater Desalination: Promise or Peril?  There is considerable interest in increasing the use of seawater desalination in California. However, expanding desalination capacity along the California coast raises a …

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Sep 21 2014

Daily Digest, weekend edition: Congress leaves town without agreement on drought legislation, a coming ‘tsunami’ of dry wells, glacier on Mount Shasta breaks, prompts flash flood warning, and more news and commentary

In California water news this weekend, Congress leaves town without agreement on drought legislation, a coming ‘tsunami’ of dry wells, debate on Proposition 1, Governor Brown orders help for dry wells, record amount of fire retardant used to fight blaze, glacier on Mount Shasta breaks off, prompting flash flood warning, Waterway cleanups remove tons of …

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Sep 19 2014

Daily Digest: Congress keeps California water talks flowing, lawsuit a test for groundwater rights, are water rules easing or aiding drought?, Bureau releasing 23,000 AF for fall fish flows, do tarantulas signal end of drought and more …

In California water news today, Congress keeps California water talks flowing, lawsuit over dwindling river a test for groundwater rights, are California water rules easing or aiding drought, Bureau releasing 23,000 AF for fall fish flows, Indians dancing against Shasta Dam raise, ‘Brown is beautiful landscaping bill signed by the Governor, does a tarantula boom …

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Sep 19 2014

News Worth Noting: Study finds water metering effective, Sacramento continues impressive water use reductions, deep water ship channel dredging, firm fined for polluting SF Bay, House Committee passess water storage bills

New Study Finds Water Metering is Essential to Effective Water Management During Drought, Particularly at the Local Level: “The new “Need to Know” factsheet Metering in California  finds water meters an essential element of effective water management, particularly during the drought.  As more Californians take a closer look at the use and management of water …

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Sep 18 2014

Daily Digest: State dodges power crisis this summer despite heat & drought; landscape expert says CalTrans water-saving projects could harm trees; Klamath salmon returning in big numbers, more water released, and more water news

In California water news today, the state dodges power crisis this summer despite heat & drought; landscape expert says CalTrans water-saving projects could harm trees; Klamath salmon returning in big numbers, more water released;In a central California town, the answer to the question, do you have water, is no; Why fewer acres have burned this …

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Sep 18 2014

News Worth Noting: Delta Dialogues Phase II Report, CDFW seeks public comment on wetland restoration program, landscape symposia report, cleaning up Maywood water, data sharing in natural resource and infrastructure projects

Delta Dialogues Phase II Report now available:  The Delta Dialogues is a Delta Conservancy project with the goal of developing relationships and shared understanding among Delta stakeholders, many of whom had often battled each other in public meetings and in the courts.  “The Delta Dialogues offer an alternative to the typical ways of discussing the …

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Sep 18 2014

Science news and reports: Streamgages measure drought and earthquake impacts on water; Ocean Beach’s sand supply, gravel replenishment program in Nimbus Basin, CDFW seeking research projects on predation, and more science news …

In science news this week, USGS streamgages measure drought and earthquake impacts on water; Ocean Beach’s sand supply dries up, leaving plovers squeezed; Gravel replenishment program in Nimbus Basin continues successful run; CDFW seeking research projects on watershed predation of threatened and endangered species; CDFW seeks public comment on wetland restoration program; native vegetation makes …

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Sep 18 2014

Help clean up Delta waterways this Saturday!

The Delta Conservancy and the Delta Protection Commission are sponsoring a Delta waterways clean up on Saturday, September 20th, from 9AM to 12PM. The event is part of Coastal Clean Up day, the largest annual event that brings people together statewide to pick up trash and debris from our waterways, with hundreds of thousands of …

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Sep 17 2014

Daily Digest: Governor Brown signs historic groundwater management legislation but lawsuits could bog down new groundwater law; Water rights decision has 9th Circuit Court flummoxed, more water for the Klamath, and more news and commentary …

In California water news today, Governor Brown signs historic groundwater management legislation, but lawsuits could bog down new groundwater law; Water rights decision has 9th Circuit Court flummoxed, Feds release emergency water to Trinity and lower Klamath rivers after deadly parasite found in fish, the town of Weed a snapshot of challenges facing firefighters, Drought …

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Sep 17 2014

Groundwater and surface water interactions under water shortage

The exceptionally dry conditions along with the recent passage of groundwater legislation has focused the state’s attention on its groundwater resources.  In this presentation, Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions Under Water Shortage, Thomas Harter, faculty and cooperative extension specialist with UC Davis, gives an overview of groundwater and how groundwater works, where groundwater is in …

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Sep 16 2014

This just in … Reclamation Releases Additional Water to Address Fish Health in Lower Klamath River

From the Bureau of Reclamation: In response to the discovery of a parasite infection in Chinook salmon in the lower Klamath River, the Bureau of Reclamation began today to release additional water from Trinity Reservoir. On Monday, Sept. 15, scientists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Fish Health Center captured and examined 20 fish …

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Sep 16 2014

Legislators and interest groups respond to Governor Brown’s signing of groundwater legislation

Legislators and interest groups are responding to Governor Brown’s signing of groundwater legislation today. (Click here for the governor’s press release.) Here’s what they had to say, listed in alphabetical order: Note:  I will continue to add to this post as I find other reactions, so do check back later – there will probably be …

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