WEEKLY CA WATER NEWS DIGEST for August 16 – 22: Addressing environment, disadvantaged communities, and domestic wells in the 2022 Groundwater Sustainability Plans

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GSA SUMMIT: Addressing environment, disadvantaged communities, and domestic wells in the 2022 Groundwater Sustainability Plans

The groundwater sustainability plans that were submitted to the Department of Water Resources in January of 2020 were the first of the groundwater sustainability plans to be completed.  Public review of these plans has revealed some important lessons to be learned to be considered for those preparing the plans that will be due in January of 2022.  At the 3rd Annual Groundwater Sustainability Agency Summit hosted by the Groundwater Resources Association online in June, a panel of NGOs that had completed a review of the plans summarized their findings from the perspective of underrepresented beneficial users and with respect to stakeholder engagement, providing insights and recommendations for the upcoming plans.

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In water news this week from around the web …

WEEKEND DAILY DIGEST: DFW drone program provides a bird’s eye view for scientists; Harder, Feinstein collaborate to keep snowpack readings accurate; Supreme Court lets stand decision upholding Delta Council’s authority; American River forest project before and after thinning; and more … READ IT HERE:  Weekend Daily Digest

MONDAY:  Some CA cities think they’re safe from sea level rise. They’re not, new data show; Fish surveys in the estuary: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; California wildfire spawns a rare firenado; and more … READ IT HERE: Monday’s Daily Digest

TUESDAY:  Meet the water baron you (likely) haven’t heard of; This Madera County community is running out of water — and the only well might fail; New research on Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations; Wild weather fans forest fires across California; and more … READ IT HERE: Tuesday’s Daily Digest

WEDNESDAY:  North Coast reps grill PacifiCorp on Klamath dams removal; Odds improve for La Nina by fall; CA’s cap-and-trade program pays for clean water fund; and more … READ IT HERE: Wednesday’s Daily Digest

THURSDAY:  State Water Board and conservationists sue FERC over Clean Water Act waivers; The winners and losers with Klamath Dams removal; CA still hasn’t found analyst to study Salton Sea water import proposals; Water contaminant could have neurotoxic effects on children; and more … READ IT HERE: Thursday’s Daily Digest

FRIDAY:  Proposed single delta tunnel could cost $15.9 billion; No California money for Friant-Kern Canal fix; CA’s war against nutria is getting bloodier; IWVGA wrestles 7,000-percent cost increase or state takeover; and more … READ IT HERE: Friday’s Daily Digest

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