WEEKLY CA WATER NEWS DIGEST for July 27-31: Ecosystem-based management in the Delta; Delta Lead Scientist report highlights new research papers focus on habitat, flow, predation

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This week’s featured articles …

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.

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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.

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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. 

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In water news this week from around the web …

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

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