State Water Project management report released: DWR has released Bulletin 132-11, Management of the California State Water Project. The annual report describes the water supply planning, construction, financing, management, and operations activities of the State Water Project, as well as a financial analysis. This report covers operations for the 2010 calendar year. Click here to download the report (500+ pages, pdf file). The entire series of reports is available on the State Water Project Analysis Office’s Web site.
ACWA Honors Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority with 2014 Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award: “The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) today presented the prestigious Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award to the Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority for its fish passage improvement project at the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. The award was presented during the annual ACWA Spring Conference & Exhibition in Monterey, where more than 1,500 local water officials are gathered through Friday for programs and panel discussions on a variety of key water issues, including drought. The Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority was selected from among four finalists to receive the award. ... ” Read more from ACWA’s Water News here: ACWA Honors Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority with 2014 Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award
Two more giant spillway gates set to arrive at Folsom Dam: “Two more giant gates for the new auxiliary spillway at Folsom Dam are scheduled to complete the 600-mile journey from Vancouver, Wash., to Folsom this month with the first one scheduled to arrive early in the morning Saturday, May 10. A second delivery this month is scheduled to arrive early in the morning on May 17. The May deliveries will be the second and third of 12 gates to be delivered to the construction site after the first gate arrived late at night on March 13. … ” Read more from the US Army Corps of Engineers here: Two more giant spillway gates set to arrive at Folsom Dam
“National Climate Change Viewer” Enables Focus on Future Climate-Driven Changes for U.S. Watersheds at Local Levels: “Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today unveiled the National Climate Change Viewer, a climate-visualization website tool from the Interior Department’s U.S. Geological Survey. The new tool gives citizens and resource managers the opportunity to look at climate-driven impacts on watersheds and map projected changes at the local, regional, state and watershed levels. … “The new USGS National Climate Change Viewer shows projected climate-driven challenges to watersheds and future water supplies across the United States,” said Secretary Jewell. “This information will be valuable to the work of scientists, water and land managers, farmers and ranchers — as well as all interested citizens. As we carry out the President’s Climate Action Plan, this will be a useful tool for planning how to manage, adapt to and mitigate climate change.” … ” Read more from the Department of the Interior here: “National Climate Change Viewer” Enables Focus on Future Climate-Driven Changes for U.S. Watersheds at Local Levels
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