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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.
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
News worth noting this week …
- NEWS WORTH NOTING: San Joaquin County Sues Department of Water Resources to Protect Groundwater and Wildlife
- NEWS WORTH NOTING: AG Becerra secures ruling halting Westlands involvement in Shasta Dam project; Harmful algal blooms in Copco and Iron Gate Reservoirs; Feds announce priority actions supporting long-term drought resilience
Weekly features …
- RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for July 29
- BLOG ROUND-UP: The Yolo Bypass: It’s a floodplain! It’s farmland! It’s an ecosystem!; What does groundwater have to do with the Delta? A lot; Delta Science Plan – It’s not that complicated; “The plans are so vague as to be worthless.”; and more …
- SCIENCE NEWS: Water cycle is speeding up over much of the U.S.; The genetics of Yosemite’s trout; Genetic “nets” detect DNA as accurately as real ones; Scientists teaching sturgeon to hunt; Coming to pay per view: Reigning champ ocean vs. the scrappy land; and more …
Announcements this week …
- FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: U.S.-Mexico Border 2020 Program announces available funding for public health and environmental projects
- FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Stream Flow Enhancement Program – 2019 Proposal Solicitation Notice
- FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Landowners Invited to Participate in California Waterfowl Habitat Program
- WATER PLAN eNEWS: ~~GSP Workshops~ Climate Summit~ Drought Tour~ Resilience Toolkit~ Groundwater Game~ Supporting Documents ~~
- DELTA eNEWS: ~~ Algal Bloom~ YBFP Approved~ Delta Groundwater~ Seeking Scientist~ Digital Inclusion~ Delta Grandeur~~
- LEAD SCIENTIST WANTED: Delta Science Program Seeks Lead Scientist
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