THIS JUST IN … Bill Croyle, DWR Acting Director, Retires

From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources Acting Director William R. Croyle today announced his retirement, effective July 1, 2017. Croyle put his original retirement plans on hold in January 2017 when he was asked by Governor Edmund G Brown Jr. to serve as Acting Director of the department. Cindy Messer, DWR Chief Deputy Director, […]

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DAILY DIGEST: To prevent Pine Flat Dam from being overtopped, more water sent down the Kings River; CCWD joins water conservation fight; McClintock’s bill to streamline dam projects passes house; David Sedlak on drought and the ‘yuck’ factor; and more …

In California water news today, To prevent Pine Flat Dam from being overtopped, more water sent down the Kings River; Kings River flows increased; The Sierra snowpack is massive – and melting fast; Runoff from record winter could damage secret archaeological site; Calaveras County Water District joins water conservation fight; Rep. Tom McClintock’s bill to streamline dam projects passes house […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Delta Stewardship Council Votes to Approve Delta Plan Amendments; Corps, SCWA sign $6.3 million cost-sharing agreement for Dry Creek Project; Weekly water and climate update

Delta Stewardship Council Votes to Approve Delta Plan Amendments Fails to meet state mandates, says Restore the Delta From Restore the Delta: The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) endorsed proposed conveyance and storage amendments to the Delta Plan today. For years, Restore the Delta, environmental groups, and Delta residents have requested the Delta Stewardship Council to follow Delta Reform Act mandates […]

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DAILY DIGEST: From drought to deluge and back again – working landscapes address the challenges; State Water Board invests $4.5M in recycled water research; Trump’s ‘puddle and ditch’ order will have destructive ripple effect; and more …

In California water news today, From drought to deluge and back again – working landscapes address the challenges; WE&RF To Receive $4.5M Grant From California State Water Board For Recycled Water Research; OC’s ‘toilet to tap’ drinking water a tough sell even on a hot day; Heat wave should not hinder dam repairs, contractor says; California sees some of highest […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: California’s mercury legacy; Seasonal rain and snow trigger small earthquakes on California faults; Why the world’s rivers are losing sediment – and why it matters; and more …

In science news this week: Reclaiming the Sierra: California’s mercury legacy; Seasonal rain and snow trigger small earthquakes on California faults; Why the world’s rivers are losing sediment – and why it matters; Billion-dollar dams are making water shortages, not solving them; Dryland cropping systems research addresses future hunger and drought issues; and Eyes on Nature: How satellite imagery is […]

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THIS JUST IN … Court of Appeal rules on San Diego-Metropolitan rate case; both sides claim victory

The Court of Appeal ruled today in the San Diego County Water Authority vs. Metropolitan Water District rate case.  By my quick skim of the decision, it looks rather mixed with some things being remanded to the trial court.  An appeal to the Supreme court is likely, notes San Diego in their press release, so it’s probably not over yet.  […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Bill aims to have California save water for a not-so-rainy day; Delta Caucus objects to Brown’s Water Fix project; Federal flood proposal brings concerns about land use; Scary looking fish make new home at Feather River fish hatchery; and more …

In California water news today, Bill aims to have California save water for a not-so-rainy day; Delta Caucus objects to Brown’s Water Fix project; Heat wave sending record snow melt surging into rivers; Flood proposal brings concerns about land use; Temperance Flat Project aims to add to Central Valley water; Hell or high water: How will California adapt to the […]

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BROWN BAG SEMINAR: The Delta as Changing Landscapes

Letitia Grenier is the principal investigator for the San Francisco Estuary Institute’s Delta Landscapes project, which recently completed an in-depth analysis on the change in the Delta overtime and is now offering science-based guidance on how the Delta’s ecosystem health can be recovered as part of a working landscape.  Ms. Grenier is one of a number of authors on the […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Delta Independent Science Board releases review of California Water Fix Final EIR; ACWA Policy Document: 21st century water infrastructure; Blue-green algal bloom found in San Luis Reservoir

Delta Independent Science Board releases review of California Water Fix EIR From the Delta Independent Science Board: The Delta Reform Act of 2009 directs the Delta Independent Science Board to review environmental impact assessments of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (now California WaterFix). Here, in our fifth such review, we focus on the adequacy of the scientific information presented in […]

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOPS: 2018 Joint Triennial Review of the Water Quality Control Plans for the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River Basins and the Tulare Lake Basin

From the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board: The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Central Valley Water Board) is beginning the process of reviewing its Water Quality Control Plans for the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River Basins and for the Tulare Lake Basin (Basin Plans). The Basin Plans cover all the watersheds of the Central Valley […]

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