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    Jul 25 2014

    DWR & Reclamation write State Water Board, allege water being wrongly diverted from the South and Central Delta

    The California Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation have written a letter to the Deputy Director of the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Water Rights, asking her to use her authorities to order south and central Delta diverters to provide supporting information for their asserted water rights, as well as …

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    Jul 15 2014

    Drought impact study: California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever seen

    From the University of California Davis: “A new report from the University of California, Davis, shows that California agriculture is weathering its worst drought in decades due to groundwater reserves, but the nation’s produce basket may come up dry in the future if it continues to treat those reserves like an unlimited savings account. The …

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    Jul 01 2014

    Phil Isenberg, Jerry Meral, and Michael Dettinger/Daniel Cayan on the drought and the Delta, and more in the latest issue of San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science Journal

    The latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science Journal is now available online.  Besides the expected fare of peer-reviewed research articles on the latest cutting-edge research underway in the Delta, this issue features essays on the drought from Phil Isenberg, Jerry Meral, Michael Dettinger/Daniel Cayan.  In soliciting the essays, the writers were …

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    Jul 01 2014

    State Water Board workshop on urban conservation efforts, part 2: ACWA, CUWA, and CUWCC discuss the efforts of their member agencies on conservation and outreach

    At the June 17 meeting, members of the State Water Resources Control Board heard an informational update on the conservation actions that urban water suppliers have taken in response to the drought.  In this portion of the meeting, board members heard from the Association of California Water Agencies, the California Urban Water Agencies, and the …

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    Jun 30 2014

    State Water Board workshop on urban conservation efforts, part 1: Statewide water conservation efforts and outreach

    At the June 17 meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board, board members heard an informational update on the conservation actions that urban water suppliers have taken in response to the drought. “The Governor’s April 25, 2014 Executive Order to redouble statewide efforts in water conservation directed the SWB to request an update from …

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    Jun 02 2014

    California Weather Blog: Rainy season ends in California; exceptional drought continues to intensify

    From the California Weather Blog: “April and May were very dry months for much of California. In most of the major population centers, little or no measurable precipitation occurred during the entire month of May.  Occasional thunderstorms did bring highly localized downpours –mostly confined to the Sierra Nevada mountains–but overall precipitation was well below average for …

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    May 22 2014

    UC Drought Summit: State policy for future droughts

    What can the state do to better prepare for a drier future: groundwater management, water efficiency, water conservation … ? In April, the UC Drought Science, Policy and Management Summit reached throughout the University of California system to bring together faculty and other experts to explore ideas and different approaches to mitigating the effects of …

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    May 20 2014

    Endangered species and drought: Can we break out of the Endangered Species Act death spiral?

      Professor Peter Moyle, former Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes, Professor Richard Frank and others discuss the impact of the drought on the state’s endangered species In April, the UC Drought Science, Policy and Management Summit drew upon the extensive brain trust throughout the University of California system, bringing together speakers from eight …

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    May 14 2014

    CDFW and NOAA Fisheries introduce voluntary drought initiative to protect salmon and steelhead

    From the California Department of Fish and Game: “The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries announced a Voluntary Drought Initiative today designed to protect populations of salmon and steelhead from the effects of the current unprecedented drought. “This is one of many measures we’re attempting to …

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    May 14 2014

    State Water Board to consider emergency minimum flow requirements for three Sacramento River tributaries

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), the Board will consider adoption of a resolution establishing emergency minimum flow requirements for Mill Creek, Deer Creek, and Antelope Creek, which are tributaries to the Sacramento River. If adopted, the emergency regulations would provide the State Water Board with a streamlined …

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    Apr 18 2014

    This just in … Media call: Federal and state officials announce increased SWP allocations to 5%, water for refuges, barriers in the Delta, and actions being taken to benefit fish

    Earlier this afternoon, the Department of Water Resources held a drought update media call.  On the call today, Mark Cowin, Director of the Department of Water Resources; Chuck Bonham, Director of Department of Fish and Wildlife; David Murillo, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Ren Lohefener, US Fish and Wildlife Service; and Maria Rea, NOAA Fisheries. Here’s …

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    Apr 14 2014

    Secretary Karen Ross gives an update on the drought and the impacts to California agriculture

    Karen Ross, Secretary of the Department of Food and Agriculture, gave an update on the drought during her testimony at an Assembly budget subcommittee last week where she detailed the impacts the drought is having on agriculture. Ms. Ross began by emphasizing the collaboration between the state and federal agencies with regards to how the …

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    Apr 11 2014

    Executive Director of the State Water Board approves modifications to Reclamation’s D-1641 San Joaquin River flow requirements now through June

    The Executive Director of the State Water Board has issued an order approving modifications to the Bureau of Reclamation’s D-1641 San Joaquin River flow requirements from now through June of this year in order to provide additional operational flexibility to help improve storage conditions in New Melones Reservoir, improve water temperatures needed for aquatic resources …

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    Apr 09 2014

    State Water Board’s Revised Order on Temporary Urgency Change Petition for the state and federal water projects

      From the State Water Resources Control Board: “On April 9, 2014, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U. S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) submitted a request for modifications to the Order, revised on March 18, 2014, that approved a temporary urgency change in license and permit terms and conditions for the State Water …

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    Apr 09 2014

    Drought Operations Plan for Coming Dry Months Presented by Federal, State Water Managers; Framework for Water Delivery Potential, Environmental Protections, and Conserving Water Through 2015

    From the California Natural Resources Agency: “Managing California’s scarce water resources in order to protect the state’s economy and environment during one of the worst droughts on record, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released a multi-stage Drought Operations Plan for the rest of 2014. The …

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