THIS JUST IN … ASDSO and USSD comments on current state of Oroville Spillway incident investigation

From the Association of State Dam Officials and United States Society on Dams: The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) and the United States Society on Dams (USSD) are nationally and internationally recognized organizations consisting of dam engineering professionals who are committed to advancing the profession of dam engineering and dam safety. On behalf of the U.S. and international […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Delta Stewardship Council holds hearing on draft Delta Plan amendment on conveyance, storage; Delta residents leave DSC meeting unable to speak; Repairs begin on damaged Oroville Dam spillway with little room for error; and more …

In California water news today, Delta Stewardship Council holds hearing on draft Delta Plan amendment on conveyance, storage; Delta residents leave DSC meeting unable to speak; Repairs Begin On Damaged Oroville Dam Spillway with little room for error; Reclamation courts private investment; and more … In the news today … Delta Stewardship Council holds hearing on draft Delta Plan amendment […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Wildlife Conservation Board funds environmental improvement and acquisition projects; California and Oregon governors request salmon disaster assistance; Weekly water and climate report

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: At its May 25 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $11.5 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 11 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Where have all the salmon gone? State Committee discusses the impact of low runs; Oroville Dam spillway bottom being demolished for replacement; How one water agency thrived during the drought; and more …

In California water news today, Where have all the salmon gone? State Committee discusses the impact of low runs; Oroville Dam spillway bottom being demolished for replacement; Reconstruction begins at Oroville.  Will it be different this time?; Column: Duarte hopes Trump’s order will ease harrowing experience against feds in court; How one water agency thrived during California’s drought; Governor Brown […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Part 1 Rebuttal of CA Water Fix hearing at State Water Board concludes; Delta Cross Channel gates remain closed through Memorial Day; Feinstein to Zinke: Don’t let Cadiz destroy pristine desert

Part 1 Rebuttal of California Water Fix hearing at State Water Board concludes From the State Water Board’s CA Water Fix Hearing Team: Today we concluded Part 1 rebuttal and are cancelling hearing days until sur-rebuttal starts.  Sur-rebuttal testimony and exhibits are due 12 noon, June 9, 2017 and the hearing will resume at 9:30 AM on June 15, 2017. […]

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DAILY DIGEST: DWR: Spillway construction ahead of schedule; State may stretch drought-relief funding; Decimated by drought, salmon fishing teeters on the brink; Western U.S. snowpack could decline 60% by 2040; Trump budget proposes 31% cut to EPA; and more …

In California water news today, DWR: Spillway construction ahead of schedule; State may stretch drought-relief funding; Decimated by drought, salmon fishing teeters on the brink in California; Market and water trends increase cotton acreage; Study: Western U.S. snowpack could decline 60% by 2040; Sea level rise accelerating nearly 3x faster than during 20th century; EPA remains top target with Trump administration […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Despite a wet year, some California wildlife areas miss out on water; The myth of the desert metropolis: Los Angeles was not built in a desert but are we making it one?; Farmer faces $2.8 million fine for plowing field; and more …

In California water news today, Despite a wet year, some California wildlife areas miss out on water; The myth of the desert metropolis: Los Angeles was not built in a desert but are we making it one?; Farmer faces $2.8 million fine for plowing field; Drought erased 25 cubic miles of Central Valley groundwater; California’s ‘iconic’ native fish facing extinction, […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Senate Chair of Natural Resources and Water hopes to enact creative approaches to water scarcity; Is ‘potential Oroville waiting to happen’ at other spillways?; Modesto, Turlock irrigation boards will meet together on Tuolumne River flow issues; and more …

In California water news today, Senate Chair of Natural Resources and Water hopes to enact creative approaches to water scarcity; Is ‘potential Oroville waiting to happen’ at other spillways?; New state mercury limits based on higher exposure; Modesto, Turlock irrigation boards will meet together on Tuolumne River flow issues; New Silicon Valley flood project at risk because of red tape, […]

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Fish Restoration Program Update: Prospect Island Tidal Habitat Restoration Project, Real estate acquisition, Regional salinity monitoring, and Restoration RFP

From the Department of Water Resources and the Department of Fish and Wildlife: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Fish Restoration Program (FRP) addresses specific habitat restoration requirements of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) biological opinions (Biological Opinions) for State Water Project (SWP) […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: New Sonoma County groundwater agencies plan first meetings, public hearings; LADWP honored as leading water utility in the world at 2017 Global Water Summit; Western Municipal Water District and the City of Riverside strike historic water deal

Sonoma County: New Groundwater Agencies Plan First Meetings, Public Hearings From the Sonoma County Water Agency: Public hearings are scheduled to consider designating three local agencies to be responsible for ensuring groundwater is available now and into the future. The hearings will be held on June 1 for the Santa Rosa Plain basin; June 8 for the Sonoma Valley basin; […]

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