DPR scientists tackling troubling urban pesticide runoff

From the California Department of Pesticide Regulation: Agricultural pesticide runoff grabs headlines, but did you know that urban pesticide use can also pollute California creeks and rivers? Determining the extent of the pollution has been the focus of recent studies by scientists at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). They’ve found several pesticides at levels toxic to aquatic invertebrates […]

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WEBSITE NEWS: New daily and weekly email service options make it easy to keep up to date with the latest California water news

From full service to once a week, new email options from Maven’s Notebook let you choose how often you receive in your inbox the latest water news and information posted at Maven’s Notebook. FULL SERVICE: Six days a week with breaking news alerts Really passionate about your water news?  Sign up for full service and you will receive a daily […]

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QUESTION: Delta Stewardship Council endorses Delta Plan amendment on conveyance, storage, and operations, but what does that mean?

What is the effect of the amendment on the California Water Fix project? Randy Fiorini and Osha Meserve weigh in This is the first of an occasional feature here on Maven’s Notebook where I will ask a really wonky question about California water and ask people to weigh in.  This month’s question is regarding the recent Delta Plan amendment endorsed […]

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Broad group of farmers express concerns over State Water Board’s approach to flows

The State Water Board should focus on functional flows, not unimpaired flows, they say In a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board, a broad group of Central Valley farmers have expressed concerns over the Board’s use of unimpaired flows in the proposals for phase 1 and 2 of the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan. The State Water […]

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CALIFORNIA WEATHER BLOG: Potentially dangerous flood event this week across wide swath of Northern California

From Daniel Swain at the California Weather Blog: “On the heels of a strong, damaging, and deadly Southern California storm on Friday, a new and powerful storm is bearing down upon Northern California. A deepening low pressure system just off the California coast will drag an extremely moist plume of subtropical moisture over the northern half of the state, bringing […]

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State Water Board to consider climate change resolution at upcoming meeting

The State Water Resources Control Board is set to consider adopting a resolution at their February 22nd board meeting that will further incorporate climate change considerations into water board actions. The State Water Board adopted a similar resolution in 2007 outlining the actions staff should take to respond to climate change and support the implementation of the state’s 2006 landmark […]

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Reconciliation ecology could end California’s water wars

Projects in the Sacramento Valley demonstrate the success of collaboration for the benefit of species This article first appeared in the Central Valley Business Times and is republished here with permission.  Written by Eric Miller, CVBT Correspondent. A careful foot can step anywhere, the Chinese proverb goes, so long as the foot moves in a direction that is good. But […]

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CAL WATER FIX: DWR files Incidental Take Permit application; State Water Board issues ruling on multiple objections to submitted testimony

Department of Water Resources files Incidental Take Permit Application for California Water Fix From the California Water Fix website: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has submitted an incidental intake application for California WaterFix to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) in compliance with the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). Consistent with the federal Endangered Species Act process […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Delta legislators voice their ‘strong opposition’ to State Water Board; hearing materials posted

A group of twelve Delta representatives led by Senator Lois Wolk has filed a letter with the State Water Resources Control Board voicing their “strong opposition” to the California Water Fix project. The State Water Resources Control Board is currently in the midst of a hearing to determine whether the Board should approve a joint petition filed by the California […]

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