DAILY DIGEST: Water Blueprint proposes parallel waterway for the sinking Friant-Kern Canal; Judge rejects effort to move Shasta Dam lawsuit to Fresno; State appeals FEMA spillways reimbursement; Kern County Spill Continues to Grow; A ‘Grand Bargain’ for the Colorado River?; and more …

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In California water news today, Water Blueprint proposes parallel waterway for the sinking Friant-Kern Canal; Judge rejects effort to move Shasta Dam lawsuit to Fresno; State appeals FEMA spillways reimbursement; As Chevron Gets Ready to Appeal State Order, Kern County Spill Continues to Grow; Firefighters Lose Critical Tool to Battle Rise in Homeless Fires; U.S. wells are pumping up groundwater […]

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THIS JUST IN … CalOES Submits Oroville Spillways Reimbursement Appeal on Behalf of DWR

From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) was notified today that the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) submitted DWR’s Oroville spillways reimbursement appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In March 2019, FEMA notified DWR that it does not consider some spillway reconstruction work to be eligible for reimbursement based on information DWR […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Green water could help California’s farming woes; Groundwater depletion may cause domestic wells to dry out; Kamala Harris proposes bill to invest in safe drinking water; The legacy of the blob; Five most fascinating L.A. dams; and more …

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In California water news today, Green water could help California’s farming woes; Groundwater Depletion May Cause Domestic Wells to Dry Out; Kamala Harris proposes bill to invest in safe drinking water; Trump administration plan to slow Western wildfires would clear strips of land; The Legacy of the Blob; Premium’s Owens Gorge application deemed deficient; Five Most Fascinating L.A. Dams, Where […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: New Yolo Bypass fish passage project approved; Attorney General Becerra weighs in on groundwater and the Clean Water Act; EPA receives 51 requests for WIFIA funding; Trump Administration agrees to revisit ocean salmon fishing impact on orcas

New Yolo Bypass Fish Passage Project Approved: Migration Corridor to Protect Endangered Fish From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has secured final state and federal approval for a project that will expand a migration corridor for fish to the Yolo Bypass, the Sacramento Valley’s main floodplain. The project is part of the largest floodplain […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Chevron says attempt to seal off well may have triggered big Kern County oil spill; Justice Department urges reversal of ruling on Agua Caliente water-rights case; New Yolo Bypass fish passage project approved; Lake Tahoe full; McMullin Area GSP; and more …

In California water news this weekend, Chevron says attempt to seal off well may have triggered big Kern County oil spill; Justice Department urges reversal of ruling on Agua Caliente water-rights case; New Yolo Bypass fish passage project approved; San Francisco State team tests surprising new tools for slowing climate change; Is PFAS the next asbestos? Probably not, lawyers say, […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Nature: the next big thing in climate adaptation technology?; Parents concerned drinking water contaminant caused kids’ cancer; Lawmakers to call for hearings into Chevron oil spill; ‘Salmon -Safe’ beer, Pacific Coast Highway treasures, and more …

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In California water news today, Nature: the next big thing in climate adaptation technology?; After at least 7 children diagnosed with cancer, parents eye chemical in city’s water; Key State Lawmakers to Call for Hearings Into Chevron Oil Spill; San Diego’s Water Portfolio Approach ‘Model for California’; Drinking responsibly could now mean drinking ‘Salmon-Safe’ beer; Trump’s USDA buried sweeping climate […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Biops may foil Trump’s plan to boost water deliveries; Dozens of enviro groups want to contribute to Newsom’s water portfolio plan; How a big farm guards its delicate ecosystem; Monterey: Cal Am cleared to break ground on desal plant; Water in Trona area is now safe to drink; and more …

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In California water news today, Salmon study may foil Trump’s plan to boost water deliveries to Central Valley farms; Dozens of Environmental Groups Want to Contribute to Newsom’s Water Portfolio Plan; Unclear how landscape contractors will approach their work in California, now drought has ended; How a Big Farm Guards its Delicate Ecosystem; Western farmland continues to disappear; Bill Would […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Study: Value of Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley restoration could reach $100 billion or more; EPA announces $218 million water infrastructure loan to Silicon Valley Clean Water; U.S. EPA requires U.S. Lubricants Inc. to protect Los Angeles waterways from oil spills

Study: Value of Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley Restoration Could Reach $100 Billion or More From Restore Hetch Hetchy: The recreational value of restoring Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley could reach $178 million per year, according to a new independent report from ECONorthwest, including: $62 million in visitor spending inside Yosemite National Park, $65 million in spending outside the park, and $51 […]

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THIS JUST IN … DWR Approves Nine Alternatives to Groundwater Sustainability Plans

From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced approval of nine alternatives to groundwater sustainability plans (GSPs) submitted by water agencies to meet requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). SGMA requires local agencies throughout the state to sustainably manage groundwater basins. Basins ranked as medium- or high-priority are required to develop GSPs […]

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DAILY DIGEST: SGMA sharpens focus on conjunctive use; Don’t say retreat when talking about sea rise in CA; State’s 2019-2020 budget has millions for water projects; Mammoth Mountain slopes to close July 28; Is Memphis the next California for farming?; and more …

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In California water news today, SGMA sharpens focus on conjunctive use; Don’t say retreat when talking about sea rise in California; California’s 2019-2020 budget has millions for water projects; Photos: Major Crude Spill at Chevron Well Site in Kern County; Once hoping for skiing into August, Mammoth Mountain slopes to close July 28; New technology could help salmon swim over […]

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