NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR to host Groundwater Sustainability Plan workshop in Clovis; Weekly Water and Climate Report

DWR to host Groundwater Sustainability Plan workshop in Clovis

From the Department of Water Resources:

Join DWR staff for an interactive workshop to discuss DWR Sustainable Groundwater Management Program implementation efforts and key components of Groundwater Sustainability Plan development.

The workshop will feature GSA formation updates, Assistance & engagement information; Guidance, data, and tools overviews; Interactive forums on Groundwater Sustainability Plan development; and Information booths on Proposition 1 Sustainable Groundwater Planning Grant.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet DWR Sustainable Groundwater Management Program and Region Office Staff! Information booths will open at 12:30 P.M.

The workshop will be held on September 20, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District, 808 Fourth Street, Clovis, CA 93612.

Please RSVP for the workshop at by clicking here.  Registration is not required but is appreciated to ensure suitable accommodations for all attendees. This workshop is free of charge and is open to all interested persons and the public.

Weekly Water and Climate Report: Major U.S. disasters from wildfires in the West and hurricanes in the East

From the USDA:

The Natural Resources Conservation Service produces this weekly report using data and products from the National Water and Climate Center and other agencies. The report focuses on seasonal snowpack, precipitation, temperature, and drought conditions in the U.S.

Major weather-related disasters are currently impacting the U.S. Over 100 large, uncontained wildfires are burning throughout the West. The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) requested the assistance of 200 active military personnel to help bolster the current firefighting effort on the Umpqua North Complex fire in Oregon.

Extensive damage from Hurricane Harvey continues to impact much of Texas and Louisiana, while Hurricane Irma has left a path of destruction in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and is expected to create a major disaster when it reaches the U.S. mainland.

Click here to read the report.

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