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    Sep 08 2014

    Reclamation releases draft EIS for Temperance Flat reservoir for public review

    The Bureau of Reclamation has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation for a 45-day public review. The project proposes to build a 665-foot dam and 1.33 MAF reservoir at Temperance Flat on the San Joaquin River between Friant and Kerckhoff dams. “Releasing this draft for …

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    Sep 08 2014

    Brown Bag Seminar: Climate, drought, and change

    California is one of a handful of Mediterranean climates in the world, characterized by hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters.  The state depends on a few big winter storms to provide the runoff needed to satisfy water demands in the summer and fall.  However, the last three years, fewer storms have traveled through, leading …

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    Sep 08 2014

    Reservoir and water conditions for September 8

    Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions:     ———————————————- About Reservoir and Water Conditions: This post is a collection of graphic representations of current reservoir and hydrologic conditions drawn primarily from the Department of Water Resources website, as well as a few others. Reservoir and Water Conditions are posted every Monday. 418 total views, …

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    Sep 07 2014

    What’s on the calendar 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 Seminar: Ecological Site Descriptions (ESDs) – A Tool to Support Adaptive Management: Join Kendra Moseley Urbanik, Regional Ecological Site Specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, on Monday, …

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    Sep 07 2014

    Daily Digest, weekend edition: California waits on Congress, Kashkari calls for halt to twin tunnels project, Temperance Flat project issues draft EIR, Nature Conservancy rents wetlands for birds, nudist colony runs dry in drought and more …

    In California water news this weekend, California waits on Congress for action – or more likely inaction, Gubernatorial candidate Kashakri calls for halt to twin tunnels project, Temperance Flat project issues draft EIR, Nature Conservancy rents wetlands for birds in the Sacramento Valley, almond growers turn to groundwater amid drought, drought lingers yet some homes …

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    Sep 05 2014

    Daily Digest: Tunnel talk from the Brown-Kashkari debate, who really controls California’s water, Napa quake jumpstarts streamflows, pump until its gone? and more …

    In California water news today, tunnel talk from the Brown-Kashkari debate, who really controls California’s water, Napa quake jumpstarts streamflows, pump until its gone? controversy over groundwater management deadline, groundwater law will affect vineyard land value, drought improving wine but not so great for almond growers, and more news and commentary … In the news …

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    Sep 05 2014

    News Worth Noting: Enviro groups call for new BDCP scoping alternatives, Reclamation announces meetings to revise criteria for CVP contractor’s water management plans, Fort Ord restoration project, World Water Week

    Friends of the River, C-WIN, CSPA and the Environmental Water Caucus call for new BDCP scoping of a reasonable range of alternatives including the Responsible Exports Plan Submitted by the Environmental Water Caucus:  The letter reads: “Friends of the River (FOR), the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA), and the …

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    Sep 05 2014

    Delta Stewardship Council endorses habitat restoration issue paper; an update on the Delta Levee Investment Strategy

    At the August meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, council members spent the morning touring the Antioch Dunes and Dutch Slough restoration projects in the western Delta. After lunch, they reconvened at the Big Break Visitors Center in Oakley to discuss endorsement of a new habitat restoration issue paper and hear an update on where …

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    Sep 04 2014

    Daily Digest: Campaign for Prop 1 starts, Gov Brown opposes tapping water bond for earthquake system, snowless Mount Shasta, data center to help desal water and more …

    In California water news today, Campaign for Prop 1 starts in Fresno as Valley politicians promote water bond to voters, Governor Brown opposes tapping water bond for earthquake warning system, snowless Mount Shasta, drought wipes out nearly one-quarter of state’s $5 billion rice crop, drought reshaping cattle map, Californians stealing from fire hydrants, groundwater bills, …

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    Sep 04 2014

    Sea Change Radio transcript: Parched: Peter Gleick on California’s drought

    On September 2nd, Dr. Peter Gleick was a guest on Sea Change Radio to discuss the drought.  Here’s what he had to say: Host: As Californians continue to look beseechingly to the skies for signs of any kind of rainfall, the effects of this drought are indeed far reaching. The policies that emerge from this …

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    Sep 04 2014

    Science news and reports: How might El Nino affect wildfires in California?, how rising vegetation could hit California’s water supply, what makes a wetland, adaptive management white paper

    In science news this week, how might El Nino affect wildfires in California?, How rising vegetation could hit California’s water supply, what makes a wetland, wetland revival 2014, eelgrass restoration along the Central Coast, new DFW white paper on incorporating adaptive management into conservation planning and resource management, how data helps solve the drought, researchers …

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    Sep 04 2014

    News Worth Noting: Assemblyman Logue urges Governor not to sign groundwater legislation, legal analysis on groundwater legislation, San Joaquin River Restoration Program reports now available

    Assemblyman Logue urges Governor Brown not to sign groundwater legislation:  “North State Assemblyman and Chief Minority Whip, Dan Logue, along with a bi-partisan group of legislators, sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown urging him to veto SB 1168, SB 1319 and AB 1739, bills that were passed last week during the last day of …

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    Sep 03 2014

    This just in … State Water Board issues draft order denying petitions for reconsideration of the order granting Temporary Urgency Change Petitions to the State Water Project & Central Valley Project

    The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has issued a draft order denying the petitions for reconsideration of the Executive Director’s January 31, 2014 order approving the Temporary Urgency Change Petitions and their subsequent modifications to the water right license and permits for the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project. The …

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    Sep 03 2014

    Daily Digest: Public comment period opens on Prop 1 water bond ballot arguments, groundwater legislation, dry wells, irrigation irritation, dead salmon at Trinity Lake, and more …

    In California water news today, public comment period opens on Prop 1 water bond ballot arguments, more on groundwater legislation, dry wells, irrigation irritation over water wasters, dead salmon at Trinity Lake, and more … In the news today … Public comment period opens on Prop 1 water bond ballot arguments:  “Draft ballot arguments on …

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    Sep 03 2014

    News Worth Noting: GGSA calls for emergency actions to save salmon in Upper Sacramento River, CSPA opposes water bond, legal analysis of groundwater legislation, Triennial review of Central Valley basin plans, Delta waterways cleanup, New Salton Sea report

    GGSA Calls for Emergency Action to Save Salmon From Drought: Upper Sac River too warm for spawning:  “The Golden Gate Salmon Association and a coalition of salmon stakeholders are calling on state and federal fish agencies to save this year’s fall-run salmon from deadly effects of drought. Joining GGSA in the proposed action are The …

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