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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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    Sep 09 2014

    News Worth Noting: Conservation, industry leaders team up to restore groundwater in the Central Valley, NOAA on the California drought, CRS report on pesticide use and water quality

    Conservation, Industry Leaders Team Up to Restore Groundwater In California’s Central Valley: “With California experiencing one of its worst droughts on record–and as more Central Valley farms and communities turn to shrinking groundwater supplies to get by – an uncommon alliance of public, private and nonprofit leaders is offering some relief for dry years ahead. …

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    Sep 09 2014

    Bloggers on the twin tunnels, the water bond, groundwater legislation, water conservation, salmon, mudsnails and more …

    Twin Tunnels Could Produce Friant Dry Year Water Woes: The Friant Waterline writes: “While “progress” on the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan’s ambitious and controversial twin tunnels planning continues to mostly be marked by delay, Friant Division contractors and the Friant Water Authority are looking long and hard at findings in troubling computer modeling.  Friant Water Authority …

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    Sep 08 2014

    Daily Digest: Groundwater legislation not an instant fix, Dry creeks now flowing after Napa quake, drought won’t dampen Morro Bay’s avocado party, and more news and commentary …

    In California water news today, groundwater legislation not an instant fix for aquifers, Dry creeks now flowing after Napa quake, Temperance Flat project moves ahead, Californians become creative as drought dries out their lawns, and more news and commentary … In the news today … Groundwater legislation not an instant fix for aquifers:  “California is …

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    Sep 08 2014

    State Water Board sets workshop to discuss central and southern Delta water availability and use

    In response to recent allegations of unlawful diversions of water in the central and southern Delta, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has scheduled a workshop for Wednesday, September 24 to discuss central and southern Delta water availability and use, as well as the process the State Water Board should use to …

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    Sep 08 2014

    Reclamation releases draft EIS for Temperance Flat reservoir for public review

    The Bureau of Reclamation has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation for a 45-day public review. The project proposes to build a 665-foot dam and 1.33 MAF reservoir at Temperance Flat on the San Joaquin River between Friant and Kerckhoff dams. “Releasing this draft for …

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    Sep 08 2014

    Brown Bag Seminar: Climate, drought, and change

    California is one of a handful of Mediterranean climates in the world, characterized by hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters.  The state depends on a few big winter storms to provide the runoff needed to satisfy water demands in the summer and fall.  However, the last three years, fewer storms have traveled through, leading …

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    Sep 08 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for September 8

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions:     ———————————————- About Reservoir and Water Conditions: This post is a collection of graphic representations of current reservoir and hydrologic conditions drawn primarily from the Department of Water Resources website, as well as a few others. Reservoir and Water Conditions are posted every Monday. 375 total views, …

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    Sep 07 2014

    What’s on the calendar 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: Ecological Site Descriptions (ESDs) – A Tool to Support Adaptive Management: Join Kendra Moseley Urbanik, Regional Ecological Site Specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, on Monday, …

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    Sep 07 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: California waits on Congress, Kashkari calls for halt to twin tunnels project, Temperance Flat project issues draft EIR, Nature Conservancy rents wetlands for birds, nudist colony runs dry in drought and more …

    In California water news this weekend, California waits on Congress for action – or more likely inaction, Gubernatorial candidate Kashakri calls for halt to twin tunnels project, Temperance Flat project issues draft EIR, Nature Conservancy rents wetlands for birds in the Sacramento Valley, almond growers turn to groundwater amid drought, drought lingers yet some homes …

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    Sep 05 2014

    Daily Digest: Tunnel talk from the Brown-Kashkari debate, who really controls California’s water, Napa quake jumpstarts streamflows, pump until its gone? and more …

    In California water news today, tunnel talk from the Brown-Kashkari debate, who really controls California’s water, Napa quake jumpstarts streamflows, pump until its gone? controversy over groundwater management deadline, groundwater law will affect vineyard land value, drought improving wine but not so great for almond growers, and more news and commentary … In the news …

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    Sep 05 2014

    News Worth Noting: Enviro groups call for new BDCP scoping alternatives, Reclamation announces meetings to revise criteria for CVP contractor’s water management plans, Fort Ord restoration project, World Water Week

    Friends of the River, C-WIN, CSPA and the Environmental Water Caucus call for new BDCP scoping of a reasonable range of alternatives including the Responsible Exports Plan Submitted by the Environmental Water Caucus:  The letter reads: “Friends of the River (FOR), the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA), and the …

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    Sep 05 2014

    Delta Stewardship Council endorses habitat restoration issue paper; an update on the Delta Levee Investment Strategy

    At the August meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, council members spent the morning touring the Antioch Dunes and Dutch Slough restoration projects in the western Delta. After lunch, they reconvened at the Big Break Visitors Center in Oakley to discuss endorsement of a new habitat restoration issue paper and hear an update on where …

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    Sep 04 2014

    Daily Digest: Campaign for Prop 1 starts, Gov Brown opposes tapping water bond for earthquake system, snowless Mount Shasta, data center to help desal water and more …

    In California water news today, Campaign for Prop 1 starts in Fresno as Valley politicians promote water bond to voters, Governor Brown opposes tapping water bond for earthquake warning system, snowless Mount Shasta, drought wipes out nearly one-quarter of state’s $5 billion rice crop, drought reshaping cattle map, Californians stealing from fire hydrants, groundwater bills, …

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    Sep 04 2014

    Sea Change Radio transcript: Parched: Peter Gleick on California’s drought

    On September 2nd, Dr. Peter Gleick was a guest on Sea Change Radio to discuss the drought.  Here’s what he had to say: Host: As Californians continue to look beseechingly to the skies for signs of any kind of rainfall, the effects of this drought are indeed far reaching. The policies that emerge from this …

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