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Nov 20 2014

News Worth Noting: State Water Board report shows pesticides increasing in streams, Curtailments temporarily lifted in Delta watershed, CVP M&I draft shortage policy now available

State Water Board Stream Pollution Report Shows Trends in Chemical Contamination, Toxicity: “Detections and concentrations of pyrethroid pesticides are increasing in California stream sediments, according to a new report by the Stream Pollution Trends Monitoring Program of the State Water Resources Control Board.  The program is a statewide effort to measure trends in pollution levels …

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Nov 05 2014

Felicia Marcus: California Water: Where We Are, and Where We Ought to Go

Each year, the Environmental Law Section of the California State Bar holds their annual conference at the Tenaya Lodge at the outskirts of Yosemite National Park.  The Saturday sessions kicked off with Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, as the keynote speaker.  During her speech, she talked about the drought, the …

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Nov 04 2014

This just in … Per Capita Daily Water Use Numbers Released By The State Water Board; Statewide Water Conservation Gains Leveling Off

From the State Water Resources Control Board: Despite recent rains and cooler weather throughout much of the state, California’s drought persists, and now for the first time, estimates of daily water use per person are being reported monthly for nearly every community water system statewide, providing important insight into how water systems are encouraging residents …

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Oct 08 2014

News Worth Noting: Revised TUCP order for October San Joaquin River flows, Gov. signs legislation giving more time and funding to clean up underground storage tank sites, Settlement agreement reached with two Kern County oil firms

Revised Order on Temporary Urgency Change Petition for October San Joaquin River flows:  “On September 26, 2014, the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) submitted a request for modifications to the Order, originally approved on January 31, 2014 (and modified several times since then), that approved a temporary urgency change in license and permit terms …

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Oct 07 2014

This just in … Urban Water Suppliers Show Progress In August Water Conservation Report

From the State Water Resources Control Board:  “Water conservation efforts in California’s urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released today by the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board). The August statewide water saving rate …

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Oct 07 2014

A brief report from the State Water Board’s workshop on Central and Southern Delta Water Availability and Use

Cody Phillips, a legal intern with the Delta Stewardship Council, attended the September 24th workshop at the State Water Board, and gave this report to the Delta Stewardship Council at their September 25th meeting: “I attended the workshop with Mr. Samsam. It was entitled “Central and Southern Delta Water Availability and Use,” and it addressed …

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Oct 06 2014

State Water Board issues final order on the reconsideration of Delta Temporary Urgency Change Petitions (TUCPs)

The State Water Resources Control Board has issued the final order adopted by the Board on September 24, 2014, denying petitions for reconsideration and addressing objections to the Executive Director’s January 31, 2014 order and subsequent changes modifying the Delta water quality requirements for the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project. The order …

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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 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 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

Update on urban water conservation numbers: State reduces water use overall by 7.5% in July, saving 17 billion gallons of water

At the September 9 meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), Max Gomberg gave a presentation on the August water production data that was provided to the Board as required by the emergency conservation regulation adopted by the board in July. He began by noting that the data was required by …

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Sep 08 2014

State Water Board sets workshop to discuss central and southern Delta water availability and use

In response to recent allegations of unlawful diversions of water in the central and southern Delta, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has scheduled a workshop for Wednesday, September 24 to discuss central and southern Delta water availability and use, as well as the process the State Water Board should use to …

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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 08 2014

Westlands Water District writes State Water Board, alleges water meant for Westlands farmers is being unlawfully diverted in south & central Delta

Westlands Water District alleges water being acquired through transfers and exchange agreements is being unlawfully diverted by south and/or central Delta diverters, General Manager Thomas Birmingham alleges in a letter written to Barbara Evoy, Deputy Director of the Division of Water Rights at the State Water Resources Control Board. In the letter, Birmingham alleges that …

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Aug 06 2014

Independent science panels present findings to the Delta Stewardship Council from Delta flows workshops

At the July 25 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the council members heard an informational update on two independent science panel reviews on Delta flows and related stressors intended to help inform the State Water Resources Control Board’s update to the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan (Bay-Delta Plan) that is currently underway. The update …

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