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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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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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Ruling letter for November 20

From the California Water Fix hearing team at the State Water Resources Control Board: “The ruling contained herein addresses a request to modify our direction regarding objections, an emergency extension request by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), et al., the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) objection to NRDC’s Supplemental Notice of Intent to Appear (Supplemental NOI), an addition to […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Reclamation schedules public informational meeting for proposed Trinity River winter flows from Lewiston Dam

From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Trinity River Restoration Program will host a public informational meeting on Nov. 30 on a proposal to increase winter-flow releases from Lewiston Dam, which is expected to improve juvenile rearing conditions for salmonids. Program staff will outline the proposal and be available to answer questions. The meeting will be held in Weaverville on Thursday, […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Ruling on issues concerning supplemental notices of intent to appear

From the State Water Board’s Cal WaterFix hearing team: “We required parties that previously submitted a notice of intent to appear (NOI) indicating their intent to call witnesses to testify during Part 2 of this hearing to submit a supplemental NOI by noon on October 13, 2017. This ruling addresses the supplemental NOIs filed by the San Joaquin River Exchange […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: 2018 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program Request for Proposals

From the State Water Resources Control Board: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDA Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), FedEx and Southern Company are currently soliciting applications for the 2018 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration program. The Five Star […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: CEQA Early Consultation meetings for proposed recycled water amendment

From the State Water Resources Control Board: State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) staff has scheduled California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) early public consultation meetings for a proposed amendment to the Policy for Water Quality Control for Recycled Water (Recycled Water Policy). The meetings will be held at the locations and times specified below. The purpose of the […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Community Meetings to Discuss Delta Sign Needs

Want to help improve navigation and awareness of the Delta? Help the Delta community determine where signs should go and what they should look like! From the Delta Conservancy: Visit CA Delta, a collaboration of Delta residents, businesses, and state agencies, will be holding a series of community meetings to discuss sign needs, locations, and designs as part of a new Delta Sign […]

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