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    Oct 16 2014

    Science news and reports: It was the perfect fish study, until nature messed it up, the fishy food chain, study finds 1934 drought worst of the last millennium and more …

    In science news this week, It was the perfect fish study, until nature messed it up, the fishy food chain, study finds 1934 drought worst of the last millennium, Drought: Questions of survival, Fish moving poleward at a rate of 26 kilometers per decade, The mystery of Alaska’s Chinook salmon decline, Researchers assess risks to …

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    Oct 16 2014

    Delta Conservancy September Board Meeting: Wildlife Friendly Agricultural Practices in the Delta, preparing for the water bond, and more …

    On September 24th, the Board of Directors of the Delta Conservancy held their quarterly meeting.  On the agenda, a presentation on a new program for bird-friendly agricultural practices being rolled out in the Delta later this year, and a discussion on initial preparations for potential water bond funds. Applying bird-friendly agricultural practices in the Delta …

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    Oct 15 2014

    Daily Digest: For the wealthy, drought is a problem money can’t fix; high temperatures intensified drought; big debut for Hetch Hetchy water tunnel; water bond splits environmentalists and more news and commentary …

    In California water news today, for the wealthy, drought is a problem money can’t fix; High temperatures intensified California drought; Water bond splits environmentalists; Proposition 1 “Cheat Sheet”; Water board will ease curtailments during storms; agritourism operations deal with lack of water; Santa Cruz enforces California’s toughest drought restrictions; Supervisors vote to move ahead with …

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    Oct 15 2014

    News Worth Noting: Army Corps, water agencies and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation partner on wetland restoration; Supreme Court denies petition for review in Russian River frost protection case; LA Mayor issues drought directive; NRDC and CA Water Foundation respond

    Corps, water agencies, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation partner on wetland restoration: “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, along with several state and federal regulatory agencies, approved a new program by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation which offers a new option for mitigating unavoidable impacts to California’s aquatic resources, including wetlands. The …

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    Oct 15 2014

    Urban water conservation programs: How effective are they?

    As the exceptionally dry conditions continue, the Governor and agency officials plead for water users to conserve, and water agencies across the state have responded by rolling out an array of water conservation programs in order to encourage consumers to use less water.  But just how effective are these programs?  Kurt Schwabe, Associate Professor of …

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    Oct 14 2014

    Daily Digest: Study shows fault near key CA water supply infrastructure among 4 at risk of major quake, Gov accused of heavy-handed pressure SWP contracts, Calaveras County Supe wants County to cash in on snowpack and more news and commentary …

    In California water news today, study shows fault near key California water supply infrastructure among 4 at risk of major quake, Governor accused of heavy-handed pressure in an end run to build Delta water tunnels, County Supervisor Edson wants Calaveras County to cash in on snowpack, How too many trees contribute to California’s drought, Campaign …

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    Oct 14 2014

    News Worth Noting: C-WIN on State Water Project Contract Extensions, No on Prop. 1 says water bond does not have “near-unanimous” support, Two petitions filed seeking Supreme Court review of Delta smelt case, CDPR’s Surface Water Protection Program, new exhibit at Met headquarters

    Brown Administration Gets Ugly Over State Water Project Contract Extension:  “A proposed Environmental Impact Report on a long-term extension of State Water Project contracts threatens regional and local water agencies with delivery cutbacks if they don’t sign on to the deal.  A coalition of water policy reform advocates is opposing the proposed EIR, characterizing it …

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    Oct 14 2014

    Radio show transcript: Michael Jackson, water rights lawyer, on California’s water history, the twin tunnels, and how this affects Northern California groundwater

    Jim Brobeck, water policy analyst for AquAlliance, interviewed water rights attorney Michael Jackson for a radio show which broadcast on Chico’s KZFR radio on September 12. During the interview, they discussed the history of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Watersheds, the twin tunnels, the water bond, and how these far flung water schemes impact Northern Sacramento Valley …

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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

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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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