WEEKLY CA WATER NEWS DIGEST for December 23 through 28

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

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This week’s featured articles …

California Water Plan Update 2018: Managing water resources for sustainability

The draft of the update, just under 50 pages, is a much more trimmed down version of its predecessors and includes cost estimates and funding options; public comment period through January 21st

Kamyar Guivetchi is with the California Department of Water Resources, Statewide Integrated Water Management Branch where one of the main activities is updating the California Water Plan every 5 years.  At the December meeting of the California Water Commission, Mr. Guivetchi gave an overview of the draft of the most recent update of the Plan which was released for comment on December 20.

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In water news this week from around the web …

WEEKEND/MONDAY DAILY DIGEST: A city rose on the marshes. Will the Bay take it back?; What Jerry Brown fixed and couldn’t fix; California ‘Water Grab’ Faces First Legal Challenge; EPA: Come to work next week says Wheeler; EPA braces for onslaught of lawsuits in 2019; and more … READ IT HERE:  Weekend/Monday Daily Digest

TUESDAY: Happy holidays from Maven’s Notebook!

WEDNESDAY: Private woodlands lost to California wildfire — and may not be replaced; Department of Interior: Set social media profanity filter on strong — shutdown plan; Rare lily habitat to be preserved in forestry land sold to state; Plastic may be in water after Camp Fire; Novato wetlands project cleared for $5.7M infusion; Big numbers of fall chinook salmon return to Mokelumne River; Scripps scientists study tide pools, sea cliffs, with ocean protection grants; and more … READ IT HERE:  Wednesday’s Daily Digest

THURSDAY:  Water projects agree to update operations pact; Tiny salamander could spell problems to heighten Shasta Dam; Trump’s rule a wild card for Western water supplies; Trump eyes Denham as Secretary of the Interior; and more … READ IT HERE:  Thursday’s Daily Digest

FRIDAY: Is it too early to talk drought?; Landslides, mudslides and debris flows regardless of El Niño; A trillion acre-feet of water? Trinity County water diverters to pay $10,000 for lax reports; Livermore Valley water reductions may be next; From California budget to water, Brown leaves lasting mark; Groups call on state to protect wetlands from Trump rollbacks; 2018 was a milestone year for climate science (if not politics); It was the ‘land of the free’. Then the water disappeared; and more … READ IT HERE:  Friday’s Daily Digest

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