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State Water Resources Control Board to discuss drought activities in the Bay-Delta on Wednesday

Rock removal from a barge in the West False River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in Contra Costa county to construct the 750-foot-wide rock barrier to help deter the tidal push of saltwater from San Francisco Bay into the central Delta. Photo taken on May 8, 2015.

The Temporary Urgency Change Petition, the emergency drought barrier, and water right curtailments to be discussed The activities of the State Water Resources Control Board in the Bay-Delta will be the focus of an informational workshop to be held on Wednesday beginning at 9am. The morning session will focus on the Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP) filed by the DWR […]

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This just in … State Water Board Adopts 25 Percent Mandatory Water Conservation Regulation

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: With emergency drought conditions persisting throughout California, the State Water Resources Control Board Tuesday adopted an emergency regulation requiring an immediate 25 percent reduction in overall potable urban water use statewide in accordance with Gov. Jerry Brown’s April 1 Executive Order. The Governor’s Executive Order required, for the first time in the state’s […]

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This just in … Curtailment Notices Sent to Junior Water Right Holders in San Joaquin Watershed; Notices for Scott River Water Rights Also Sent

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: “With California’s extreme drought resulting in insufficient water to serve all water-right holders, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced today that junior water-right holders in the San Joaquin River watershed and on the Scott River are receiving curtailment notices. The notices advise the recipients to stop diverting water from […]

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Delta challenges workshop, part 2: Water supply reliability and its challenges

View of the Harvey O. Banks Pumping Plant.

Panelists discuss water operations and supply, climate change, the regulatory environment, water conservation, and water supply economics Earlier this year,  the Delta Science Program tasked the four former Delta lead scientists with developing a brief report for policy makers and the general public that explains the challenges, complexities, and controversies operating in the Delta.  The Delta Challenges Workshop, held in […]

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California Water Law Symposium: The Role of Reasonable Use in the Russian River Frost Protection Litigation

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A panel of lawyers discusses the appeals court ruling upholding the State Water Resources Control Board’s authority to regulate diversions in the Russian River watershed by riparian water rights holders for the purposes of frost protection The Russian River is California’s second largest river, flowing 110 miles through the heart of Northern California’s wine country.  The river flows from the […]

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This just in … Executive Director of the State Water Board issues decision on TUCP for modifications to Bay Delta Standards

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The Executive Director of the State Water Resources Control Board has issued an order modifying Bay Delta standards for the state and federal water projects. The order is quite lengthy and addresses issues on the Stanislaus River and New Melones Reservoir. My apologies, but I have to run out the door.  I will endeavor to delve into this order tonight […]

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This just in … DWR & Reclamation request State Water Board to modify Delta water quality requirements April through September 2015

Aerial view at Lake Oroville showing "The Enterprise Bridge" (Lumpkin Road) along the South Fork (above "The Green Bridge").

Water projects say modifications are necessary to meet health and safety needs, control salinity intrusion in the Delta, preserve cold water pool, and maintain adequate protections for fish and wildlife; No decision yet on temporary rock barriers in the Delta The Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation have submitted a request to the State Water Board, asking […]

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State Water Board to consider adoption of amendment to Ocean Plan addressing desalination facilities

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The amendment, set to be considered for adoption on May 5, will address intakes, brine discharges, mitigation and other issues for desalination facilities As water supplies have tightened throughout the state, more coastal communities have been considering desalination as a way to develop additional reliable supplies and serve as a buffer in times of drought, with the current exceptionally dry […]

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This just in … State Water Board Expands and Extends Emergency Water Conservation Regulation

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: “As California enters a fourth year of severe drought, the State Water Resources Control Board Tuesday adopted an expanded emergency regulation to safeguard the state’s remaining water supplies. “We are experiencing the lowest snowpack and the driest January in recorded history, and communities around the state are already suffering severely from the prior […]

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This just in … State Water Board Revises Order for State and Federal Water Project Operations During Drought

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This morning, the State Water Resources Control Board issued a press release regarding the March 5th revised order, which was posted last night: State Water Resources Control Board Executive Director Tom Howard today made several changes to the Temporary Urgency Change Order, first issued on February 3, covering the operations of the State Water Project (SWP) and the federal Central […]

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