BLOG ROUND-UP: Oops, DWR Did It Again; You can’t address the Colorado River Basin’s problems without addressing the Salton Sea; The LA River and the trade-offs of water recycling; Sustaining integrated portfolios for managing water in California; The untimely death and life of the Colorado River; and more …

This week in California water blogs: Oops, DWR Did It Again; You can’t address the Colorado River Basin’s problems without addressing the Salton Sea; The LA River and the Trade-Offs of Water Recycling; Sustaining integrated portfolios for managing water in California; The untimely death and life of the Colorado River; The evolving law of state protection of environmental resources on […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Bernhardt’s Bay-Delta Plan runs into a problem: science; Why everybody is so excited about 23 salmon; Artifishal: New film asks, have we reached the end of wild?; Interview with the Salton Sea; and more …

This week in California water blogs: Bernhardt’s Bay-Delta Plan Runs into a Problem: Science; Why Everybody Is So Excited About 23 Salmon; Artifishal: New Film Asks, Have We Reached the End of Wild?; Salmon and Sturgeon Compromised in Near-Record Water Year — June 2019; Flood Mapping in California: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Interview with the Salton Sea; […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: SB1, Leaders With Vision; Fostering Sustainability in the San Joaquin Valley; SGMA and Dairies; All water is local. Sort of.; and more …

This week in California water blogs: Trek Towards Smarter Water Policy May be  Stopped in Its Tracks by SB1; Leaders With Vision; Fostering Sustainability in the San Joaquin Valley; Economic Tradeoffs in Groundwater Management During Drought; SGMA and Dairies; What does the future hold for irrigation management?; All water is local. Sort of.; and more … California’s Marathon Trek Towards […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Does California need SB1?; Resilience and the portfolio approach; Some common questions on water, part 2; The new normal of no more labels; and more …

This week in blogs: California needs SB 1; Gov. Newsom can be a climate leader by focusing on resilience. Here’s how; On the Public Record is still wrestling with the “portfolio approach”; Some common questions on California water (Part II); California’s Growing Demand for Recycled Water Has Ripple Effects; The new normal of no more labels; Is there a “Grand […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: A water portfolio planning report card; Making key policy decisions in advance of droughts; Science panel calls attention to the CV hatchery salmon problem; Why don’t we hear about more species going extinct?; and more …

A water portfolio planning report card for California:  Jay Lund writes, “Governor Newsom recently called for a state portfolio of actions to manage water under rapidly changing climate and other conditions. This post reviews the state of water portfolio planning in California today.  In this complex changing world, major problems are rarely solved with a single solution or a single […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: The DCP and the Salton Sea, Raising Shasta Dam, Flow and habitat in the Delta, DWR meetings, ESA, A Book Review of The Dreamt Land, and more …

No dignity for the Salton Sea in this DCP:  “If the Salton Sea could speak for itself, what would it say?  That’s the provocative question raised in the short video above, which builds on an essay that appeared in the last installment of the Salton Seasaw.  Both pieces examine the same events of March 28, 2019, when Rep. Tom McClintock […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Some common questions on CA water; Land purchases: MWD’s new water grab?; Rationing next?; Developing a decision-support framework for curtailment; Climate change and your family’s future; and more …

Some common questions on California water (Part I):  Jay Lund writes, “People are interested in California water problems, and they ask reasonable questions.  Here is a first installment of short science-based answers to some reasonable questions often heard at public and private discussions of water in California.  (Longer answers are possible, of course.)  1.  Why doesn’t California just build desalination plants […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: The California Water Model: Resilience through Failure; Cal Water Fix is dead, what’s next?; Groundwater recharge in the SGMA era; Lawns are the No. 1 irrigated ‘crop’ in America, they need to die; and more …

The California Water Model: Resilience through Failure: Nicholas Pinter, Jay Lund, and Peter Moyle write, “A review of 170 years of water-related successes in California suggests that most successes can be traced directly to past mistakes.  California’s highly variable climate has made it a crucible for innovations in water technology and policy.  Similar water imperatives have led to advances in water […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Newsom’s water resilience plan, Delta flow needs, Expensive fish, Importance of Delta estuary to salmon, Artificial legal distinctions; and more …

A fresh approach to water management in California:  The Northern California Water Association writes, “The Northern California Water Association (NCWA) appreciates Governor Newsom’s call for a fresh approach to California’s water challenges and his Executive Order today urging his administration “to think differently and act boldly by developing a comprehensive strategy to build a climate-resilient water system in California.”  “The […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Voluntary agreements, Delta’s trophic collapse; Groundwater depletion and salt-impaired lands in the San Joaquin Valley; Oil industry pollutants in Kern County water supply wells; and more …

Voluntary Agreements Will Catalyze and Complete Long-Standing Priority Salmon Projects and Implement the Sacramento Valley Salmon Recovery Program: The Northern California Water Association writes, “The Voluntary Agreements that have been developed in the Sacramento River Basin are providing new opportunities to bring together and catalyze priority projects to improve conditions for salmon. This is a positive step forward for California. […]

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