DAILY DIGEST: Stormy pattern to resume along the West Coast this weekend; Westlands Water District settlement left in limbo; New star of San Francisco’s water system: Calaveras Dam touted as model of safety, efficiency; and more …

In California water news today, Stormy pattern to resume along the West Coast this weekend; Westlands Water District settlement left in limbo; San Francisco moves to ready the Embarcadero for earthquakes, sea level rise; New star of San Francisco’s water system: Calaveras Dam touted as model of safety, efficiency; To stave off seawater intrusion, Monterey County supervisors support a moratorium […]

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Make an investment in California’s water future …

Dear Reader, When it comes to California’s water issues, you understand the importance of unbiased reporting. Whether it is coverage of the Oroville Dam incident, the passage of the WIIN Act, or the Grant Davis appointment at the Department of Water Resources, you can count on immediate, comprehensive, and impartial reporting from Maven’s Notebook. Today, policy makers and stakeholders continue […]

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DWR’S SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER PGM NEWS: Draft BMP on sustainable groundwater management criteria available for comment; Schedule for basin boundary modification requests

From the Department of Water Resources, Sustainable Groundwater Management Program: DWR Seeks Public Comment on New Draft Best Management Practice DWR has released the Draft Sustainable Management Criteria Best Management Practice (BMP). This BMP offers guidance on developing the four sustainable management criteria identified in the Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Regulations: minimum thresholds, undesirable results, measurable objectives, and the sustainability […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Cannabis Cultivation Regulatory Program Workshops to be held in December

From the State Water Resources Control Board: Come learn about the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board’s) Cannabis Cultivation Regulatory Program.  On October 17, 2017, the State Water Board adopted a Cannabis Cultivation Policy – Principles and Guidelines for Cannabis Cultivation (Policy) and General Waste Discharge Requirements and Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges of Waste Associated […]

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DAILY DIGEST, Thanksgiving Day edition: The Sierra ‘snow line’ seems to be moving uphill – rapidly; Salmon hatchery partnership corrects wayward fall Chinook run; Southland tops north valley in water savings; ACWA Board of Directors votes to support water bonds; and more …

Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to pause and be grateful for the things that matter.  So on this day of gratitude, I give thanks for you, my valued readers, and for my donors and sponsors who make continued operation of my websites possible. Wishing you and yours a warm and wonderful […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Engineers model the California reservoir network; A (happy) climate change surprise; Groundwater depletion could be significant source of atmospheric carbon dioxide; and more …

In science news this week: Engineers model the California reservoir network; A (happy) climate change surprise; Groundwater depletion could be significant source of atmospheric carbon dioxide; Species may appear deceptively resilient to climate change; Recovery of West Coast marine mammals boosts consumption of chinook salmon; Steelhead spa: Pampering can promote future spawning; Multi-year La Nina presents opportunity to predict drought […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Groundwater recharge brings opportunities, complications; Are wet winters or drought worse for California fires?; California wants permanent crackdown on water waste; LA River: Conflict ahead as water capture, restoration plans converge; and more …

In California water news today, Groundwater recharge brings opportunities, complications; Are wet winters or drought worse for California fires?; California wants permanent crackdown on water waste; New study catches on to fish in fields; How climate change will mess with water recharge in the Western US; The ‘Nest for Water’ wants you to pay $799 now to help cut down […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Update on water measurement requirements

From the State Water Resources Control Board: If you currently divert between 10 and 100 acre-feet per year, the deadline to install Measurement Device(s), implement a Measurement Method, or submit an Alternative Compliance Plan is January 1, 2018. Certification of the Measurement Device(s) must be submitted when your next annual report is due (April 1, 2018, for permits and licenses, […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Share Your Feedback on the Delta Conservation Framework Document

From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: In partnership with the Delta Stewardship Council and other Delta agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is leading the development of the Delta Conservation Framework for the Delta, Yolo Bypass and Suisun Marsh. Click here to read the draft document. The document focuses on conservation as a way to improve […]

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