DELTA eNEWS: ~~ Heritage Area~ SFEWS Issue~ DSC Meeting~ DPC Meeting~ Movie Night ~~

This issue of the Delta eNews includes: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area established March 2019 issue of San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science has been released Delta Stewardship Council March 21 meeting Delta Protection Commission meeting Movie night at the mill Click here to read this edition of Delta eNews. Click here to view all posted announcements. Get the […]

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WATER PLAN eNEWS: ~~ Block Grants~ Data Portal~ Tucson Conference~ May Event~ Water Sustainability~ Floodplain Conference ~~

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: $20 million in block grants awarded for forest health and fire resiliency California establishes open data portal to propel innovation, improve services Sustainable water management to be focus of conference in Tucson Peer to peer event for water conservation professionals coming in May Tap into Resilience offers local leaders tools to improve water […]

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SAN JOAQUIN RIVER: Flood Flow Schedule

From the San Joaquin River Restoration Program: Beginning Friday, March 15, 2019, at 1 p.m., the Bureau of Reclamation will begin releasing Flood Flows from Friant Dam into the San Joaquin River in anticipation of reservoir encroachment. The first increase will raise flows to 750 cubic-feet-per-second and flows will continue ramping up until reaching 3,000 cubic-feet-per-second on Tuesday, March 19. A schedule […]

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WATER QUALITY: U.S.EPA approves sediment quality provisions

From the State Water Board: U.S. EPA approved the State Water Boards amendments to the Water Quality Control Plan for Enclosed Bays and Estuaries – Sediment Quality Provisions in accordance with section 303(c) of the Clean Water Act and 40 C.F.R Part 131.  The provisions become effective under the Clean Water Act upon U.S. EPA approval.  U.S.EPA approval encompasses the […]

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SAN JOAQUIN RIVER RESTORATION PROGRAM: Flood Operations Set to Begin on San Joaquin River

From the San Joaquin River Restoration Program: On Friday, March 15, 2019, the Bureau of Reclamation may begin releasing Flood Flows from Friant Dam into the San Joaquin River in anticipation of reservoir encroachment. Flood Flow releases from Friant Dam may start as early as Friday March 15 with peak flows expected to reach 3,000 cubic-feet-per-second three days following initiation of release. … Additional operational adjustments […]

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DELTA eNEWS: ~~ DSC Hire~ Mansion Brunch~ DPC Meeting~ DSC Hearing ~~

This issue of the Delta eNews includes: Harriet Ross joins Delta Stewardship Council St. Patrick’s Day brunch at Grand Island Mansion Delta Protection Commission meeting Public hearing and adoption meeting for Smith Canal Gate Project Click here to read this issue of Delta eNews.   Click here to view all posted announcements. Get the Notebook blog by email and never […]

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WATER PLAN eNEWS: ~~ Basin Boundaries~ GSA Forum~ Water Day~ Data Symposium~ Water Reclamation~ Irrigation Conference ~~

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: Updated list of California water basin boundary modifications released by DWR Free forum offers information for groundwater sustainability agencies World Water Day to be observed next week, “Leaving no one behind” Save the dates for annual symposium on California water data Dates announced for international water reclamation conference in Berlin, Germany Reno set […]

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PUBLIC INPUT WANTED: State Water Board solicits comments on the development of a water rights enforcement policy

The State Water Board has the responsibility for regulating drinking water, protecting water rights, and protecting water quality.  In recent years, the State Water Board’s rules and regulations have expanded as a result of new legislative mandates while at the same time, complaints of water rights violations have been trending up, increasing the workload for staff.  While the Board does […]

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SAN JOAQUIN RIVER RESTORATION PROGRAM: Recapture of San Joaquin River Restoration Flows continues for Friant Division farmers

From the San Joaquin River Restoration Program: The Bureau of Reclamation has signed a finding of no significant impact for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s plan to recapture a portion of the 2019 San Joaquin River Restoration Flows at Patterson and/or Banta-Carbona irrigation districts though Feb. 29, 2020. The project involves recapturing Restoration Flows and conveying them via the […]

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WATER SUPPLY INDEX FORECAST for March 1, 2019

From the Department of Water Resources: DWR staff have finished the March 1, 2019 Water Supply Index (WSI) and Bulletin 120 (B120) forecasts. These forecasts include observed conditions through the end of February. The forecasts are posted at: WSI:       http://cdec.water.ca.gov/reportapp/javareports?name=WSI B120:     http://cdec.water.ca.gov/b120.html Forecast Summary: The projected median April-July (AJ) runoff in the major Sierra river basins ranges from 119 percent […]

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