A list of posts published on Maven’s Notebook this week …
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DPIIC: The CVPIA and the state’s Incidental Take Permit: Ecosystem-based Management in the Delta
The Delta Stewardship Council established the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) after the adoption of the Delta Plan in 2013. The Committee is comprised of high-ranking members of 18 state, federal, and regional agencies who meet at least twice a year to coordinate programs and projects that affect land, wildlife, and water resources in the Delta. At the July 2020 committee meeting, members heard presentations on the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and the state’s new Incidental Take Permit for the State Water Project and how those programs utilize principles of ecosystem-based management.
DELTA LEAD SCIENTIST REPORT: New research papers focus on habitat, flow, predation
At the July meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Delta Lead Scientist Dr. John Callaway updated the Council on the latest scientific developments, discussing three papers that highlight the multi-faceted approach that is needed to address the Delta’s ecosystem; he also previewed upcoming events and provided the By the Numbers Report.
GUEST COMMENTARY: How to Use Climate Change in California Water Resource Litigation
Guest commentary written by Robert Shibatani:
Insofar as climate change and water resources is concerned, there are many related issues, but don’t let that lead you astray. Stay focused on the fundamental water issue tied to climate change. The whole premise behind climatic change in water resources is that it is changing our global hydrologic baselines. That’s it. Simple, straightforward, uncomplicated. In this short piece, the focus is on water quantity and related quality issues as illustrated through the use of hypothetical examples taken within California geography. The GHG side of climate change which is more policy-related and not directly linked to water resources is not discussed here.
WEEKEND DAILY DIGEST: Feinstein bill would fix San Joaquin Valley canals; New high-tech system protects Lake Tahoe from invasive species; California had a plan to bring clean water to a million people. Then the pandemic hit; Podcast on Klamath Dam removal and what the FERC decision means; and more … READ IT HERE: Weekend Daily Digest
MONDAY: Federal agency reaffirms support for how MID, TID want to operate Don Pedro Reservoir; Can the new Santa Ana wash plan protect habitat and human uses?; 106 years of water supply reliability; Peter Gleick on Donald Trump’s water problem; and more … READ IT HERE: Monday’s Daily Digest
TUESDAY: Avoiding unintended consequences in groundwater recharge water rights permitting; Forging connections to provide safe drinking water; Little time, big agenda when CA lawmakers return; Peter Gleick on the world after coronavirus; and more … READ IT HERE: Tuesday’s Daily Digest
WEDNESDAY: Newsom lays out big dreams for California’s water future; How California Fish Passage Forum clears the way; Stockton algae bloom has higher level of toxins this year, officials say; and more … READ IT HERE: Wednesday’s Daily Digest
THURSDAY: Newsom sends letter expressing support for Klamath Dam removal; New tools indicate how thinning and fire affect forest water use and boost runoff; Senator Harris to introduce comprehensive environmental justice bill; Californians remain bullish on environment, despite pandemic; and more … READ IT HERE: Thursday’s Daily Digest
FRIDAY: Tahoe’s State of the Lake Report released; Modeling the changes to the hydrological cycle after a wildfire; How sheds help ensure healthy water quality for millions of Californians; EPA won’t extend relaxed enforcement, despite surging virus data; and more … READ IT HERE: Friday’s Daily Digest
- BLOG ROUND-UP: Delta tunnel alternatives, June 2020 outflow, 106 years of water supply reliability, Giants in the rice fields; and more …
- SCIENCE NEWS: Klamath fisheries field crew stays safe and gets the job done; Massive seagrass die-off leads to widespread erosion in Morro Bay; How the California Fish Passage Forum clears the way; and more …
- HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS: Freshwater Harmful Algal Bloom (FHAB) reports updated in last 7 days
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