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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 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 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 25 2014

    Supporters of groundwater reform unveil modified California state flag to illustrate need for action; Effort urges lawmakers to pass groundwater bills

    From the California Water Foundation: Heading into the final week of the state’s legislative session, the California Water Foundation unveiled a modified California state flag that features a desert camel instead of a grizzly bear to illustrate the severity of the state’s groundwater crisis and urge lawmakers to pass groundwater management legislation. Over the course …

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    Aug 01 2014

    Article to note: California groundwater legislation will be amended Monday; Basins get more than two decades to balance groundwater use.

    From the Circle of Blue: “California lawmakers begin their sprint finish Monday to pass new rules for managing groundwater before the legislature goes home for the year on August 31. A group of heavy-hitters in the world of California water policy — the Association of California Water Agencies, which represents 440 public water providers, and …

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    Jul 17 2014

    This just in … CASGEM posts list and map of unmonitored high and medium priority groundwater basins as of July 15; technical report and public comments also posted

    The Department of Water Resources has produced a list and a map showing the high and medium priority groundwater basins that are not currently monitored under the CASGEM program. The list and map are available here. Also, the Final CASGEM Groundwater Basin Prioritization Technical Report and Appendix A (June 2014) have been posted on the …

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    Jul 10 2014

    This just in … New report from the California Water Foundation highlights urgent need to address groundwater problems throughout California

    From the California Water Foundation: Management of California’s groundwater basins is fragmented, and many groundwater management plans are outdated and lacking important details, leaving significant room for improvement, according to a report released today by the California Water Foundation (CWF). The report, An Evaluation of California Groundwater Management Planning, assesses the current condition of groundwater …

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    Jun 10 2014

    This just in … Final CASGEM Groundwater Basin Prioritization results now available

    From the Department of Water Resources CASGEM program: “To meet requirements specified in the California Water Code, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) developed the CASGEM Basin Prioritization Process. In January, 2014, DWR published the draft results of the prioritization of California’s 515 groundwater basins and subbasins.   The CASGEM Program also held five workshops throughout …

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    May 30 2014

    Sustainable Groundwater Management Workshop, Part 3 of 3: The Valley Ag Water Coalition and the Planning and Conservation League weigh in

    Last month, the Brown Administration held the second of two workshops to gather input on possible groundwater legislation to heard proposals from organizations for the key elements and statutory changes needed for sustainable groundwater management. In this last installment of coverage from the workshop, Robert Reeb gives the recommendations as developed by the Valley Ag …

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    May 29 2014

    Sustainable Groundwater Management Workshop, Part 2 of 3: ACWA presents their proposal

    Last month, the Brown Administration held the second of two workshops to gather input on possible groundwater legislation to heard proposals from organizations for the key elements and statutory changes needed for sustainable groundwater management. In this second installment of coverage from the workshop, Tim Quinn, Executive Director of the Association of California Water Agencies …

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    May 28 2014

    Sustainable Groundwater Management Workshop, Part 1 of 3: The California Water Foundation presents their proposal

    Last month, the Brown Administration held the second of two workshops to gather input on possible groundwater legislation to heard proposals from organizations for the key elements and statutory changes needed for sustainable groundwater management. Karen Ross, Secretary of the Department of Food and Agriculture opened the workshop with some introductory remarks.  “In some regions, …

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    May 01 2014

    Groundwater Management Workshop, Part 4: The state backstop

    On March 24, the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Environmental Protection Agency held a workshop to gather ideas, proposals and feedback on sustainable groundwater management actions. The fourth and last panel discussed what the state’s role should be in ensuring effective and sustainable groundwater management.  On …

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    Apr 30 2014

    DWR releases report on groundwater basins with potential shortages, monitoring, gaps

    From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released a report on groundwater showing that throughout California groundwater resources are at historically low levels. Directed by Governor Edmund G Brown Jr.’s emergency drought declaration in January, the report details basins with potential water shortages and gaps in groundwater monitoring. This …

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    Apr 30 2014

    Groundwater Management Workshop, Part 3: Financing mechanisms for groundwater management

    On March 24, the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Environmental Protection Agency held a workshop to gather ideas, proposals and feedback on sustainable groundwater management actions. The third panel focused on financing mechanisms for groundwater management.  On this panel, Ellen Hanak, Senior Fellow from the Public …

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    Apr 29 2014

    Groundwater Management Workshop, Part 2: Tools, authorities and incentives to help local agencies manage groundwater sustainably

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    On March 24, the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Environmental Protection Agency held a workshop to gather ideas, proposals and feedback on sustainable groundwater management actions. The second panel focused on local authority, specifically the tools, authorities and incentives that are needed to manage groundwater sustainably.  …

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