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    Jun 11 2014

    This just in … AquAlliance and CSPA file lawsuit against Reclamation over CVP transfers

    From AquAlliance and the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance: On 11 June 2014, AquAlliance and the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) filed a lawsuit in federal District Court against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation USBR over its inadequate disclosure, avoidance of impacts, and mitigation of major water transfers from the Sacramento Valley through the Delta to …

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    Jun 11 2014

    Daily Digest: Drought strategies: Save or store more water? plus Santa Barbara fights for desal permits, groundwater, fracking and more

    In California water news today, dueling drought strategies:  Save more water or store more water?; How California can beat the drought; Water-saving techniques should be taught to farmers, study urges; Drought intensifies push for better groundwater management; Farm groups tell officials that state should act deliberately on groundwater; Merced County groundwater export plan raises ire …

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    Jun 11 2014

    News Worth Noting: Wolk amends water bond, Documents for Arvin-Edison – MWD 10 year transfer program, Land subsidence trends in the Coachella Valley

    Senator Wolk amends water bond:  The bond, SB 848, would provide $10.5 billion in funding for projects that will address California’s critical needs, including: urgent drinking water treatment for communities that do not currently have access to safe water; critically needed groundwater treatment projects; wastewater treatment to protect California’s rivers, streams and beaches; community supported …

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    Jun 10 2014

    This just in … Final CASGEM Groundwater Basin Prioritization results now available

    From the Department of Water Resources CASGEM program: “To meet requirements specified in the California Water Code, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) developed the CASGEM Basin Prioritization Process. In January, 2014, DWR published the draft results of the prioritization of California’s 515 groundwater basins and subbasins.   The CASGEM Program also held five workshops throughout …

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    Jun 10 2014

    This just in … ACWA releases report on regional impacts of 2014 drought; Local vulnerabilities and strategies for resilience outlined

    From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA): “The statewide Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) today released a report detailing specific impacts of the drought around the state and underscoring the need for a variety of strategies and actions to improve the resiliency of the state’s water system. The report, developed by a statewide …

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    Jun 10 2014

    This just in … New report from the Pacific Institute and the NRDC; Drought-stricken California could save up to 14 million acre-feet of water; enough to supply all the state’s cities annually

    From the Pacific Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council: “California could be saving up to 14 million acre-feet of untapped water – providing more than the amount of water used in all of California’s cities in one year – with an aggressive statewide effort to use water-saving practices, reuse water, and capture lost stormwater, …

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    Jun 10 2014

    Daily Digest: Farmers ask: hey buddy, can you spare some water?, deepest straw in Central Valley wins, NorCal leaders on the water bond, and more, plus water reallocation won’t provide equity, says the Capital Press

    In California water news today, California farmers ask: Hey buddy, can you spare some water?; The deepest straw wins in the Central Valley scramble for groundwater; Northern California leaders frame their position on the water bond; Northern California leaders ask for help in drought; Fixing California’s water problems easier said than done; New ways to …

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    Jun 10 2014

    Blog round-up: Bloggers weigh in on funding California’s water infrastructure, proposed drought solutions, the BDCP and more, plus will Lake Mead be unusuable in 5 to 8 years?

    Now is the Time to Invest in California’s Water Future, says Bryce Lundberg of the Northern California Water Association:  He writes: “I had a wonderful opportunity earlier today to join several esteemed leaders in asking the Legislature and our Governor to invest in California’s water future. At our state’s capitol this morning, I joined Sacramento …

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    Jun 10 2014

    News Worth Noting: Senator Wolk to amend water bond SB 848 to include priorities mentioned in yesterday’s press conference, Study finds farm use efficiency underserved by bonds, draft aquatic weed permit for Tahoe Keys, WaterSMART grants for western states

    Senator Wolk announces she is amending SB 848 to include all priorities mentioned by Mayor Johnson and the North State Water Alliance:  “Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), the author of water bond proposal Senate Bill 848, issued the following statement today following a press conference held by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the North State Water Alliance, …

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    Jun 09 2014

    Deer Creek tributary water rights curtailed to provide minimum flows for migratory fish

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board has issued curtailment orders to all water right holders on Deer Creek, a significant Sacramento River tributary, to ensure minimum flows for migratory fish. The orders are mailed pursuant to an emergency fish flow regulation adopted by the State Water Board on …

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    Jun 09 2014

    North State Coalition urges Governor and legislature to act on statewide solution to California’s ongoing water crisis

      From the North State Water Alliance: “Founders of the North State Water Alliance today joined Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, elected officials, business, labor, agriculture and environmental interests to unveil their criteria for a water bond that reflects a comprehensive solution to meet short-term and long-term water reliability needs for all of California. During a …

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    Jun 09 2014

    Daily Digest: Capitol Hill considers Sites Reservoir bill, tackling water supply problems with Big Data, $7 broccoli, voluntary cutbacks in the Bay Area falling short, and more news and commentary …

    In California water news today, Capitol Hill considers Sites Reservoir water storage bill;  Intel Tackles Water Supply Problems With Big Data; Will the drought bring about $7 broccoli?  The end of cheap fruits and veggies draws nigh; Yuba City asks residents to conserve water; Voluntary cutbacks in the Bay Area falling short; L.A. River could …

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    Jun 09 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for June 9, 2014

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    Jun 09 2014

    Miscellaneous notes: Take a Virtual Water Tour of California, DWR’s Apprenticeship Program, and a new water pricing interactive from the New CA Water Atlas

    Take a virtual water tour around the state: There is no other state where water and economic development is so tightly woven together than here in California. Since the gold rush, water has been the engine that has promoted economic and social development in the state. Water is still a precious resource in California; however, …

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    Jun 08 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: Century-old irrigation districts fear water rights may be limited by the state, DPC nearing final comment letter on BDCP, Antioch considers desal, and more news, plus surfin’ the Colorado River … ?

    In California water news today, century-old Modesto-area irrigation districts fear water rights may be limited by the state; Poll finds little support for drought spending despite broad awareness; Drought drives groundwater drilling frenzy; Drought killing citrus: ‘It shouldn’t be happening’; Delta Protection Commission nearing final comment letter to BDCP; EPA agrees to pesticide buffers to …

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