Metropolitan’s Groundwater Banking Programs

Presentation looks at the benefits, challenges, and risks of Metropolitan’s groundwater banking programs Beginning in the early 1990s, Metropolitan Water District established a number of groundwater storage programs in the Central Valley and on the State Water Project which have provided substantial water supply benefits through the years.  At the August meeting of Metropolitan’s Water Planning & Stewardship Committee, James […]

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SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY & WATERSHED SCIENCE: Salt marsh harvest mouse recovery, Salmon resilience and survival, Submerged aquatic vegetation, DSM-2 evaluation

The latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science journal is now available. In this month’s issue: ESSAY Towards Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse Recovery: Research Priorities Katherine R. Smith, Melissa K. Riley, Laureen Barthman–Thompson, Mark J. Statham, Sarah Estrella, and Douglas A. Kelt DOI // URL RESEARCH Towards Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse Recovery: A Review Katherine R. Smith, Melissa K. […]

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Managed Aquifer Recharge in California

Timothy Parker and Graham Fogg discuss the benefits and the challenges of Managed Aquifer Recharge, and how MAR can be key to water security in a changing climate Groundwater is an essential water source, providing 35% of the fresh water used in California, and significantly more in drought years.  However, when groundwater is used more rapidly than it is naturally […]

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FloodMAR: Using floodwaters for groundwater recharge

Kamyar Guivetchi on the importance of the Flood MAR concept and what DWR and other state agencies are doing to advance the concept Flood-MAR is an integrated water resource management strategy that uses flood waters resulting from rainfall or snowmelt for managed aquifer recharge on agricultural lands and working landscapes. Flood-MAR can also be implemented at multiple scales, from individual […]

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METROPOLITAN BAY-DELTA COMMITTEE: California Water Fix update, State Water Board’s Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan update

At the July meeting of the Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta, committee members received an update on the California Water Fix project, including a report on the recent meetings of the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Agency and the Delta Conveyance Finance JPA.  They were also briefed on the State Water Board’s update to the Bay Delta Water […]

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The unintended consequences of water conservation

Dr. Kurt Schwabe discusses the impact of water conservation on recycled water; Yorba Linda Water District GM discusses effects of 36% water conservation on his district During the recent drought, conservation mandates were imposed across the state with some areas mandated to cut their water use by one-third or more.  However, reducing water consumption by one-third means a significant reduction […]

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Successful Groundwater Sustainability Planning

Dudek hydrogeologist Jill Weinberger discusses groundwater sustainability planning and lessons learned California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires all groundwater basins designated as medium or high priority to develop a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) to achieve sustainable management by 2040-2042.   In this webinar, Jill Weinberger, a hydrogeologist with Dudek, gives a high-level overview of the groundwater sustainability planning process and […]

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State Water Board officials discuss release of Bay Delta Plan update documents

Earlier today, the State Water Board released the draft final documents for the Bay Delta Plan update for the Lower San Joaquin River and southern Delta, as well as a framework document for Sacramento River and Delta.  As part of the update to the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan, both the final documents for the San Joaquin River as […]

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REACTIONS: Organizations and officials react to release of Bay Delta Plan update documents

Earlier today, the State Water Board released the draft final documents for the Bay Delta Plan update for the Lower San Joaquin River and southern Delta, as well as a framework document for Sacramento River and Delta.  Both the final documents for the San Joaquin River as well as the framework document for the Sacramento River and Delta are calling […]

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METROPOLITAN BAY-DELTA COMMITTEE: California Water Fix update; Delta science efforts

The June meeting of Metropolitan’s Special Committee on the Bay Delta included an update on the Cal Water Fix project, and an update on Delta science efforts regarding longfin smelt studies, predation studies, and the Yolo Bypass Fish Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage Project. CALIFORNIA WATER FIX UPDATE Steve Arakawa, Manager of Bay Delta Initiatives, began the presentations with a […]

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