WEEKLY DIGEST for July 16 through July 21, 2017

A listing of posts published on Maven’s Notebook this week

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This week’s featured articles …

CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Santa Clara Valley Water District starts preparations for making a decision:  The Santa Clara Valley Water District provides wholesale water supply, flood protection and stream stewardship for the Silicon Valley covering 1300 square miles and serving nearly 2 million residents.  About 45% of the District’s water supplies are locally sourced, mainly groundwater; about 40% of the District’s supplies from both the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project; and the remaining 15% is from the Hetch Hetchy System.  So with 40% of Santa Clara’s supplies being conveyed through the Delta, whether or not to sign on to the California Water Fix is an important decision that will be coming before the board.  The District staff are working to set up a series of meetings to inform the board prior to a vote on the project which will likely be near the end of September. … ”  Read more here: CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Santa Clara Valley Water District starts preparations for making a decision

The Science of Natural Functional Flows to the Delta: In January of 2013, a symposium hosted by Delta Science Program and the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA) titled, What is a Natural Hydrograph in Regulated Rivers? The Science of Natural Flows to the Delta, explored how the hydrologic regime of Delta inflows are impacted by land-use changes, diversions from the watershed, and climate change. These concepts are important since successful restoration in the Delta relies on restoring the physical processes within the landscape that will sustain chemical and biotic processes that support native biological community resilience. ... ”  Read all the symposium presentations here:  The Science of Natural Functional Flows to the Delta

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