Calendar notes: Sacramento River temperature mgt to be studied at annual science review of CVP & SWP operations; New meeting added for Yuba River restoration study; Sonoma County groundwater workshops

Reclamation2015 Sacramento River Temperature Management one of four RPAs to be studied at the Annual Science Review and Workshop for the Biological Opinions for the Long-term Operation of the CVP and SWP, November 5 & 6: The Bureau of Reclamation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service, in coordination with the Delta Science Program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Water Resources, have scheduled an annual science review and workshop on certain Biological Opinion implementation actions relative to the 2015 operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project. The 2015 annual science review will be the sixth annual review.  The goals of the annual science review and workshop are to: (1) Provide an Independent Review Panel (IRP) a forum for presentations and discussion of submitted technical reports; (2) summarize lessons learned; (3) incorporate new science into the implementation of the RPA; and (4) make appropriate scientifically-justified adjustments to the implementation of the RPA to support real-time decision making for the next water year. Additionally, the IRP will advise NMFS and USFWS as to the efficacy of the prior years’ water operations and regulatory actions prescribed by their respective RPAs.  One of the four RPAs to be examined is 2015 Sacramento River Temperature Management.  Click here for more information.

Army Corps LogoArmy Corps adds fourth public meeting for Yuba River ecosystem restoration study on November 5:  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has expanded its series of public scoping meetings discussing the feasibility of ecosystem restoration in Northern California’s Yuba River watershed to include a Nov. 5 meeting in Downieville, Calif.  The meetings will present an outline of the study’s purpose, a tentative schedule and provide the first opportunity for public interaction with the project team. The Corps and our non-Federal partners, the Yuba County Water Agency, will be on hand to discuss the study and answer any questions about the process and accept public comments.  Click here for more information.

Sonoma County hillside vineyard NCRSSonoma County workshops scheduled to inform well owners of new groundwater act November 9, 12, and December 9:  A series of workshops have been scheduled in Sonoma County to inform well owners and others interested in California’s new groundwater law and how it will be implemented. The first workshop is slated for Monday, November 9 in Petaluma, the second workshop will be held on Thursday, November 12 in Sonoma, and the final workshop is on Wednesday, December 9 in Santa Rosa.  The workshops will include presentations on SGMA, groundwater conditions in the three basins, and how the new act will be implemented locally.  Click here for more information.

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