CALIFORNIA WATER FIX HEARING: Ruling letter for April 23

From the California Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Resources Control Board, the latest ruling letter: “This ruling addresses (1) a motion to strike certain testimony provided during Natural Resources Defense Council, et al.’s (NRDC) cross-examination of Petitioners’ Panel 2 witnesses; (2) the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) motion for reconsideration of our prior ruling regarding the Pacific […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Proposed framework for regulating Direct Potable Reuse is posted for public review

From the State Water Resources Control Board: The Proposed Framework for Regulating Direct Potable Reuse (Framework) is posted for public review and is available at the following link: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/certlic/drinkingwater/documents/direct_potable_reuse/dprframewk.pdf State Water Board is soliciting public comments on the Framework. The initial 30-day public comment period will close on May 20, 2018.  The public is also welcome to submit comments on the […]

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CAL WATER FIX: Ruling letter on motions to stay the hearing and other procedural requests

From the Cal Water Fix hearing team at the State Water Resources Control Board: “This ruling addresses motions to stay the hearing and other procedural requests based on new engineering information provided by the Department of Water Resources (DWR). We deny those motions subject to the direction provided [in the ruling].” Read the ruling letter here:  20180418 cwf ruling (002) […]

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OROVILLE DAM SPILLWAYS Construction Update for April 18 (with photos and video)

From the Department of Water Resources: Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction-related activities for the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project. Update to the 2018 Operations Plan DWR has updated the 2018 Lake Oroville Operations Plan to begin construction as soon as possible this spring and maximize the 2018 construction window to ensure the […]

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SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MGT PRGM NEWS for April 12

From DWR’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Program: Save the Date – SGMA Assistance Workshops *Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Ventura workshop time has changed. The workshop will now be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You are invited to attend DWR hosted workshops to discuss Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) implementation efforts, DWR planning and technical assistance, and key […]

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOPS: Proposed framework for regulating Direct Potable Reuse in California

From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is preparing a proposed framework for regulating direct potable reuse in California (Framework) and is seeking public input through the following public workshops. SUBJECT OF WORKSHOPS State Water Board Division of Drinking Water (DDW) staff will present an overview of the Framework and invite […]

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WATER SUPPLY INDEX: For April 1, 2018

From the Department of Water Resources: The April 1, 2018 Water Supply Index (WSI) and Bulletin 120 (B120) forecasts. are finished; the forecasts include observed conditions through the end of March. The forecasts are posted at: WSI:       http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/iodir/wsi B120:     http://cdec.water.ca.gov/b120.html</ a> Forecast Summary: The projected median April-July (AJ) runoff ranges from 37 percent on the Tule River to 79 percent […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Notice of public workshop and solicitation of public comment: 2018 trienneial review of the water quality control plan for the San Francisco Basin

From the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board: The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region (Water Board) is initiating the triennial review process for the Water Quality Control Plan, San Francisco Bay Basin (Basin Plan). The Basin Plan is the master policy document that contains descriptions of the legal, technical, and programmatic bases of water […]

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OROVILLE OPERATIONS UPDATE: Potential use of main spillway next week

From the Department of Water Resources: Forecasted storms expected in the Feather River basin this weekend may require using Lake Oroville’s flood control outlet spillway (also known as the main spillway) this week or next. After last year’s spillway incident, the Department created the 2017/18 Lake Oroville Winter Operations Plan to ensure public safety in the event of major storm […]

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