News Worth Noting: New website for groundwater legislation info, DFW Restoration grant program guidelines now available, Low flow conditions in coastal streams, DWR wins climate leadership award

Ca.govNew state website for information on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act:  “California Groundwater, www.groundwater.ca.gov, is the State of California’s website for news and information on implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Check frequently for updates, announcements and the latest “GAB,” a Groundwater Act Blog that will feature guest posts on groundwater issues and groundwater success stories. We’re on twitter @GroundwaterAct.”  Visit online here:  California Groundwater: Sustainable Groundwater Management

dfw logoRestoration Grant Program Draft Guidelines Now Available for Public Comment:The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is excited to announce the release of the Restoration Grant Program draft guidelines authorized and funded by Proposition 1 (Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014), which was passed by California voters last November. CDFW is now seeking public input on these guidelines via email, mail and a series of public meetings.  “This is an important opportunity to continue and expand upon the work we do across the state to restore habitat for fish and wildlife and protect important landscapes, while fostering partnerships and selecting the best projects through a competitive process,” said CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham. … ”  Read more from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife here:  Restoration Grant Program Draft Guidelines Now Available for Public Comment

dfw logoSpecial Low Flow Conditions Annually from October 1 through April 30 for Coastal Streams in Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin Counties: “The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) informs anglers that sport fishing regulation changes have gone into effect for coastal streams in Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin counties. The new regulations can be found in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, section 8.00 (b).  On December 3, 2014, the California Fish and Game Commission adopted a regulation for annual Special Low Flow Conditions from October 1 through April 30 for coastal streams within the three counties. This regulation now bases flow closure conditions for Mendocino County streams on the Navarro River gauge near Navarro by establishing a minimum flow of 200 cubic feet per second (cfs) at the USGS gauging station on the main stem Navarro River near Navarro, Calif. ... ”  Read more from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife here: Special Low Flow Conditions Annually from October 1 through April 30 for Coastal Streams in Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin Counties

NEW_DWR_LOGO_14inchDWR Honored with National Climate Leadership Award: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has been honored by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership for its actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. “DWR exemplifies the dedication and accomplishments that make a difference in the fight against climate change, and sets a high standard for other organizations to follow,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.  In 2012, the Department adopted the greenhouse gas emissions reduction phase of its Climate Action Plan (CAP), in which DWR commits to reducing its GHG emissions to 50 percent below 1990 levels by2020 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. … ”  Continue reading here:  DWR Honored with National Climate Leadership Award

 

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