News Worth Noting: Gov. Brown announces appts to the Water Commission, Reclamation Releases Draft Enviro Docs for Westlands WD-San Luis Canal Pump-In Program, Happy Birthday, National Wildlife Refuge System

governor sealGovernor Brown announces appointments to the California Water Commission:  Governor Brown has reappointed Jose Del Bosque to the Commission, and added new members Paula Daniels of Los Angeles and Maria Herrera from Visalia.  All appointments require Senate confirmation.  Click here to read the press release.

 

Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for Westlands Water District San Luis Canal Pump-In Program: ReclamationThe Bureau of Reclamation today has released for public review draft environmental documents for proposed issuance of a five-year Warren Act contract to Westlands Water District. The Warren Act contract would allow introduction, conveyance, and storage of pumped groundwater and other non-CVP water in the San Luis Canal. The non-CVP water would come from wells located throughout the district, as well as the Mendota Pool.  The total non-CVP water introduced into the canal would not exceed 30,000 acre-feet in a given year. Proposed introduction would only take place in years in which Westlands Water District’s CVP allocation is 20% or less.  … ”  Read more from the Bureau of Reclamation here:  Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for Westlands Water District San Luis Canal Pump-In Program

usfw-us-fish-wildlife_logoHappy Birthday, National Wildlife Refuge System! Wildlife Conservation Network Marks 112 Years: “If you love nature and wildlife, join us on March 14 in celebrating the 112th birthday of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the world’s premier network of public lands dedicated to wildlife conservation.  Many of America’s birds, mammals, reptiles and fish depend for survival on the 562 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts in the Refuge System. Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, refuge lands provide vital habitat for thousands of species. President Teddy Roosevelt created the first national wildlife refuge on March 14, 1903, at Pelican Island, Florida, to protect brown pelicans from market hunters looking to profit from their slaughter. ... ”  Read more from the US Fish and Wildlife Service: Happy Birthday, National Wildlife Refuge System! Wildlife Conservation Network Marks 112 Years

 

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