WEEKLY CA WATER NEWS DIGEST for August 9-14: Updates on dam removal projects, Delta Protection Commission activities, Delta Conservancy activities, and the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan

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This week’s featured articles …

DAM REMOVAL UPDATE: Klamath Dams, Matilija Dam, and the Potter Valley Project

The California Advisory Committee on Salmon and Steelhead Trout (CAC) was re-established by the Legislature in 1983 in response to public concern about declining populations of salmon and steelhead.   The role of the public committee is to advise the Director of Fish and Wildlife and the Legislature, via the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture (JCFA,) on salmon and steelhead issues within California that are of concern to the public.  The CAC consists of eleven members who are appointed by the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture.

At the July meeting, committee members received an update on the Klamath Dams, Matilija Dam, and the Potter Valley Project dam removal projects.

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Delta Protection Commission, Delta Conservancy, and Central Valley Flood Protection Plan updates

At the July meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, councilmembers heard briefings on the activities of the Delta Protection Commission and the Delta Conservancy, and an update on the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan.

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In water news this week from around the web …

WEEKEND DAILY DIGEST:  Predicting drought in the American West just got much more difficult; Monsoon in the Southwest largely a no-show; New winery wastewater regulations ‘untenable for small wineries’; Poseidon’s desalination plan for Huntington Beach delayed again; and more … READ IT HERE: Weekend Daily Digest

MONDAY: Scientists say: expect more rainfall variability for CA; Decline in hydropower hampered by drought will impact utility costs; SGMA and the Human Right to Water; and more … READ IT HERE: Monday’s Daily Digest

TUESDAY:  Groundwater sustainability moves from planning to implementation; A warming CA sets the stage for future floods; Focus on COVID might hamper state’s push against rising seas; The best lakes in California; and more … READ IT HERE: Tuesday’s Daily Digest

WEDNESDAY:  Delta water agencies file lawsuit against DWR over geotechnical drilling; Wineries worry about impact of water rules; Reclamation’s largest Dam Safety project moves forward; New study says forecasters are overestimating future demand for water; and more … READ IT HERE: Wednesday’s Daily Digest

THURSDAY: Enviro groups say Newsom’s water plan will worsen toxic threat in the Delta; Evaluating the use of data platforms for water management decisions; Flexible groundwater recharge could be a SGMA answer; Can a shower save the president in November?; and more … READ IT HERE: Thursday’s Daily Digest

FRIDAY:  West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now; Friant Canal funding flows through House bill; Comments sought on Sisk Dam raise; Final judgement in San Diego-Met rate case; and more … READ IT HERE: Friday’s Daily Digest

Other news items this week …

FRIDAY MID-DAY UPDATE: Supreme Court lets stand decision upholding Delta Stewardship Council’s authority; Feinstein, Harder introduce water management bill; Reclamation recaps the week’s accomplishments

Weekly features …

BLOG ROUND-UP: Markets and SGMA; Conflict to collaboration; Poseidon’s problems; and more …

SCIENCE NEWS: Scientists say expect more rainfall variability for California; Global methane emissions soaring, but how much was due to wetlands?; The ups and downs of tides; and more …

Funding opportunities this week …

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: USDA to Invest up to $360 Million in Partner-Driven Conservation

Announcements this week …

TOXIC ALGAE REPORT: Updates – 8/14/2020

WATER PLAN eNEWS: ~~COVID-19 Clues~ Steering Committee~ Demand Forecasts~ Commission Meeting~ Green Infrastructure~ WestFAST Newsletter~ Webcast Demonstration ~~

DELTA eNEWS: ~~ Workshop Registration~ Science Conference~ BotD Results~ HAB Alert~ Delta Heritage ~~

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Cost Assessment Methodology Development for the SAFER Drinking Water Program

NOTICE: California Water Data Consortium Now Accepting Nominations and Applications for Inaugural Steering Committee Members

NOTICE: Deadline for comment on perchlorate rulemaking extended


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