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    Nov 14 2014

    News Worth Noting: Trout Unlimited applauds passage of Klamath River bill by Senate committee, Senators Vitter, Shuster Push to Abandon Controversial Waters of the U.S. Rule, Tidal Wave or Drop in the Bucket? Differences in Water Use Across the United States

    Trout Unlimited applauds passage of Klamath River bill by Senate committee: “Trout Unlimited today applauded the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for passing the Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act, and called for rapid action by Congress to pass the bill into law before the end of the year.  Brian Johnson, California …

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    Nov 14 2014

    Dr. Stephen Brandt: Habitat quality: A fish’s perspective

    The 8th Biennial Bay Delta Science Conference brought together over a thousand scientists, managers, and policy makers to Sacramento to hear the latest advances in scientific information and ideas on water resource management in the Delta, its watershed, and the San Francisco Estuary. As the fifth and final plenary speaker, Delta Independent Science Board member …

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    Nov 14 2014

    Friday Flashback: Tim Washburn on the history and future of Sacramento’s flood control system

    From the archives of Maven’s Notebook: This presentation stands out in my memory as one of my all-time favorites.  Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency’s Tim Washburn gave this dynamic and interesting presentation as part of the first season of the California Water Policy Seminar Series at UC Davis on the Sacramento area’s flood control system.  …

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    Nov 13 2014

    Daily Digest: Few water rights enforcement actions statewide, relentless drought spells financial disaster for farmers, innovators chasing a cheaper future for desal, and more …

    In California water news today, California has few water rights enforcement actions across state, For California farmers, relentless drought spells financial disaster, Innovators are chasing a cheaper future for desalination, Environmental groups call on Brown to abandon his tunnel scheme, Water theft heightening drought concerns, Recognizing the role of California farmland in economic and environmental …

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    Nov 13 2014

    Delta Stewardship Council Chair Randy Fiorini on Actionable Science in the Delta

    As Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council, Randy Fiorini heads the agency that is charged with developing and implementing a long term plan for the Delta that will achieve the coequal goals, and to do so through the use of best available science.  At the 2014 Bay Delta Science Conference plenary session, Randy Fiorini outlined …

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    Nov 13 2014

    Science news and reports: The Ich factor, sudden oak death, progress in data collection & dissemination, ENSO Forecast -slip slidin’ away, and more …

    In science news this week: The Ich factor, Drought brings right conditions to stem sudden oak death, Progress in data collection & dissemination, Everglades ‘River of Grass’ to flow again – experimentally, Groundwater warming up in sync, Details on the November ENSO forecast: Slip-slidin’ away, Latest supercomputers enable high-resolution climate models, truer simulation of extreme …

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    Nov 13 2014

    News Worth Noting: Water rights curtailments lifted for the Sacramento and San Joaquin River watersheds, CDFW tags sturgeon & tallies fishing report cards, Small business grant awarded for test for toxic algae blooms, CVP interim contracts, LA stormwater

    Water rights curtailments lifted for the Sacramento and San Joaquin River watersheds:  “The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is lifting the water right curtailments for post‐1914 water rights in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River watersheds with a priority date of December 31, 1953, and earlier.  This action is based on reduced …

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    Nov 12 2014

    Tunnel opponents call on Gov. Brown to abandon doomed BDCP Delta tunnels; say EPA, agencies’ criticisms are unresolvable

    From Restore the Delta, this press release: Restore the Delta (RTD), Friends of the River (FOR) and California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom sustainable farms, salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today outlined the looming fight over the BDCP tunnels. The …

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    Nov 12 2014

    Daily Digest: Water usage in U.S. lowest in decades, tomato harvest breaks record while citrus growers assess impact, Numerous parties line up in support of Delta smelt petition, Sites Reservoir backers seek to reduce costs, and more …

    In California water news today, Water conservation efforts pay off: Water usage in U.S. lowest in decades, Drought-defying tomato harvest breaks California record, Orange growers assess drought impact on crop, State craft brewers fear drought could alter business and beer, Numerous parties line up in support of petition in Delta smelt case, Sites Reservoir backers …

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    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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