WEEKLY DIGEST for April 22 – 27

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

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This week’s featured articles …

CA FWD: Working to elevate California

California Forward and the California Economic Summit have ambitious goals to create one million more middle-class jobs, one million more homes, and one million more acre-feet of water

California Forward is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is working to make the promise of the California dream attainable for all. Its mission is to inspire better decision-making by governments at all levels in order to grow middle-class jobs, promote cost-effective public services, and create accountability for results.  California Forward is working to develop a public strategy for reviving economic opportunity and resiliency in urban and rural, north and south, inland and coastal California.  At the Kern County Water Summit held in March, California Forward President and CEO Jim Mayer outlined what his organization is doing to achieve their ambitious goals.

Jim Mayer began by saying he really likes the picture on his opening slide because it either shows the reality of the leadership that California can and does provide to the rest of the nation and the world – or our ambition to do so.

There are some times when I think our ego gets caught up between the reality and the ambition, but we don’t think small thoughts in this state,” he said.  “We are ambitious, we desire to be leaders, and I think history has shown that when we put our best selves together and find ways to work together and be innovative, we can accomplish much of what we want to do.

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In water news this week from around the web …

WEEKEND DAILY DIGEST:  State releases new benefit assessments of water storage proposals; Reclamation boosts CVP allocations to 100% in the north; 40% in the south; DWR prepares for rebuild phase 2; Pruitt and ‘secret science’; 2021 new target to remove Klamath Dams; Salinas Valley seawater intrusion continues advancing; and more …  READ IT HERE:  Weekend Daily Digest

MONDAY:  In the Fate of the Delta Smelt, Warnings of Conservation Gone Wrong; California struggles to handle water needs in drought and downpours; Report: Climate change is driving precipitation whiplash in 21st century; California and climate change: Jerry Brown’s would-be successors make plans; Farming That Uses a Little Water … And a Whole Lot of Fish Poop; Western Arizona eyed as water source for major metro areas READ IT HERE:  Monday’s Daily Digest

TUESDAY:  Long road still ahead for California’s Delta tunnels plan; Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forests; California’s deadly 1862 flood likely to repeat within 50 years, study says; USGS quake monitors pick up vibrations at Oroville Dam construction site; Temperance Flat project persisting; Radio show: Water Commission Deals A Blow To Temperance Flat Dam Dreams; After brief relief, forecasts are that drought will continue; EPA: Pruitt to unveil ‘secret science’ effort today — sources; World’s first ocean plastic-cleaning machine to gobble up Great Pacific Garbage Patch; and more … READ IT HERE:  Tuesday’s Daily Digest

WEDNESDAY:  Oroville Dam without DWR? It’s a possibility; Assembly bill may take inspection authority away from DWR; Bill to abolish Delta Stewardship Council fails to pass Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee; Mountain Counties water agencies ask: Has the state gone too far?; Forest thinning can prevent fires, save water, study finds; Talks continue on bond funding for water storage; 2018 elections: Voters eye deluge of water money; Picture gallery: A look at Northern California lakes during 2 severe droughts; EPA Chief signs proposal limiting use of science in policymaking; and more … READ IT HERE:  Wednesday’s Daily Digest

THURSDAY:  California gubernatorial candidates debate water, homeless challenges; Radio Show: The Bottom of the Well; Spring rains buoy cattle ranchers’ outlook; Native knowledge: What Ecologists Are Learning from Indigenous People; EPA: Four things to watch as Pruitt heads to Capitol Hill; Former supervisor urges Siskiyou board to be prepared if Klamath dams are removed; Aquatic weed thriving weed thriving on surface of Santa Rosa’s Spring Lake may have link to fires; No love for Tulare Lake storage project; and more … READ IT HERE: Thursday’s Daily Digest

FRIDAY:  Delta a Flash Point for Conflict as Climate Change Unfolds; Would three California’s be good for ag?; State urges reporting of harmful algal blooms; As climate change zaps their snow, winter sports fans seek to change Washington; Work begins on $10 million Alameda Creek fish ladders; and more …  READ IT HERE:  Friday’s Daily Digest

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