WEEKLY DIGEST for February 11 through 16

A list of posts published on Maven’s Notebook this week …

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This week’s featured articles …

CAL WATER FIX: Metropolitan Committee discusses the possible staged construction of the project

There’s a bit of room for partial participation by CVP contractors; Metropolitan directors float idea of financing construction of entire project

At Monday’s meeting of Metropolitan’s Water Stewardship and Planning Committee, Steve Arakawa, Manager of Bay Delta Initiatives, updated the committee members on the Cal Water Fix project, given the state’s long-anticipated announcement of a phased approach to construction of the project.  His presentation covered Metropolitan staff’s preliminary review of how project implementation might move forward, and what that would mean in terms of water supply and costs to Metropolitan Water District.

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In water news this week from around the web …

WEEKEND DAILY DIGEST: Oroville Dam: one year after crisis, distrust lingers, big questions remain; Debate emerges over speed of Prop 1 projects; Bottled water giant Nestle tells California regulators it’s entitled to continue piping water; Why California is freaking out over this invasive giant swamp rodent; Conservation is key for cannabis cultivators; Ventura County is at ‘epicenter’ of state’s drought, experts say; In the fire-prone West, differing views of what forest health means; Budget a windfall for mitigating sea level rise; and more … READ IT HERE:  Weekend Daily Digest

MONDAY: Can new California water storage projects win state funding?; Oroville crisis drives harder look at aging US dams; One year later, Oroville dam crisis weighs on residents’ minds; Minute by minute: What if Oroville Dam’s spillway had failed one year ago?; Vallejo officials work to clean up water system after sediment found; San Francisco moves to build water system to fight fires when the worst hits; ‘Crucial’ vote for north San Joaquin farmers; Santa Barbara authorities on edge with light rain expected across Southern California; and more …  READ IT HERE: Monday’s Daily Digest

TUESDAY: Dry, hot California winter closes ski resorts, stalls wildflower blooms and revives drought fears; A hot dry winter in California. Could it be drought again?; California’s drought restrictions on wasteful water habits could be coming back — this time they’ll be permanent; Drones and wireless sensors take California water research to new level; Gallagher’s dam safety bill goes to governor on evacuation anniversary; Oroville-inspired dam inspection bill heads to Jerry Brown; Trump budget seeks 23% cut at EPA, eliminating dozens of programs; Satellites show warming is accelerating sea level rise; Amid Political Quarrels over Cape Town Crisis, Engineers Prepare Dams for Day Zero; and more … READ IT HERE:  Tuesday’s Daily Digest

WEDNESDAY: State: Delta tunnels a good investment; Study commissioned by Brown administration says his Delta tunnels plan would pay off for farmers, cities; Southern California water agency eyeing whether to take control of Delta tunnels project; Water quality regulation will set precedent; 7 ways you could soon be fined for wasting water; Water conservation slipping statewide as dry weather returns; Warm, dry winter affects a number of farm activities; Ag secretary talks water, trade, regulation with Central Valley farmers; Drought conditions spread across the West. Are we ready?; Trump budget again targets regional water cleanup programs; and more … READ IT HERE: Wednesday’s Daily Digest

THURSDAY: February has been bone dry: Has drought returned to California?; Study: Cloud seeding really does work to artificially induce snowfall; Environmental company to clean ‘Great Garbage Patch’ from Alameda; 5 things to know about the plan to ship water to Southern California; Brown cuts Delta tunnels from 2 to 1 to help get project built; Citizen scientists helping protect water quality and measure impact of climate change; and more … READ IT HERE: Thursday’s Daily Digest

FRIDAY: Endangered winter-run chinook expand range, giving hope for species; Changes to California Water Fix have opponents requesting new permit approval; Why meteorologists say even a ‘Miracle March’ can’t save California’s dismally dry winter; Water use in California enclaves climbs as drought returns; Sierra snowpack, far below normal, is a ‘wakeup call’; Dry weather expected to persist in most of California; Zinke to implement massive Interior overhaul despite criticism; Benthic macroinvertebrates: Nature’s water quality detectives assisting scientists; and more … READ IT HERE: Friday’s Daily Digest

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