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    Jun 04 2014

    News Worth Noting: San Diego County Water Authority seeks clarity on BDCP financing, State Water Board approves recycled water order, Discussion paper on private sector engagement in water policy and management

    San Diego County Water Authority seeks clarity about Bay Delta Conservation Plan financing:  “The San Diego County Water Authority is urging state and federal officials to be more transparent and thorough in explaining the fundamental financial components of a proposed $25 billion project to construct twin tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta.  Draft environmental documents …

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    Jun 03 2014

    Daily Digest: Jones Tract levee break ten years later, drought prolonging allergy season and more news, plus what’s on webcast today

    When the levee broke: In 10 years since devastating Jones Tract flooding, much has changed on Delta levees; Want to comment on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan?; Drought prolongs allergy season; Costs will climb after extensive groundwater pumping; State Water Board looking for a Deputy Director for the Drinking Water Program; Climate change skepticism could …

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    Jun 03 2014

    Reviewing the science of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    In preparing to finalize their comments on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s EIR/EIS, the Delta Stewardship Council reviewed the findings of two different science reviews: an independent science panel’s review stretching three years over the development of the document completed in March, and the review recently completed by the Delta Independent Science Board. This is …

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    Jun 03 2014

    Blog round-up: Friant pulling up trees, birds and rice, groundwater, BDCP, climate regs, drought and more …

    Friant’s “Zero” disaster mounts: Parched Trees Being Pulled As Senior Rights Water Releases Begin: The Friant Waterline writes: “Zero remains the frustrating word for Friant Division growers who continue to have no Central Valley Project water to use and, in many cases, little or no groundwater available to tap in their desperate efforts to save …

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    Jun 03 2014

    News Worth Noting: DWR releases final IRWM program guidelines, State Water Board to consider amendments for recycled water use, Chrom-6 standards to become effective July 1

    DWR Releases Final 2014 IRWM Program Guidelines and Drought Grant Proposal Solicitation Package: “The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today issued the final 2014 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Drought Grant Program Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP). DWR is soliciting proposals for $200 million in Proposition 84 funds to support projects and programs …

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    Jun 02 2014

    Daily Digest: Groundwater drilling frenzy, State Board revokes Millview water license, San Diego files new lawsuit against Met and more, plus candidate Ellen Brown with a cheaper way to fund infrastructure

    In California water news today, drought drives drilling frenzy for groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley; Saving water is good for business during state drought; New Klamath Water Bill Has One Opponent in Hoopa Valley Tribe; State Board revokes Millview water license; Drought prompts Roseville surcharge; San Diego County Water Authority files new suit on …

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    Jun 02 2014

    How the Bay Delta Conservation Plan addresses the goals and objectives of the Delta Reform Act and the Delta Plan

    At the May 29th meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the main agenda item for the day was for the Council to finalize their comments that will be submitted on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and its environmental documents. To set the stage for the discussion that would follow, the Council first received three …

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    Jun 02 2014

    California Weather Blog: Rainy season ends in California; exceptional drought continues to intensify

    From the California Weather Blog: “April and May were very dry months for much of California. In most of the major population centers, little or no measurable precipitation occurred during the entire month of May.  Occasional thunderstorms did bring highly localized downpours –mostly confined to the Sierra Nevada mountains–but overall precipitation was well below average for …

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    Jun 01 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: Water curtailments expand, BDCP comment period extended, Should the state use taxpayer dollars to build more dams?, Sac Valley groundwater at tipping point and more plus the myths and realities of El Niño

    In California water news today, State tells junior water right holders to stop diverting; Public given more time to comment on the BDCP; Should the state use taxpayer dollars to build more dams?, In the Sacramento Valley, tapping groundwater reaches tipping point; State looks at regulating groundwater pumping as water table drops; Sacramento Valley will be …

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    Jun 01 2014

    The Sunday Best: Last week’s most popular posts and out-clicks

    Last week’s most popular posts In her own words: Pat Mulroy: “Water management in the Wild West: Lessons Learned” Governor Brown announces appointments: Karla Nemeth appointed deputy secretary for water policy, Kristopher Tjernell appointed special assistant for water policy, and Susan Tatayon appointed to the Delta Stewardship Council This just in … State Water Board …

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    May 31 2014

    News Worth Noting: Army Corps reinstates Sacramento levees and awards $9.2M for Sacramento levee fixes, South Sutter files for temporary transfer, Pot farm next to Modesto water treatment plant busted, and San Diego County Water Authority sues Metropolitan over 2015-2016 rates

    Army Corps reinstates Sacramento levee rehabilitation eligibility:  “Sacramento levees are eligible for federal rehabilitation assistance again after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a letter of intent submitted by local levee maintaining agencies to deal with remaining encroachment issues over time.  A letter of intent is the first step of developing a system-wide improvement …

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    May 30 2014

    Reactions: Metropolitan Water District, Restore the Delta, and the State Water Contractors respond to release of the BDCP’s Implementing Agreement and extension of public comment period

    Here are the reactions I’ve received so far regarding the release of the Implementation Agreement and extension of the public comment period.  They are listed below in alphabetical order.  Additional reactions will be added to this post as/if they are received. From Metropolitan Water District: “Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of …

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    May 30 2014

    This just in … State Water Board extends curtailments to all post-1914 water right holders in the San Joaquin River watershed and South Delta; warns senior water rights holders they could be next

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: “With California’s extreme drought resulting in insufficient water to serve all water-rights holders, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced today that junior water-rights holders in the San Joaquin River watershed are receiving curtailment notices. The notices advise the recipients to stop diverting water from …

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    May 30 2014

    This just in … Agency officials discuss release of Bay Delta Conservation Plan Implementing Agreement and extension of the public comment period

    Coinciding with the release of the Implementing Agreement, the Natural Resources Agency held a media call this morning to discuss both the release of the agreement and the extension of the public comment period. Participating in the call were Karla Nemeth, Deputy Secretary for Water Policy at the Natural Resources Agency; Mark Cowin, Director of …

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    May 30 2014

    This just in … Draft BDCP Implementation Agreement released; Public comment period extended to July 29

    From the California Natural Resources Agency: “Lead federal and state agencies on Friday announced they have extended by more than a month the time available for the public to comment on the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), so that a public comment period that would otherwise end June 13 will run to July 29. …

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