WEEKLY CA WATER NEWS DIGEST for July 28 through August 2

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

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This week’s featured articles …

SGMA IMPLEMENTATION: Developing Sustainable Management Criteria

Minimum thresholds, measurable objectives, undesirable results: A panel of consultants discuss the specifics of how their GSAs determined sustainable management criteria

The passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in 2014 requires that groundwater basins be managed such that the use of groundwater can be maintained during the planning and implementation horizon without causing undesirable results.  In order to demonstrate sustainability, the Groundwater Sustainability Plan regulations require the development of locally-defined quantitative sustainable management criteria, including undesirable results, minimum thresholds, and measurable objectives.

At the second annual Groundwater Sustainability Agency Summit, hosted by the Groundwater Resources Association in June of this year, a panel of consultants discussed the process and the specifics of how they developed sustainable management criteria for their basins.

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In water news this week from around the web …

WEEKEND DAILY DIGEST: An update on SGMA in the Central Valley; Cleanup has removed 25,000 barrels from Cymric spill; Climate change may decimate California’s avocado industry; ‘The pot calling the kettle toxic’: What consumers can do as regulators weigh compounds’ risks; Ridgecrest: Banking water for LADWP? Kicinski talks groundwater with Rotary Club; San Diego aims to bolster biotech, breweries with new water proposals; Tamarisk Tree-Eating Beetles Continue Their March Across The Southwest; and more … READ IT HERE: Weekend Daily Digest

MONDAY: Will California’s New Water Fund Bring Safe Tap Water to Farm Country?; How Flood Insurance and Endangered Species Are Connected; Global Warming Is Pushing Pacific Salmon to the Brink, Federal Scientists Warn; New CWEA Website Highlights Pathways to Certification and Careers in Water; How California keeps blocking Trump’s environmental rollbacks; To better manage groundwater, first understand it; Earth Overshoot Day: When the World Uses More Than It Can Regenerate; Innovation rush aims to help farmers, rich and poor, beat climate change; and more … READ IT HERE: Monday’s Daily Digest

TUESDAY: Three-Way Wrangle Over Plan to Expand Shasta Dam; Peter Gleick on the CA’s drinking water bill; For California’s redwoods, climate change isn’t all bad; Californians’ Concerns About Worsening Wildfires at Record High; Tattered britches a good sign for soil health; Bringing Climate Projections Down to Size for Water Managers; and more … READ IT HERE: Tuesday’s Daily Digest

WEDNESDAY: California farmers are planting solar panels as water supplies dry up; Study: El Niño has outsize economic effect on California; California may be first to force water suppliers to notify customers of myriad toxic ‘forever chemicals’; NASA Tracks Wildfires from Above to Aid Firefighters Below; California Releases Roadmap for Water Resources Sustainability; UCLA to lead $10 million California conservation project; At a California oyster hatchery, farming native seaweed improved water quality; and more … READ IT HERE: Wednesday’s Daily Digest

THURSDAY: Court Order Stalls Plan to Raise Height of Shasta Dam; Is Hetch Hetchy worth $100 billion?; Newsom signs bill requiring further environmental review for Cadiz project; Water systems must notify Californians about PFAS; How PFAS Poses An Emerging Problem For Wastewater; Trump set to weaken wildlife rules during ‘mass extinction’; Central Basin is now charging even noncustomers in Southeast LA County; To Commemorate Powell’s Colorado River Expedition, Research Team Retraces His Steps; and more … READ IT HERE: Thursday’s Daily Digest

FRIDAY: New Delta tunnel project takes shape; San Joaquin sues state water agency over drilling for tunnel project; Appetite for California almonds still growing, but farmers feel squeeze from new water rules; Removing Tiny Shrimp May Help Climate-Proof Lake Tahoe’s Clarity; Overcoming Technical and Social Barriers to Stormwater Use; Feinstein Working on Bill to Speed Up Logging, Other Forest Projects to Head Off Wildfire Risks; What role will climate change play in the 2020 presidential election?; Klamath dam removal details sent to FERC; Sea Level Rise Could Flood Bay Area Homes, According To New Map; Fire and Rain: Together, Monsoons and Wildfires Can Ruin Arizona’s Water Supply; and more … READ IT HERE: Friday’s Daily Digest

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