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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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    Oct 02 2014

    Daily Digest, early edition: Valley growers take fight against water cutbacks to the Supreme Court, Californians ring in new water year with trepidation, Can California’s drought reform agricultural water use? and more …

    In California water news today, Valley growers take fight against water cutbacks to the Supreme Court, Californians ring in new water year with trepidation, Can California’s drought reform agricultural water use?, Amid crippling drought, voters see no relief at the polls and more …  It’s an early edition today as I’m headed out to the …

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    Oct 02 2014

    News Worth Noting: Long-term transfer docs available, DWR releases flood risk guide, Carlsbad desal project now 65% complete

    Notice of Availability for Draft EIS/EIR on Proposed Long-Term Water Transfers; Public Hearings Scheduled: “The Bureau of Reclamation and the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority have made available for public review a joint Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report on the effects of water transfers from 2015 to 2024.  This Draft EIS/EIR evaluates water …

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    Oct 02 2014

    Science news and reports: Ringing in a new water year, California drought and climate change, Alameda Creek, Antioch dunes, habitat issue paper, communicating research results through comics and more …

    In science news this week, Ringing in a new water year, Causes of California drought linked to climate change, New report finds human-caused climate change increased severity of 2013 heat waves in Asia, Europe and Australia,  Alameda work trickles on, Delta Stewardship Council posts Issue Paper: Restoring Habitat with Science and Society in Mind, Public …

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    Oct 02 2014

    Metropolitan’s Jeff Kightlinger speaks to Los Angeles business community at Townhall LA

    The September 22nd luncheon meeting of TownHall Los Angeles featured Jeffrey Kightlinger, General Manager and CEO of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California as the featured speaker, who spoke about the drought, the water bond, groundwater and more. Here’s what he had to say: Mr. Kightlinger began with the history and background of the …

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    Oct 01 2014

    Daily Digest: California officially enters 4th year of drought with worst water situation in history, Professional engineers put their technical expertise to use in drought, Towns implement extreme conservation measures to stretch depleting water supplies and more …

    In California water news today, California officially enters 4th year of drought with worst water situation in history, Professional engineers put their technical expertise to use in drought, Towns implement extreme conservation measures to stretch depleting water supplies, water agencies look to budget water, Drought causing pumpkins to ripen Early, Shortens World’s Largest Corn Maze, …

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    Oct 01 2014

    News worth noting: Milestone conference brings Bay, Delta decisionmakers together on freshwater flows, Court of Appeal affirms State Board’s authority to determine both the existence and scope of claimed pre-1914 water rights and clarifies the legal standard for forfeiture; Drought collaboration video with Tuolumne Utilities District & PG&E

    Bay+Delta+Water: Better Together: Milestone Conference Brings Bay, Delta Decisionmakers Together on Freshwater Flows: “More than 200 elected officials, agency leaders and community advocates from the San Francisco Bay & Delta regions convened on September 24th in Antioch to discuss the role that fresh water plays in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. Presented by the Association …

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    Oct 01 2014

    Divvying up the costs of the twin tunnels: Metropolitan Committee is updated on the BDCP’s cost allocation discussions

    At the September 23rd meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Metropolitan Manager Steve Arakawa updated the committee on the status of the cost allocation discussions for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). These discussions focus on how the costs will apportioned between the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project, …

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    Sep 30 2014

    Daily Digest: California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link, migrating birds in for a tough winter, low flows a danger to salmon, CA water debt seen safe from drought’s grip, and more, plus water wars, literally …!

    In California water news today, California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link, Migrating birds in for a tough winter in the Central Valley, Low flows a danger to salmon, coming and going, Drought-conscious residents turn the water tables on public agencies, Early snow blankets Sierra Nevada, delighting drought-weary California, Exploring water solutions …

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    Sep 30 2014

    Blog round-up: All politics is local. Is water?, the new American dustbowl, the future of farming, suction dredge mining, the water bond, groundwater and more …

    All politics is local.  Is water? Not really, says the Water Wired blog:  Michael Campana responds to a tweet by Maggie Catley-Carlson that said “Water is three things — local, local and local” :  ” … I have met Maggie on three occasions and was impressed on every occasion. A smart, articulate WaterWonk. Yes, a …

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    Sep 30 2014

    News Worth Noting: Dry Water Year 2014 Ends, Conservation Critical as New Water Year Begins; Governor signs bills to meet disadvantaged communities’ infrastructure needs, and to require formal consultation with Native American tribes during CEQA process

    Dry Water Year 2014 Ends, Conservation Critical as New Water Year Begins: “Water Year 2014, ending [today], is going into the record books as one of California’s driest ever with no promise that the new water year beginning Wednesday will be any wetter. As the calendar turns after three years of drought, reservoirs are low, …

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    Sep 30 2014

    Early morning news flash … Request for Temporary Modification to San Joaquin River Flows during October

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: “Please find attached a request from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to temporarily modify the San Joaquin River flow requirements during October pursuant to a Temporary Urgency Change Petition.  The Executive Director expects to act on this request in the near term.  For additional information concerning this matter, …

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    Sep 30 2014

    Capitol Weekly: DWR: Progress on the tunnels

    From yours truly at Capitol Weekly: “California’s top water official told a key gathering of south state water representatives that “hard-earned progress” is being made on the Brown administration’s controversial plan to build twin tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The comments by Mark Cowin, director of the state Department of Water Resources, were …

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    Sep 29 2014

    Daily Digest: Six industries at risk in drought, harvest smaller than normal, Governor launches pitch for Props 1&2, Ag groups outraged over rapid rise in permit fees, beetle still an obstacle to levee fixes and more …

    In California water news today, six industries at big risk in California’s drought, California harvest much smaller than normal across crops, Sudden oak death thriving in some Northern California locations despite drought, California burning, Gov. Jerry Brown launches pitch for Props. 1 and 2, California water board wants higher WDR fees – Ag groups outraged …

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