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    Nov 17 2014

    Coalition Releases Comprehensive Recommendations to Help California’s Cities, Farms and Environment Weather the Drought

    From the Natural Resources Defense Council: As dreams of a wet, El Niño winter fade and California heads into a possible fourth consecutive year of drought, a coalition of 15 environmental, fishing and public policy organizations released a set of recommended actions to modernize California’s water system and respond to the drought. The drought has …

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    Nov 03 2014

    Climate change and paleoclimatology: Putting California’s drought in a long-term perspective

    The University of California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) has developed a series of webinars titled Insights: Water and Drought which feature timely, relevant expertise on water and drought from experts around the University of California system.    In this webinar, Professor Lynn Ingram, a professor of Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley, discusses …

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    Oct 27 2014

    California Water Commission hears an update on DWR’s activities to address the drought

    At the October meeting of the California Water Commission, Department of Water Resources Drought Manager Bill Croyle updated the Commission members on the actions DWR has been taking to address the drought conditions across the state. He said he had just come from a briefing at the Department of General Services Partnership Council, and the …

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    Oct 22 2014

    Director Chuck Bonham on the response of the Department of Fish and Wildlife to the exceptional drought conditions

    At the October meeting of the California Water Commission, Chuck Bonham, Director of the Calfiornia Department of Fish and Wildlife, updated Commission members on the activities of his Department.  In his presentation, he spoke candidly about the difficult choices that the exceptional drought has demanded he and the Department make. “My name is Chuck Bonham, …

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    Oct 13 2014

    California’s drought: A result of natural hydrologic variability, climate change, or both?

    With exceptionally dry conditions continuing with really no end in sight, drought was the main topic at the San Gabriel Valley Water Forum held October 2nd in Pomona.  The forum brought together experts and local water officials to discuss the multiple impacts of drought and how region can best be prepared. The forum opened with …

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    Oct 03 2014

    This just in … State Water Board To Allow Limited Collection of Early Rainfall by Curtailed Water Right Holders

    From the State Water Resources Control Board: As the 2015 water year begins, the State Water Resources Control Board announced today that curtailed water right holders in the Sacramento, San Joaquin, Russian and Eel river watersheds will be able to take advantage of significant early precipitation events on a limited basis. Early storm events, which …

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    Sep 29 2014

    California Weather Blog: Special update: The Extraordinary California Drought of 2013-2014: Character, Context, and the Role of Climate Change

    From Daniel Swain at the California Weather Blog: “This special update is a little different from what I typically post on the California Weather Blog. In the paragraphs below, I discuss results from and context for a study that my colleagues and I recently published in a special issue of the Bulletin of the American …

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    Sep 11 2014

    State Water Board looking for recommendations on improving the enforcement of water rights during drought conditions

    Do you have ideas on how the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) could more effectively divvy up the water in these dry years?  Then State Water Board staff wants to hear from you. With the possibility that this exceptionally dry year could quite possibly turn into another, the emergency resolution adopted by …

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    Sep 10 2014

    Wildfire and droughts in Sierra Nevada forests

    With much of the state’s water supply originating in the mountains as precipitation on the forested landscape, the health of the forests are paramount to California’s water supply.  In this presentation, Wildfire and droughts in the Sierra Nevada forests, Susie Kocher, Natural Resources Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension Service discusses drought and …

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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 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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    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 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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    Aug 23 2014

    Congressman Jared Huffman and the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority respond to Feds decision to release water for Klamath salmon

    Yesterday, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced that it will be releasing water over the next several weeks to aid chinook salmon on the Klamath and Trinity rivers.  Both Congressman Jared Huffman and the San Luis-Delta Mendota Water Authority gave media statements, each with a very different reaction. From Congressman Jared Huffman: Congressman Huffman applauds …

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    Aug 22 2014

    This just in … Reclamation to Release Additional Water to Supplement Flows in the Lower Klamath River

    From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation will release additional water from Trinity Reservoir to supplement flows in the lower Klamath River to help protect the returning run of adult Chinook salmon. The public is urged to take all necessary precautions on or near the river while flows are high during this period. …

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