DAILY DIGEST: Will the twin tunnels become a reality?; DWR releases formerly secret Oroville findings by independent board; Water under Oroville spillway probably caused February collapse, state consultants say; Engineers rebuild behemoth Calaveras Dam in face of earthquake risks; and more …

In California water news today, Will the twin tunnels become a reality?; DWR releases formerly secret findings by independent board looking at Oroville Dam redesign; State kept these Oroville dam documents secret at first.  Now they’ve partially released two of them; Fixing Oroville Dam will cost millions.  Who should pay the bill?; Water under Oroville spillway probably caused February collapse, […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Bloggers weigh in on Delta tunnels and science; Flawed California water economics; outdated water rights; drought emergency ends; late fall-run Chinook status; in other words water; and more …

Independent science review panel finds problems with Delta tunnels biological opinion:  Restore the Delta writes, “An analysis by an Independent Review Panel has been made public by the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC).  The panel was convened by the DSC Science Program to provide the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and California Department of Fish and […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR provides update on Lake Oroville Spillway repair work; Spring Delta waterway clean up; New Delta tourism and recreation website

DWR Provides Update on Lake Oroville Spillway Repair Work From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released all three of the reports prepared by the independent Board of Consultants about the damaged spillways at Lake Oroville. The reports have been released with Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) redacted. DWR will follow this same […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Trump’s border could have lasting effects on rivers, water supply; Tahoe got so much snow, you can ski all summer; and more news, plus “Pretend you are a river … “

In California water news today, Trump’s border could have lasting effects on rivers, water supply; Tahoe got so much snow, you can ski all summer; Google’s data center raises stakes in South Carolina’s water wars; Truckee River out of Lake Tahoe has the highest flows since 2006, prompting advisory; Assembly bill carries renewed hope of improvements for Clear Lake; Napa […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for April 24, 2017

Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: For even more reservoir and water conditions, visit the Notebook’s Water and Hydrology Internet Resources page. Sign up for daily email service and you’ll never miss a post! Sign up for daily emails and get all the Notebook’s aggregated and original water news content delivered to your email box by 9AM. Breaking […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Watchdogs and feds say San Luis Reservoir at risk if an earthquake strikes; What went wrong at Oroville? Congressional Democrats demand answers; 50 programs scrapped at EPA; and more …

In California water news this weekend, Watchdogs and feds say San Luis Reservoir at risk if an earthquake strikes; What went wrong at Oroville? Congressional Democrats demand answers; DWR continues recovery efforts, blasts slopes near spillway; Drought’s not over for everybody; New technologies aim to help California conserve; Animation shows California’s dramatic reversal of fortune; For want of a drink; […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Blasting could start today on the Oroville Dam spillway; Yearly dam inspection bill proposed; Zinke names former campaign manager to the Bureau of Reclamation; and more …

In California water news today, Blasting could start today on the Oroville Dam spillway; Coalition asks feds to lift secrecy shrouding Oroville Dam spillway project; Yearly dam inspection bill proposed; Zinke names former campaign manager to the Bureau of Reclamation; Sierra mountain water returns to 800,000 East Bay taps; Forty acres of floating logs choke part of Don Pedro Reservoir; […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Michelle Banonis appointed Assistant Chief Deputy Director at the Department of Water Resources; Weekly water and climate update: Sierra snowpack greater than last four years combined

Michelle Banonis appointed Assistant Chief Deputy Director at the Department of Water Resources From the Office of the Governor: Michelle Banonis, 40, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant chief deputy director at the California Department of Water Resources. Banonis has been area manager for the Bay Delta Office at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation since 2016, where she has served […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Record of Decision for the long-term plan to protect adult salmon in the Lower Klamath River Project

From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation signed a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Long-Term Plan to Protect Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River fulfilling its commitment to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District to provide a long-term approach to avoiding a fish die-off in the lower Klamath River. With this decision, Reclamation is providing greater […]

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