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    Aug 29 2014

    This just in … Bill package to protect groundwater supplies passes California Assembly

    From the office of Senator Fran Pavley: “Today, the California Assembly passed a bill package by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and Assemblymember Dickinson to sustainably manage California’s groundwater for the first time. The three bill package including SB 1168 (Pavley), SB 1319 (Pavley) and AB 1739 (Dickinson) would initiate groundwater sustainability planning and programs …

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    Aug 29 2014

    Daily Digest: EPA says proposed Delta tunnels would harm environment, water theft from hydrants suspected in Lemoore, drought may drag on – El Nino or no, how big data helps solve the drought and more, plus will Assembly pass groundwater legislation … ?

    In California water news today … EPA says proposed Delta tunnels would harm environment, Water theft from hydrants suspected in Lemoore, underground water war, drought may drag on – El Nino or no, how big data helps solve the drought, groups shun Hetch Hetchy lawsuit despite their own concerns, fracking may endanger groundwater, California Senate …

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    Aug 29 2014

    News Worth Noting: Wildlife Conservation Board funds projects, Siskiyou County seeks high court review of groundwater decision, City of San Jose issues emergency drought declaration, another buyer for Cadiz water, San Diego supports water bond

    Wildlife Conservation Board funds environmental improvement and acquisition projects:  “At its Aug. 28 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $30 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 29 funded projects will provide benefits to fish and wildlife – including some endangered species …

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    Aug 29 2014

    Reactions: Tunnel opponents and legislators respond to BDCP delay, EPA comments

    From the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance: BDCP on Life Support; Prognosis Poor: Delay unlikely to enable BDCP to recover from congenital terminal illness: “The controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) that proposes to construct two 35-mile long tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to divert Sacramento River water to agricultural plantations in the deserts of …

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    Aug 29 2014

    Early morning news flash: EPA says Bay Delta Conservation Plan could violate federal law

    Today’s top story in the Sacramento Bee: EPA says California’s Delta water tunnel project could violate federal law:  “The pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed in the Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment …

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    Aug 28 2014

    Daily Digest: Groundwater management legislation, BDCP documents, Klamath salmon, groundwater pumping and the “Big One”, and more …

    In California water news today, Senate passes groundwater management legislation, Bay Delta Conservation Plan documents to be recirculated, Judge won’t stop water for Klamath salmon, out of control groundwater pumping won’t cause the “big one”, drought brings on a downpour of pseudoscience, drought could impact bird habitats and rice prices, environmentalists debate the good and …

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    Aug 28 2014

    Reactions: State legislators on the Senate passage of groundwater legislation

    Here’s what the legislators have to say about the Senate’s passage of groundwater legislation: From Senator Tom Berryhill: “Senator Tom Berryhill (R- Twain Harte) issued the following statement on legislation to regulate groundwater: “It took us more than 10 years to come up with a water bond that works for all of California.  To tell …

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    Aug 28 2014

    Science news and reports: Drying Sierra meadows could worsen California drought, winners and losers and warm and dry times, replanting the San Francisco Bay’s underwater meadows, and more …

    In science news this week, drying Sierra meadows could worsen California drought, winners and losers and warm and dry times, replanting the San Francisco Bay’s underwater meadows, severe drought causing the western US to rise like a spring uncoiling, Southwest may face a megadrought this century, ‘just right’ plant growth may make river delta’s resilient, …

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    Aug 27 2014

    Statement from the California Water Foundation on California Senate Vote to Advance Groundwater Legislation

    The California Water Foundation (CWF) issued the following statement from Executive Director Lester Snow after the California State Senate voted 26-1 to advance AB 1739, which now moves to the Assembly floor for a concurrence vote: “We praise the work of the Senate for their leadership and good sense to advance this bill. Today’s bipartisan …

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    Aug 27 2014

    This just in … Court denies injunction to block releases of water for Klamath salmon

    Judge O’Niell has denied the farmer’s motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction to block releases of water from Lewiston Dam to benefit Klamath River salmon: “The Court concludes that, even though Plaintiffs are likely to (and in all likelihood soon will) succeed on the merits of at least one of their claims …

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    Aug 27 2014

    This just in … Lead Agencies to Publish Partially Recirculated Draft BDCP, EIR/EIS, and Implementing Agreement

    From the Bay Delta Conservation Plan website: “The Department of Water Resources and the other state and federal agencies leading the Bay Delta Conservation Plan will publish a Recirculated Draft BDCP, Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS), and Implementing Agreement (IA) in early 2015. The agencies are currently reviewing the comments received through the public comment period …

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    Aug 27 2014

    Daily Digest: Congress running out of time to reach compromise on drought relief legislation; a new water plan for California?, study examines link between earthquake and drought, what CA can learn from Idaho’s water rights review, and more …

    In California water news today, Congress running out of time to reach compromise on drought relief legislation, A new water plan for California?, Study examines link between earthquakes and drought, water districts ask judge to stop Klamath Basin water releases meant to help salmon, bill on water districts takes aim at corruption, parched West can …

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    Aug 27 2014

    The importance of upper watershed management to California’s water supply

    With much of the state’s water supply originating in the mountains as precipitation on the forested landscape, the health and management of the upper watersheds are critically important to California’s water quality and water supply. At the August meeting of the California Water Commission, George Gentry with the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, …

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    Aug 27 2014

    News Worth Noting: Water districts call for passage of groundwater legislation, Golden Gate Salmon Associaton statement on Klamath salmon water dispute, Wolk bill to address disadvantaged communities’ infrastructure needs

    Water Districts Across State Call on Passage of Groundwater Legislation: AB 1739 and SB 1168: “Throughout California, water districts and agencies are calling on state legislators to pass meaningful groundwater management legislation this session, specifically AB 1739 (Dickinson) and SB 1168 (Pavley). These two bills are key to ensuring adequate and reliable groundwater supplies. Better …

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    Aug 26 2014

    San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority & Westlands file for Temporary Restraining Order against releases of water for Klamath salmon

    The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority and the Westlands Water District has filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in U.S. District Court against Reclamation’s release of water for the Klamath salmon. The legal memorandum spells out the details of their case.  All spring and summer, San Joaquin Valley farmers …

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