News Worth Noting: Ecosystem Restoration Program’s Annual Report, Court issues judgment for Owens Lake dust control project, State Water Board offers free online calendar

dfw logoDFW’s Ecosystem Restoration Program’s Annual Report:  “The Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) is a multi-agency effort aimed at improving and increasing aquatic and terrestrial habitats and ecological functions in the Delta and its tributaries. The ERP Focus Area includes the Delta, Suisun Bay, the Sacramento River below Shasta Dam, the San Joaquin River below the confluence with the Merced River, and other major tributary watersheds directly connected to the Bay–Delta ecosystem below major dams and reservoirs. … This Annual Report describes the progress made toward achieving [the program’s] six strategic goals. It summarizes the activities accomplished by ERP during the previous State fiscal year, Year 14, while identifying priority activities for the current fiscal year, Year 15, including activities completed by CDFW ERP staff. … ”  Download the report here:  Ecosystem Restoration Program’s Annual Report  For more on the Ecosystem Restoration Program, click here.

GBUAPCD logoSacramento Court Issues Judgment for Nation’s Largest Particulate Air Pollution Control Project at Owens Lake:On December 31, 2014, in a historic decision regarding the diversion of the Owens River to the City of Los Angeles, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne Chang approved a stipulated judgment against the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power requiring completion of the nation’s largest particulate air pollution control project on the dried Owens Lake bed. The judgment entered for the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District should, for the first time, bring LADWP’s water diversions into compliance with the clean air laws that protect the environment and human health. The judgment follows prior rulings against LADWP in favor of Great Basin, the California Air Resources Board, and the State Lands Commission, which were sued by LADWP. … ” Read more from the Great Basin Air Pollution Control District here: PRESS RELEASE – LADWP vs Great Basin APCD – Sacramento Court Decision – 2 Jan 2015

waterboard_logoState Water Board’s Clean Water Team offers free online calendar:  “Feb. 2 is World Wetlands Day – better mark your calendars. But wait, you don’t have to – the State
Water Resources Control Board’s Clean Water Team has done it for you! The Clean Water Team’s free, online calendar will also let you know when Creek Week happens, when
California’s free fishing days come around, and even the date of National Squirrel Appreciation Day. If all this sounds a little wonky, well, Embrace Your Geekness Day is July 13, according to the calendar.  The calendar is an eclectic mix of fun and useful information, with active links to many of the events and commemorations listed. … ”  Continue reading at the State Water Resources Control Board here:  State Water Board’s Clean Water Team offers free online calendar

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