Making conservation a California way of life

Symposium presentation looks at the Brown administration’s proposed framework for water conservation After several years of drought, in May of 2016, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-37-16 which directed the State Water Board, the Department of Water Resources, the Department of Food and Agriculture, the Public Utilities Commission, and the California Energy Commission to take actions focusing on using water […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Federal, state and local leaders celebrate completion of South Sacramento flood protection project; U.S. EPA and California approve permit for Point Loma wastewater facility

Federal, state and local leaders celebrate completion of South Sacramento flood protection project From the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers: Federal, state and local leaders celebrated the completion of the South Sacramento County Streams project during a media event at Florin Creek Park on August 9. The South Sacramento County Streams project constructed channel and levee improvements, floodwalls, detention […]

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DAILY DIGEST: What will the Delta tunnels cost SoCal?; Sites, Temperance Flat, Los Vaqueros, Centennial Dam ask for Prop 1 funds; Trump’s EPA is caving to chemical industry, environmental groups say; and more …

In California water news today, A nearly $17 billion water project is being planned for California. What will it cost the Southland?; Sites Reservoir backers ask for water bond money; Nevada Irrigation District applies for Centennial Dam funding; East Bay reservoir expansion plan wins support of environmental groups; Valley leaders request $1.3 billion for Temperance Flat Dam; Trump’s EPA is […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: California Water Fix, the Delta smelt, and salmon; MWD’s Cal Water Fix cost assessment; Federal reserved rights for groundwater?; Checks and balances and the Clean Water Act rule; and more …

California Water Fix and the Delta smelt:  Peter Moyle and James Hobbs write, “The delta smelt is on a trajectory towards extinction in the wild. Heading into 2017, the spawning adult population was at an all-time low although this past wet winter has apparently seen a small resurgence. However, increasingly warm summer temperatures in the Delta may dampen any upswing. […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING, water storage edition: Sites Reservoir, Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion, and Temperance Flat submit applications for Prop 1 funding

The deadline for applications for Prop 1 funds were due to the Water Commission yesterday.  Here are three of the projects vying for funding, but do note that these are not the only projects that will be applying. Offstream storage project in Northern California takes critical step forward Submittal of application to the California Water Commission for Prop 1 funds […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR Launches Salmon Spawning Improvement Project; Public invited to view the solar eclipse at Shasta Dam

DWR Launches Salmon Spawning Improvement Project From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) launched a Feather River salmon spawning improvement project today in the City of Oroville. The project will be completed by the end of August, in anticipation of the salmon spawning season that commences in September. DWR fishery biologists have identified key […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Sites Reservoir supporters want $1.6 billion from water bond; Billionaire forced to reopen Bay Area beach; Farmers propose novel solution to fight over groundwater in Nevada; Pruitt carrying out his EPA agenda in secret, critics say; and more …

In California water news today, Sites Reservoir supporters want $1.6 billion from water bond; Should Oroville evacuees get state payment? Suit seeks class-action status; Billionaire forced to reopen Bay Area beach; Farmers propose novel solution to fight over groundwater in Nevada; Dressed to kill: Deep-sea animals eating plastic fibers from clothing; Scott Pruitt is carrying out his EPA agenda in […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: SCWC unveils education & outreach program in support of CA WaterFix; Last of ‘Mothball Fleet’ ships leaves Suisun Bay; City of San Diego agrees to $3.2 Million settlement on erosion control case

SCWC Unveils Education & Outreach Program In Support of CA WaterFix From the Southern California Water Committee: Today the Southern California Water Committee (SCWC) launches WaterNext, an Education and Outreach Program in support of California WaterFix. The program, including digital advertising, outreach and social media, is driven by the fundamental fact that Southern Californians have the right to expect a […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for August 14

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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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Save the California Delta Alliance writes Water Board expressing concerns about starting Part 2; DWR responds

On August 3rd, the Save the California Delta Alliance expressed their concerns about the preparations for beginning Part 2 of the hearings in an 11-page letter, saying: Read Save the California Delta Alliance letter here: CWF STCDA Letter The Department of Water Resources has responded, noting that these matters have already been decided in prior rulings, saying: Read the response […]

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