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    Oct 07 2014

    A brief report from the State Water Board’s workshop on Central and Southern Delta Water Availability and Use

    Cody Phillips, a legal intern with the Delta Stewardship Council, attended the September 24th workshop at the State Water Board, and gave this report to the Delta Stewardship Council at their September 25th meeting: “I attended the workshop with Mr. Samsam. It was entitled “Central and Southern Delta Water Availability and Use,” and it addressed …

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    Oct 07 2014

    Retiring Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson gives his last report to the Delta Protection Commission

    On September 25th, the Delta Protection Commission met in Discovery Bay.  On the agenda, an update from retiring Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson and the Commission’s consideration of taking a position on Proposition 1, the water bond.  This is the first of two-part coverage from the meeting and covers the presentation by the Delta Watermaster.  Part …

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    Oct 07 2014

    Bloggers on the water bond, the “Porterville Problem”, the tunnels, the Endangered Species Act, water subsidies and more …

    Will the water bond deliver?  Families Protecting the Valley writes:  “Some of our friends don’t understand our reluctance to show enthusiasm for Prop 1, the Water Bond. Why not support it? What do we have to lose, they say. Before we answer those questions we would like to tell you why we have some of …

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    Oct 07 2014

    News Worth Noting: Sacramento Regional Water Authority launches “Drought Champs” campaign, Reclamation releases revised SL&DMA transfer docs, Salinas River flood control and habitat project certified

    Sacramento Regional Water Authority Launches New “Drought Champs” Campaign: “The Regional Water Authority (RWA) today is launching a new public service campaign to thank residents for their outstanding water conservation efforts during California’s historic drought and to encourage further reductions. The campaign, which will feature messages in radio and print advertising, as well as a …

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    Oct 06 2014

    State Water Board issues final order on the reconsideration of Delta Temporary Urgency Change Petitions (TUCPs)

    The State Water Resources Control Board has issued the final order adopted by the Board on September 24, 2014, denying petitions for reconsideration and addressing objections to the Executive Director’s January 31, 2014 order and subsequent changes modifying the Delta water quality requirements for the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project. The order …

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    Oct 06 2014

    Daily Digest: California avoids defeat in virtual megadrought, worrisome invasive weeds, collision between geothermal energy and water needs, SoCal water districts battling over groundwater pumping, the real relationship between conservation and rising water rates, and more

    In California water news today, California avoids defeat in virtual megadrought, Drought disrupts migratory birds in the Central Valley, cuts exports sharply,and worries pool industry; our cities water systems are becoming obsolete – what will replace them?, plus worrisome invasive weeds, collision between geothermal energy and water needs, SoCal water districts battling over groundwater pumping, …

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    Oct 06 2014

    Delta Levee Investment Strategy update: Presentation and discussion of the Levee Investment Issue Paper

    At the September meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Deputy Executive Officer Cindy Messer updated the council on the progress of the development of the Delta levee investment strategy. The focus of this month’s update is an issue paper that staff have drafted and is currently being circulated for public review. The issue paper has …

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    Oct 06 2014

    News Worth Noting: CVP begins water year 2015 with 3.1 MAF in storage, Governor signs recycled water bill, salmon fishermen oppose Prop 1, Reclamation to increase flows on Klamath river in response to disease, legal analysis of frost protection ruling, San Joaquin seepage contract awarded

    Central Valley Project Begins Water Year 2015 with 3.1 Million Acre-Feet of Storage (2 Million Acre-Feet Less than WY 2014): “The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project began water year 2015 (Oct. 1, 2014, to Sept. 30, 2015) with 3.1 million acre-feet of water in six key CVP reservoirs (Shasta, Trinity, Folsom, New Melones, and …

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    Oct 06 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for October 6

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 329 total views, 3 views today

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    Oct 05 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 … 3rd Annual CalDesal Conference (Monterey): The conference will be held October 6-7 at the Portola Hotel and Spa in Monterey.  More details to come.  Click here to visit CalDesal online. The …

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    Oct 05 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: Could those empty reservoirs fill up in one winter?, plus marijuana, Kern Water Bank ruling, small pumpkins and more …

    In California water news this weekend, could those empty reservoirs fill up in one winter?, salmon recovery plan IDs Humboldt marijuana cultivation as a threat, Feds call for study of marijuana’s impact on salmon, judge says California water managers must consider ecological impacts of running huge water bank, experts say thinning forests could help increase …

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    Oct 03 2014

    This just in … State Water Board To Allow Limited Collection of Early Rainfall by Curtailed Water Right Holders

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: As the 2015 water year begins, the State Water Resources Control Board announced today that curtailed water right holders in the Sacramento, San Joaquin, Russian and Eel river watersheds will be able to take advantage of significant early precipitation events on a limited basis. Early storm events, which …

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    Oct 03 2014

    This just in … Court Strikes Down Environmental Review of Kern Water Bank: California Officials Failed to Consider Environmental Impacts of Bank Operation (includes court documents)

    This just in from the Center for Biological Diversity: “A California judge has struck down the environmental review of the Kern Water Bank, saying state regulators didn’t do enough in 2010 to examine how its operation effects the state’s water resources and wildlife. The ruling by Superior Court Judge Timothy M. Frawley means the state …

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    Oct 03 2014

    Daily Digest: Drought is making California shrink in mass and prompts extraordinary measures to protect salmon, Governor’s race and the future of California’s water supply, Prop 1 and more …

    In California water news today, drought is making California shrink in mass, drought prompting extraordinary measures to protect salmon, State’s top court declines to hear challenge to frost rules, Governor’s race and the future of California’s water supply, Environmentalists split over water bond, is Prop 1 the answer to California’s water crisis?,  EPA sends California …

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    Oct 03 2014

    News Worth Noting: North State Water Alliance supports the water bond, Center for Biological Diversity does not; EPA announces $183M for CA’s water infrastructure, contract for levee work awarded, Perris Dam earthquake work begins, weekly U.S. water and climate update

    North State Water Alliance supports the water bond:  “The North State Water Alliance (NSWA) supports Proposition 1, the water bond that will be on the ballot in November. This bond would provide considerable benefits to Northern California including substantial investments in the region’s water infrastructure that will help us better prepare for the next drought. …

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