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This week’s featured articles …
PANEL DISCUSSION: Making the Delta a Better Place for Native Fishes
Dr. Peter Moyle, Lead Scientist Dr. John Callaway, and OC Coastkeeper’s Garry Brown discuss recent white paper
In March of 2018, the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences on behalf of Orange County Coastkeeper released an innovative report titled, Making the Delta a Better Place for Native Fish, which focused on ecosystem-wide restoration and reconciliation ecology. The paper recommends 17 actions which can be taken to improve conditions for fish, including some that can be implemented immediately and others that will take longer. The science-driven fish-oriented report provides a fresh and realistic perspective to promote and expedite the restoration of native fish species in the Delta.
The report was a topic of a panel discussion at the spring conference of the Association of California Water Agencies.
In water news this week from around the web …
WEEKEND DAILY DIGEST: DWR plans to drop Lake Oroville levels; Warming drives spread of toxic algae in the US, researchers say; California has 27 million more dead trees then in 2016, but the numbers may be easing in some areas; In the Southwest, ‘drought’ doesn’t tell the whole story; Fire crews to battle dry, breezy conditions across western US into next week; Trump administration floats changes to environmental review standards; and more … READ IT HERE: Weekend Daily Digest
MONDAY: This one issue could make splitting California into three states virtually impossible; Efforts to regulate cannabis capital spark legal fight; Overpumping groundwater linked to arsenic threat; San Diego: Sand buildup at Oceanside Harbor beginning to cause problems for boats; New EPA region chief questions climate science but favors CO2 cuts; GOP chairman takes aim at environmental review law; Five things to know about efforts to repeal Obama’s water rule; and more … READ MORE HERE: Monday’s Daily Digest
TUESDAY: Dry wells, sinking land and fears of a global food crisis; Santa Clara Valley Water District to buy site for huge new reservoir, largest in 20 years in Bay Area; Feds: Americans conserving water like never before; Judge kills cities climate change suits; and more … READ IT HERE: Tuesday’s Daily Digest
WEDNESDAY: Oroville Dam: Senate passes bill to require independent risk analysis; New Desalination Process Could Extract Vital Battery Material: Lithium; A leading climate agency may lose its climate focus; When environmental forces collide; Klamath Project gets long-awaited 2018 drought operations plan; and more … READ IT HERE: Wednesday’s Daily Digest
THURSDAY: Deeply Talks: New water storage in California; Shasta Dam Raising Plan, the Pro View; EPA bill rider would bar lawsuits against Water Fix; Pruitt seeks to limit EPA’s authority to block water pollution permits; This tiny California town is suing Big Oil. It sees this as a fight for survival; After dismissal of San Francisco, Oakland climate suits, what lies ahead?; and more … READ IT HERE: Thursday’s Daily Digest
FRIDAY: Climate change contributed to Oroville Spillway collapse, study says; What's next for Prop 1 storage projects; Oroville releases needed to meet project deadline, officials say; Justice Kennedy's retirement could reshape the environment; Few fish for new Deer Creek fish ladder; Martins Beach: New law could force billionaire Vinod Khosla to sell public path to beach he closed; Arizona commits to drought plan for Colorado River; and more … READ IT HERE: Friday’s Daily Digest
This week’s breaking news …
- THIS JUST IN … Delta Stewardship Council releases statement regarding lawsuits contesting Delta Plan amendments (Thursday)
- THIS JUST IN … Commission Completes Final Round of Scoring for Water Storage Projects (Thursday)
- THIS JUST IN … Senate Passes Energy and Water Appropriations Bill (Monday)
News worth noting this week …
- NEWS WORTH NOTING: Delta Watermaster releases memo on claims of overlapping pre-1914 and riparian water rights in the Delta; LAO hearing handout on State bond debt; California to receive funds for beach monitoring
- NEWS WORTH NOTING: Report: Stormwater capture in California: Innovative policies and funding opportunities; New white paper on Arts & Culture in water communications; Weekly water and climate report: Wildfires increasing in the West
- NEWS WORTH NOTING: Final Flood-MAR white paper recognizes state’s role in emerging water management strategy; Reclamation awards $8.3 M to 15 drought resiliency projects; East Valley Water District receives authority from LAFCO to treat, recharge recycled water
- NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR to lower Lake Oroville levels; State Water Board 2018 Water Quality Status Report; Reclamation releases 2018 Klamath Project operations and drought plans, draft enviro docs for proposed water acquisition for Klamath wildlife refuges
Weekly features …
- RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for June 25
- BLOG ROUND-UP: New development and SGMA; Almonds and tariffs; Indirect benefits of cannabis cultivation regulation; Colorado River: “We’re in uncharted territory”; and more …
- SCIENCE NEWS: Saildrone launch begins test to improve West Coast fisheries surveys; Two-Way Bay: Estuary leaders reflect on resilience; Meet the urban osprey; Large salmon getting smaller, old salmon getting younger; and more …
Announcements this week …
- OROVILLE DAM SPILLWAYS: Construction update for June 27 (with photos and videos)
- DELTA eNEWS: ~ DPAC Meeting~ ISB Meeting~ Governor’s Awards~ Nutria Update~ Fireworks Extravaganza!~ Award Deadline ~
- CAL WATER PLAN eNEWS: Summit Videos~ Basin Deadlines~ Watershed Grants~ DSC Meeting~ $1,500 Prize~ Surface Water~ Rice Reports~
- STATE WATER BOARD: An Update on the Bacteria Provisions
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