WEEKLY DIGEST for July 8 through 13

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

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This week’s featured articles …

Successful Groundwater Sustainability Planning

Dudek hydrogeologist Jill Weinberger discusses groundwater sustainability planning and lessons learned

California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires all groundwater basins designated as medium or high priority to develop a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) to achieve sustainable management by 2040-2042.   In this webinar, Jill Weinberger, a hydrogeologist with Dudek, gives a high-level overview of the groundwater sustainability planning process and shares some of the lessons learned from the work she and Dudek have been involved with in various groundwater basins in California.

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In water news this week from around the web …

WEEKEND DAILY DIGEST: California has a new plan for allocating its water and it means less for farmers; Abolishing a water district isn’t easy – even when it’s accused of nepotism, mismanagement, and delivering brown water; Efforts to fight nutria in the Delta ramping up; Deepening drought in Western US costs ranchers money and heartache; 5 things to know about Pruitt’s replacement; The world has never seen a Category 6 hurricane. But the day may be coming; and more … READ IT HERE: Weekend Daily Digest

MONDAY: How much water do coho salmon need? Researchers find surprising answer; A beach behind lock and key is turning into a fight over social justice in California; San Francisco to expand incentives for recycled non-potable use in smaller buildings, breweries; Cal Am desal project in ‘home stretch’ at CPUC; Ventura moves to increase and diversify its water supply; All-time high temperature records set throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles; Falling Lake Mead water levels prompt detente in Arizona feud; EPA: Enviros bullish as legal wars move from style to substance READ IT HERE:  Monday’s Daily Digest

TUESDAY: Appeals court rejects effort to tear down Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir; On the Yuba River, climate change means its time for a dam makeover; Feds want to remove millions of dead and dying trees from California’s forests; The drought ended, so why is California’s fire season getting worse?; Orcas of the Pacific Northwest are starving and disappearing; Regulators will soon know a lot more about algal toxins in US drinking water; How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat; Supreme Court: Kavanaugh’s record: Climate regs, pipelines, LNG and more; and more … READ IT HERE:  Tuesday’s Daily Digest

WEDNESDAY: Metropolitan Water District again approves Delta tunnel funding; Bay-Delta plan would reduce water diversions more in the north than in the south; Opponents sue to nix ballot measure to split California in three; A decade of fracking research: What have we learned?; Nonprofit files plan to remove four Klamath River dams; Community takes control of Ojai water system; and more … READ IT HERE:  Wednesday’s Daily Digest

THURSDAY: Where would extra water in the Sacramento River come from?; Oakdale: Area rallies against state’s ‘water grab’; Modesto councilman rallying support to contribute in the effort to fight state water plan; California will face a terrible choice: Save cliff-side homes or public beaches from rising seas; California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early; Lawmakers push on Pruitt probe, flood insurance action; Cape Town’s harrowing journey to the brink of catastrophe; and more … READ IT HERE:  Thursday’s Daily Digest

FRIDAY: The Valley floor is sinking, and it’s crippling California’s ability to deliver water; Vexed by Salt And Nitrates In Central Valley Groundwater, Regulators Turn To Unusual Coalition For Solutions; How communities are turning stormwater from a liability to an asset; Radio show: Storm brewing over the future of Mono Lake and LA’s diversions; Western lawmakers introduce bills to amend Endangered Species Act; House Democrats want to keep Interior official from working with former clients; Trump just remade ocean policy – here’s what it means; and more …  READ IT HERE:  Friday’s Daily Digest

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