Afternoon news flash: South of Delta water contractors avoid a shutdown at O’Neill Pumping Plant – for now …

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San Luis Reservoir near record lows at 11% capacity With San Luis Reservoir reaching near record lows, south of Delta water contractors were warned yesterday that the federal share of water in San Luis Reservoir was nearly exhausted, and operations would be shut down at O’Niell Pumping Plant as soon as Saturday evening. San Luis Reservoir is a joint federal […]

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Daily Digest: Surveys for Delta tunnels can move forward; Critics angered over Lake Oroville release; Forecasters backing away from La Nina predictions; Feds may face third lawsuit over over fish parasites; and more …

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In California water news today, Surveys for Delta tunnels can move forward; California’s top court rules in favor of Governor Brown’s tunnel project; Critics angered over Lake Oroville release; Forecasters backing away from La Nina predictions; Feds may face third lawsuit over over fish parasites; Yuba-Sutter: Efforts quicken on groundwater; and more … In the news today … Surveys for […]

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News Worth Noting: CA Supreme Court reverses ruling on right-of-entry statutes; Groups file notice of intent to sue feds over Klamath salmon; Stanford researchers reveal cost-effective path to drought resiliency; Blue-green algal bloom persists in Pyramid Lake

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Legal Alert: California Supreme Court Reverses Ruling on Right-of-Entry Statutes Reversal Allows Public Agencies to Access Properties for Necessary Inspections and Testing Prior to Eminent Domain Actions From Best Best & Krieger: In a unanimous decision today, the California Supreme Court upheld the state’s precondemnation right of entry statutes as constitutional, reversing a March 2014 ruling from the Court of […]

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Daily Digest: Court ruling could boost cost of Delta tunnels project; Seven experts to watch on California’s groundwater; Delta Research Center in Rio Vista still years away; and more …

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In California water news today, Court ruling could boost cost of Delta tunnels project; Seven experts to watch on California’s groundwater; Delta Research Center in Rio Vista still years away; Group retracts charge that Zone 7 used property tax for Delta planning; New bill aims to increase the Delta’s salmon population, decrease bass; Do ancient sequoias hold a key to […]

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The latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science journal now available

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Special issue includes the first five chapters of the State of Bay Delta Science 2016 and more … The latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary Watershed & Science is now available.  In this issue: RESEARCH Historical and Future Relations Between Large Storms and Droughts in California Michael Dettinger DOI  // URL A Water Balance Model to Estimate Flow Through the […]

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Science news: How are beaches restored?; Why some beaches have blue water, some have grey; Groundwater discharge to upper Colorado River varies in response to drought; and more …

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In science news this week: How are beaches restored?; Why some beaches have blue water, some have grey; Groundwater discharge to upper Colorado River varies in response to drought; A brief history of people behaving badly in Yellowstone; 2016 climate trends continue to break records; Tackling America’s water challenges with science  How are beaches restored?  “For our July 1 Soils […]

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News Worth Noting: New PPIC Report: Accounting for California’s water; UC Riverside researchers to study health impacts of drought; Household & small water system drought assistance program

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PPIC Report: Accounting for California’s water From the Public Policy Institute of California: Understanding California’s water balance sheet—how much there is, who has claims to it, and what is actually being “spent”—is key to effectively managing the state’s limited water supply in support of a healthy economy and environment. The latest drought has spotlighted serious gaps and fragmentation in California’s […]

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Daily Digest: Plan to save Delta smelt faces tough road; Sites Reservoir likely years down the road; Bill seeks to use renewable energy to boost water supplies; House vote sets stage for talks on drought relief; and more …

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In California water news today, Plan to save Delta smelt faces tough road; Sites Reservoir likely years down the road; Bill seeks to use renewable energy to boost water supplies; House vote sets stage for talks on drought relief; California to set limit on probable carcinogen in water; Proposition 53: A battle over debt; Water crisis: Conflict … or resolution? […]

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California Water Fix: Paying for the Delta tunnels

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At Capitol Weekly’s Water 2016 conference, a panel discusses the fiscal impacts of the California Water Fix One the largest looming questions for the California Water Fix project is how it will be funded.  The project is to be paid for by the water agencies who receive the water, and while the ability for the urban water agencies isn’t really […]

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News Worth Noting: State Water Board approves new deadline to end illegal water diversions from the Carmel River; More blue-green algae warnings for Northern California lakes; City of San Diego faces proposed penalty of $4.6M for lax construction site erosion control

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State Water Board Approves New Deadline to End Illegal Water Diversions from the Carmel River The State Water Resources Control Board today approved an extension of time for California American Water (Cal-Am) to comply with a Cease and Desist Order to stop the illegal diversion of water from the Carmel River. The State Water Board in 1995 ordered Cal-Am, which […]

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