DAILY DIGEST: East Bay water board backs Delta tunnels project; How water bill was resurrected in legislature’s final hours; Proceed with caution on two-way trap and haul program, report advises; Gatorade promises not to badmouth water; Is the Colorado River a person? and more …

In California water news today, East Bay water board backs Delta tunnels project; Vote trading or compromise? How water bill was resurrected in legislature’s final hours; Disconnected salmon: Proceed with caution on two-way trap and haul program, report advises; California is using open data to provide key health and water information; Hunting for plastic in California’s protected ocean waters; ACWA […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Sacto Suburban water district wins award for sustainability; Study: More local water for Los Angeles could mean a drier Los Angeles River; Two major U.S. water-efficiency organizations to form partnership; Weekly water and climate update

Sacramento Suburban Water District Wins Award for Sustainability From Sacramento Suburban Water District: Sacramento’s Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC) has honored Sacramento Suburban Water District (SSWD) with a 2017 Sustainable Business of the Year Award in Water Conservation for the District’s work to create two sustainable landscape demonstration gardens designed to conserve water and educate the public about water-wise gardening […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: News and reactions from Delta Counties, Friant Water Authority

The California water world is still reeling a bit from the news of Westlands vote on Tuesday, the ramifications of which are still unknown.  Here is the latest update from the Natural Resources Agency, California Water Fix program news, followed by statements by the Delta Counties Coalition, Jason Phillips with the Friant Water Authority, and Secretary John Laird. First, the […]

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DAILY DIGEST: What’s next for the Delta tunnels? New fight: How to update old system; Stakeholders weigh in on who pays; San Francisco, Oakland sue major oil companies over rising seas; and more …

In California water news today, What’s next for the Delta tunnels now that a big chunk of its funding has disappeared?; New fight in California water wars: How to update the old system; Radio show: Stakeholders weigh in on who pays for California’s multi-million dollar project; Tunnel opponents file third lawsuit; Video: The carcinogen lurking in California’s drinking water; California […]

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DR. BRUCE HERBOLD: Delta Flows and the effects of water transfers

Dr. Bruce Herbold is a retired EPA fish biologist and now a consultant on the same issues.  In this presentation from the AquAlliance conference last fall, Dr. Herbold discusses drought, flows in the Delta, and the effects of transfers on the fish in the Delta. Dr. Herbold began by saying that managing water in California is fraught with difficulties, and […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Kelp Survey; Protected waters foster resurgence of West Coast rockfish; Warm waters off of West Coast has lingering effects on salmon; Saving the sucker; and more …

In science news this week: Kelp Survey; Protected waters foster resurgence of West Coast rockfish; Warm waters off of West Coast has lingering effects on salmon; Saving the sucker; The great nutrient collapse CA Department of Fish and Wildlife Kelp Survey:  “Beneath the waters off the California coast are vast forests that are home to an astounding variety of plants […]

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OROVILLE DAM SPILLWAY: Construction Update (with latest video)

From the Department of Water Resources: Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction work on the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project. Continued Construction on the Main Spillway DWR remains focused on meeting its primary objective of repairing and reconstructing the main spillway by November 1 to handle flows of 100,000 cubic feet per second […]

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SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM News for September 20, 2017

From the Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management Program: California Water Plan Plenary – Session on “Enhancing the Connection between IRWM and SGMA” There is still time to RSVP for California Water Plan Update 2018’s second plenary meeting . It will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Wildland Fire Training and Conference Center   at McClellan. The agenda […]

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THIS JUST IN … Westlands Water District Issues Statement on California WaterFix

From the Westlands Water District: After a thorough analysis by independent consultants and District staff, multiple special board meetings, and grower workshops, the Westlands Water District Board of Directors voted by a margin of 7 to 1 to not participate in the California WaterFix (CWF). The District appreciates the efforts of Governor Jerry Brown and his administration to balance the […]

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