DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Oroville Dam: A tour of two spillways, phase two; All wildfires are not alike, but the US is fighting them that way; Andrew Wheeler, EPA: “I’ve always considered myself an environmentalist”; Reverberations continue across Valley over Bay Delta Plan; and more …

In California water news this weekend, Oroville Dam: A tour of two spillways, phase two; Next battle in the water wars begins; California voters almost always says yes to bonds, but don’t always understand the trade-offs; All wildfires are not alike, but the US is fighting them that way; Drought and extreme heat fuel wildfires across the West; Andrew Wheeler, […]

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DAILY DIGEST: The Valley floor is sinking, affecting ability to deliver water; Regulators turn to coalition for solutions to salt and nitrates in Valley groundwater; Bills proposed to amend ESA; House Democrats want to keep Interior official from working with former clients; and more …

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In California water news today, The Valley floor is sinking, and it’s crippling California’s ability to deliver water; Vexed by Salt And Nitrates In Central Valley Groundwater, Regulators Turn To Unusual Coalition For Solutions; How communities are turning stormwater from a liability to an asset; Radio show: Storm brewing over the future of Mono Lake and LA’s diversions; Western lawmakers […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: House passes bill to support critical water infrastructure for tribes, local communities; Grijalva: Republicans still scamming the public on Endangered Species Act; Weekly water and climate report

From the House Committee on Natural Resources: Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3281, the Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act. Introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), this bipartisan bill establishes a voluntary, streamlined process for local utilities, states or tribes to pursue title transfers. “Our communities can’t flourish without access to water. That’s why this […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Where will extra water in Sacramento river come from?; San Joaquin Valley rallies to fight state water plan; Save cliff-side homes or public beaches from rising seas?; The patch of water that can predict Southwest drought; and more …

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In California water news today, Where would extra water in the Sacramento River come from?; Oakdale: Area rallies against state’s ‘water grab’; Modesto councilman rallying support to contribute in the effort to fight state water plan; California will face a terrible choice: Save cliff-side homes or public beaches from rising seas; California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early; Lawmakers […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Metropolitan Water District again approves Delta tunnel funding; Bay-Delta plan would reduce water diversions more in the north than in the south; Opponents sue to nix ballot measure to split California in three; and more …

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In California water news today, Metropolitan Water District again approves Delta tunnel funding; Bay-Delta plan would reduce water diversions more in the north than in the south; Opponents sue to nix ballot measure to split California in three; A decade of fracking research: What have we learned?; Nonprofit files plan to remove four Klamath River dams; Community takes control of […]

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REACTIONS: Delta Counties Coalition, Food & Water Watch react to Metropolitan Delta tunnels re-vote *UPDATED with Restore the Delta response*; ACWA and Golden Gate Salmon Assn comment on State Water Board’s proposal for increasing flows

Yesterday, the Metropolitan Water District voted once again to support construction of the full California Water Fix project, amongst allegations of Brown Act violations and backroom deals.  Here are reactions I’ve received so far: From the Delta Counties Coalition: The Delta Counties Coalition (DCC) issued the following statement in response to Metropolitan Water District’s vote to finance the State of […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State Water Board adopts effort to improve access to data on State’s water quality; Central Delta Corridor Conservation Strategy design workshop scheduled; California provides scientific guidance for restoring coastal areas impacted by power plants

State Water Board Adopts Effort to Improve Access to Data on State’s Water Quality State Water Board Adopts Open Data Resolution Commits to Improved Access to Water Data that Informs Regulatory and Operational Decisions on the Future of Water in California From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board adopted a resolution today on open […]

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THIS JUST IN … Metropolitan Board agrees to fund two-tunnel California Water Fix (again)

Board authorizes $10.8 billion for project to modernize state water delivery system From the Metropolitan Water District: The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted today to provide the additional financing needed for the full construction of the California WaterFix project to modernize the state’s badly outdated and increasingly vulnerable water delivery system. The board […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Appeals court rejects effort to tear down Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir; On the Yuba River, climate change means its time for a dam makeover; Feds want to remove millions of dead and dying trees from California’s forests; and more …

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In California water news today, Appeals court rejects effort to tear down Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir; On the Yuba River, climate change means its time for a dam makeover; Feds want to remove millions of dead and dying trees from California’s forests; The drought ended, so why is California’s fire season getting worse?; Orcas of the Pacific Northwest are starving […]

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DAILY DIGEST: How much water do coho salmon need? Researchers find surprising answer; A beach behind lock and key is turning into a fight over social justice; San Francisco to expand incentives for recycled non-potable use; and more …

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In California water news today, How much water do coho salmon need? Researchers find surprising answer; A beach behind lock and key is turning into a fight over social justice in California; San Francisco to expand incentives for recycled non-potable use in smaller buildings, breweries; Cal Am desal project in ‘home stretch’ at CPUC; Ventura moves to increase and diversify […]

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