WEEKLY CA WATER NEWS DIGEST for February 2 through 8

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

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This week’s featured articles …

DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Delta Watermaster Update, Council priorities for 2019, and more …

At the January meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the Delta Watermaster gave his quarterly report, which included an update on the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan and what is being done to address losses in channel capacity in the South Delta; the Council also discussed their priorities for the upcoming year; and the Delta Lead Scientist Dr. John Callaway highlighted ongoing science activities.

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BAY DELTA SCIENCE CONFERENCE: Franks Tract feasibility study: Applying the guidance of a Delta Renewed

One of the elements of the 2016 Delta Smelt Resiliency Strategy is assessing the feasibility of restoring Franks Tract.  The Franks Tract feasibility study was completed and released in June of 2018 by the Department of Water Resources.  The conceptual design for the project relies on the guidance of the San Francisco Estuary Institute’s A Delta Renewed.  At the 2018 Bay Delta Science Conference, Carl Wilcox from the Department of Fish and Wildlife gave a presentation on the study.

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In water news this week from around the web …

WEEKEND DAILY DIGEST: Weekend storm not as bad as expected, but more wind and rain to come; California lawmakers push for oversight of Delta tunnels project; California has a weird new desert. It’s in the Pacific Ocean; Northern California town is sinking, according to state survey; Leaky canals costly to Placer Water; Climate resilience: Reconnecting creeks to tidal baylands; Feds blast California: Close but not good enough on Colorado River drought plan; and more … READ IT HERE:  Weekend Daily Digest

MONDAY: Tiny Northern California town is sinking, new report finds; Valley agriculture and environmental experts discuss potential water exchange program; Big surge in Coho salmon population, but the endangered species still needs protection; Series of storms boost Bay Area rainfall totals, Sierra Nevada snowpack; San Mateo: Sea level rise agency takes shape; Jared Huffman to head up oceans and water subcommittee in House; A study surveyed washed-up seals, whales and dolphins. Every single one had ingested plastic.; and more … READ IT HERE: Monday’s Daily Digest

TUESDAY: California clinches new regs just in time for federal rollback; Trump to nominate Bernahrdt as Interior Secretary; California Farm Bureau Federation files lawsuit to block plans for San Joaquin River; Petition to list spring Klamath chinook as endangered considered; Here’s How California’s 6 Feet of Snow in 24 Hours Compares to Other Snowfall Extremes; and more … READ IT HERE:  Tuesday’s Daily Digest

WEDNESDAY:  Will Trump’s California water plan send more to Republican farmers and short Democratic cities?; Lawsuits from Central Valley, Bay Area keep state ‘water grab’ tied up in courts; West Coast Storms Get Some Respect With New Scale; With impressive LA rain and snow in the Bay Area, hope rises for a rare wet winter; Conservation groups clash over Trump’s nomination of David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary; Environmentalists Lose Battle for Bottled Water Records; and more … READ IT HERE:  Wednesday’s Daily Digest

THURSDAY:  Drought deal trips over California water district demands; California Officials Draft a $600M Plan To Help Low-Income Households Absorb Rising Water Bills; Senate Bill 204 increases Water Fix oversight; Study of brine discharge from Carlsbad desalination plant finds good and bad news; More cold storms on the way, and the snow may stick around for awhile; Plugging Holes in the Clean Water Act: EPA and ACOE Release their Proposed Replacement Rule Defining “WOTUS”; and more … READ IT HERE:  Thursday’s Daily Digest

FRIDAY:  Biological Assessment Will Be A Game Changer For California’s Water Landscape; Bay Area Salmon Advocates Decry Proposed Delta Water Diversions; Two year anniversary of Oroville Spillway Crisis: Emergency spillway nears completion; Lawsuit claims corruption, racism, sexual harassment contributed to Oroville Dam crisis; Trump Administration to waive environmental reviews for San Diego border wall; California adds protections for Klamath spring run salmon; Both sides represented at Klamath dams removal meeting; Despite Unity of Purpose, Familiar Schisms Appear As California Lawmakers Rekindle Clean Water Funding Debate; and more … READ IT HERE:  Friday’s Daily Digest

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