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    Nov 10 2014

    Daily Digest: Gov. Brown looks to solidify his legacy with tunnels and trains, wildlife suffers in drought, Showdown looms as state eyes pesticide plan, and more …

    In California water news today, Governor Jerry Brown looks to solidify his legacy with tunnels and trains, California wildlife suffers in drought, The future of California’s drought, Showdown looms as California eyes pesticide plan, California’s sweeping new groundwater legislation, Heat, drought worsen smog in California, stalling decades of progress and more … In the news …

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    Nov 10 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for November 10

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 800 total views, 2 views today

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    Nov 10 2014

    Deputy Secretary Michael Connor opens Bay Delta Science Conference: ‘Policy making and scientific research must advance hand in hand with each other’

    The 8th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference, held October 28 through 30th, 2014 in Sacramento, brought together over 1000 scientists, managers and policymakers to hear the latest research, understanding and ideas about the complex Delta ecosystem. Over the upcoming weeks, Maven’s Notebook will be providing coverage of many of the sessions and presentations at this year’s …

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    Nov 10 2014

    Calendar notes: “Mono Lake at 20: The Past, Present, and Future”; PPIC Event: “Managing Drought”, plus some interesting regional events in San Francisco, Modesto

    Notable upcoming events to register for … Mono Lake at 20: The Past, Present, and Future:  Please the UC Berkeley School of Law, with stakeholders in the Mono Lake Cases, convenes a symposium in Sacramento on November 17, 2014, to mark the 20th anniversary of the State Water Resources Control Board’s Decision 1631.  Panel presentations …

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    Nov 09 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: Water thieves a byproduct of drought, Cranes crowd Staten Island, Scott Valley groundwater and the public trust doctrine and more news, plus Westlands fires back at the LA Times

    In California water news this weekend, Water thieves a byproduct of drought, Cranes crowd Staten Island as other Valley habitat dries up, Stockton mayor floats an idea to bring in manatees to eat the hyacinth, Whose groundwater is it?  From the tiny Scott Valley flows a huge issue: the public trust doctrine, The nutty truth …

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    Nov 07 2014

    Daily Digest: Groundwater regulations, farmers and corporations fighting it out for water, pot farmers and marijuana growing regulations, drought, El Nino, Prop 1, and more …

    In California water news today, Will the water last? New groundwater regulations take effect in January, Kale or fracking? Farmers and corporations fight it out for water, Pot farmers steal water amid epic drought, North Coast Regional Water Board moves to implement marijuana growing regulations, Drought clouds future of California wine industry, Hopes for El …

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    Nov 07 2014

    News Worth Noting: Reclamation revises standard criteria for evaluating water management plans, DWR announces drought funding, Dutch Slough Tidal Restoration EIR finalized, Reclamation’s climate change adaptation strategy, Nancy Sutley and Margaret Spring join Ocean Science Trust Board

    Reclamation announces revision of the standard criteria for evaluating water management plans: “The Bureau of Reclamation in September 2014 hosted three public meetings to present information and receive comments on the proposed revision to the Standard Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans. Reclamation has updated the Standard Criteria in response to the Central Valley Project …

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    Nov 07 2014

    Delta Stewardship Council: October update on the Delta Levee Prioritization Strategy

    At the October meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Supervising Engineer Dustin Jones provided the council with a monthly update on the progress of the development of the Delta levee prioritization strategy. The Delta Stewardship Council was directed to develop the strategy by the 2009 Delta Reform Act that will guide state investments in Delta …

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    Nov 07 2014

    Friday Flashback: California Water Policy Seminar Series: Jay Lund: Insurmountable Opportunities

    From the archives of Maven’s Notebook: This post, based on a presentation by Professor Jay Lund, was the first in a series of California water policy seminars that has become an annual series hosted by UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, and is also THE most popular presentation posted here on Maven’s Notebook. Here is …

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    Nov 06 2014

    Daily Digest: Will Prop 1 pave the way for the Delta tunnels?, Water bond battle turns to implementation, State Water Board issues moratorium on new water connections in Willits, and more …

    In California water news today, Will Proposition 1 pave the way for the Delta tunnels?, California water bond battle turns to implementation, Despite water bond vote, California drought relief elusive, Diverse voices praise water bond passage, Who owns the water?, New county fracking bans likely to face challenges, Jet packs are fun … and they …

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    Nov 06 2014

    News Worth Noting: Diversion dam removal improves habitat for migrating fish in Tehama County; National water use at its lowest levels since 1970s

    Diversion Dam Removal Improves Habitat for Migrating Fish in Tehama County: “Federal and State wildlife agencies are working with a private land owner in Tehama County to benefit both fish and people.  Last month, an 80 year-old diversion dam on the South Fork of Cottonwood Creek in Tehama County was demolished as part of a …

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    Nov 06 2014

    Science news and reports: Wetlands restoration, non-native fish, atmospheric rivers, the amazing life of sand, why past ENSO cases aren’t key to predicting the current case, and a new study shows shift from snow to rain decreases streamflow, and more …

    In science news this week, Study finds restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage and greenhouse gas emissions; Do non-native fish have a place in the Delta?, Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park: fracture-controlled erodibility and great rock climbing; The amazing life of sand; Mussels on California Coast contaminated with giardia transmitted from land-based sources; New …

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    Nov 05 2014

    Daily Digest: Water bond wins passage but results mixed on anti-fracking measures; Californians cut water use by 10.3% in Sept but water use is all over the map; 5 ways a megadrought would change California forever, plus Peter Gleick on what next with the water bond

    In California water news today, Water bond wins passage but results mixed on anti-fracking measures; Californians cut water use by 10.3% in September but water use is all over the map; Meet California’s biggest water hogs; Higher food prices, drought water bank possible if 2015 is dry, water officials tell State Board of Food and …

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    Nov 05 2014

    Agencies and organizations react to the passage of Proposition 1

    Yesterday, voters approved Proposition 1, the water bond, by a significant margin.  Here’s what agencies and organizations had to say, listed in alphabetical order: From the Association of California Water Agencies: Timothy Quinn, executive director of the statewide Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), issued the following statement on the passage of Proposition 1 by …

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    Nov 05 2014

    Felicia Marcus: California Water: Where We Are, and Where We Ought to Go

    Each year, the Environmental Law Section of the California State Bar holds their annual conference at the Tenaya Lodge at the outskirts of Yosemite National Park.  The Saturday sessions kicked off with Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, as the keynote speaker.  During her speech, she talked about the drought, the …

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