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    Oct 14 2014

    Bloggers on the water bond, groundwater regulation, Delta smelt court case, BDCP, drought, water rates, and more …

    It’s a wide-ranging blog round-up this week, starting with the water bond … Water Bond Will Support Long-Term Water Reliability for the Sacramento Region and State: “The Sacramento region has been leading the state in water conservation this year–an outstanding accomplishment that is helping California withstand the multi-year drought. This achievement is a result of …

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    Oct 14 2014

    California Weather Blog: Shift to more unsettled weather pattern across Northern California, but no major rain events on horizon

    From Daniel Swain at the California Weather Blog: “Warm, dry, and occasionally windy conditions have been the rule across most of California over the past two weeks. While California is certainly no stranger to early fall heat waves–in fact, coastal parts of the state are famous for them–the early part of October was remarkably warm …

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    Oct 13 2014

    Daily Digest: Less than 60 days remaining before dozens of California communities run out of water, drought making California more like Arizona, not a drop (of tap water) to drink in San Lucas, and more …

    In California water news today, less than 60 days remaining before dozens of California communities run out of water, drought making California more like Arizona, not a drop (of tap water) to drink in San Lucas, historic Delta farm turns back the clock, Burbank pool water repurposed to help aid drought relief, O.C. cities seek …

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    Oct 13 2014

    News Worth Noting: San Joaquin River Restoration Program update on Friant flows, Illegal pot grow sites cleaned up, SFPUC and Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership honored, Los Angeles water use takes a dive, draft State Drinking Water Plan

    San Joaquin River Restoration Program: Update on flows out of Friant Dam: “In February 2014, due to drought conditions, the Bureau of Reclamation stopped the San Joaquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP) flows out of Friant Dam near Fresno into the San Joaquin River.  Unrelated to the SJRRP, In mid-May 2014, Reclamation began releasing flows from Friant Dam to meet contractual obligations to deliver …

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    Oct 13 2014

    California’s drought: A result of natural hydrologic variability, climate change, or both?

    With exceptionally dry conditions continuing with really no end in sight, drought was the main topic at the San Gabriel Valley Water Forum held October 2nd in Pomona.  The forum brought together experts and local water officials to discuss the multiple impacts of drought and how region can best be prepared. The forum opened with …

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    Oct 13 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for October 13, 2014

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 374 total views, 3 views today

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    Oct 12 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: Increasing Efficiency & Effectiveness through Collaboration:On Monday, October 13, from 12 to 1pm, Jon Marshack, Executive Director of California Water Quality Monitoring Council (CWQMC), will cover the CWQMC’s goals …

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    Oct 12 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: A history of megadrought, north state reservoir levels bottom out, Prop 1, fracking, solar desal, CA’s war on endangered species, and more …

    In California water news this weekend, A history of megadrought, north state reservoir levels bottom out, Prop 1’s water bonds followed long legislative odyssey, Brown’s war chest for Props 1 & 2 grows to $10.7 million, fracking and groundwater concerns in Central Valley, California’s drought victims drink in grandmother’s kindness, looking to the sun for …

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    Oct 10 2014

    Daily Digest: El Nino looks like it will be a weakling, Jerry Brown responds to drought emergency, and more drought and water news

    In California water news today, El Nino looks like it will be a weakling, Jerry Brown, Smart and Prepared, Responds to California’s Drought Emergency, Where the water hogs stalk the thirsty: California drought dampens consumption, Water conservation: California’s drought a perfect storm, Water bond revives interest in Sites Reservoir, State makes changes to fracking regulations, …

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    Oct 10 2014

    News Worth Noting, groundwater edition: Groundwater law interactive timeline, Documents reveal billions of fracking waste injected into Central CA aquifers, San Gabriel Valley Water Assn launches weekly groundwater alerts, Western Govs express concerns over USFS groundwater directive

    California’s New Groundwater Law: An Interactive Timeline: What are the major deadlines for local groundwater management agencies, and when can—or must—state agencies act?  “Many (including Legal Planet’s own Rick Frank) have examined the pros and cons of California’s new locally-focused groundwater management law.  Such analyses will continue to be critically important as state and local players move …

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    Oct 09 2014

    Daily Digest: New wells for Chico area faces tough crowd, Bay Area agencies consider desal, Hollywood picking up on the deadly drought theme and more …

    In California water news today, California is actually doing a good job saving water during the drought, Drought spurs more investment in new technology, Mountain forest changes threaten California water supplies, Chico: Plans for five new Glenn-Colusa wells faces a tough crowd, Groundwater management plan for Santa Rosa Plain OK’d,  As drought worsens, water agencies …

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    Oct 09 2014

    Science news and reports: Building resilient landscapes, habitat restoration, chinook salmon, Bay-Delta Science Conference preview, tsunami debris and invasive species and more …

    In science news this week, Futures past, Council Field Trip of the Antioch Dunes and Dutch Slough, Council Endorses Issue Paper on Habitat Restoration, Deer Creek: One of many, one of a kind, Former science fellow continues chinook salmon studies,  New Delta Nutrient Research Plan website, Bay Delta Science Conference Preview, Designing rivers: Environmental flows …

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    Oct 09 2014

    News Worth Noting: Informational materials now available on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, U.S. Department of the Interior and Western municipal water suppliers announce agreement to fund conservation projects on the Colorado River

    Informational Materials Now Available on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act:  “ACWA has prepared a suite of informational materials on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014, the legislative package enacted last month that provides a framework for sustainable groundwater management by local authorities.  The materials include a fact sheet, an FAQ, an implementation schedule, a detailed …

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    Oct 09 2014

    USGS Science in the Delta, plus other notes from the September meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council

    At the September 25 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the council members unanimously approved the addition of the USGS to the core membership of the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, the committee that the Council has formed to coordinate implementation of the Delta Plan. After the vote was taken, USGS Deputy Regional Director Jeff …

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    Oct 08 2014

    Daily Digest: Water bond measure flooded with support, but opponents have a strategy; residents cut water use by 11.5%, Reclamation increasing flows in Klamath, Senator Wolk and Barbara Barrigan-Parilla debate water bond and more …

    In California water news today, Water bond measure flooded with support, but opponents have a strategy, Gov. Jerry Brown’s first campaign ads to hit airwaves, State Farm Bureau backs water bond, rainy day fund, State residents cut water use by 11.5%, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation increasing flows in Klamath River to fight parasite attacking salmon, …

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