DAILY DIGEST: Atmospheric river boosted CA snowpack well above average by mid-January; Implementing groundwater regulations in Kern County; Departing Nevada state engineer approves controversial water market near Eureka; ‘The United States won’t let Lake Mead crash’; and more …

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In California water news today, Atmospheric river boosted California snowpack well above average by mid-January; Implementing groundwater regulations in Kern County; Departing Nevada state engineer approves controversial water market near Eureka; ‘The United States won’t let Lake Mead crash’; and more … On the calendar today … The State Water Board meets at 9:30am.  Agenda items include consideration of adoption […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: AQUAOSO™ Launches Free Digital Water Map for California; Shutdown Prompts Requests to Extend Comment Deadline for Proposed Changes to FOIA Regulations; Reps. Huffman & Napolitano Release GAO Report on the Benefits of Water Reuse Projects

AQUAOSO™ Launches Free Digital Water Map for California AQUAOSO™ Technologies, PBC, a Public Benefit Corporation and a leader in water risk management with massive water data and expertise on California’s water supply, officially launched a free digital water map of California water districts, GSAs and groundwater basin priority levels. The free digital water map is a joint effort between AQUAOSO […]

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DAILY DIGEST, Martin Luther King Day edition: Sen. Feinstein drops support for WIIN Act; Teenage diver finds tons of golf balls rotting off California coast; Federal shutdown impacting Eel River salmon; Could Lake Powell become a ‘dead pool’? ; and more …

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.  –Martin Luther King, Jr. In California water news today, Senator Dianne Feinstein drops support for WIIN Act; Teenage Diver Finds Tons of Golf Balls Rotting Off California Coast; Federal shutdown impacting Eel River […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Harder praises Trump, Denham for work to keep water for farmers; CA lawmakers seek funding for the polluted New River; New reservoir rules leave 2B more gallons of water in Lake Mendocino; Drought legislation takes shape in Arizona; and more …

In California water news this weekend, Strange bedfellows: Harder praises Trump, Denham for work to keep water for farmers; ‘A crisis of sewage’: California lawmakers seek funding for the polluted New River; Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations leave 2 billion gallons more water in Lake Mendocino after rains; Snow and wind expected in Tahoe on Sunday – avalanche warning issued for […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Shasta Dam raising project runs into legal, congressional roadblocks; Feds rush Whittier Narrows Dam fix; Cities prepare for king tides; Arizona House Democrats want drought plan to mandate conservation; and more …

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In California water news today, Shasta Dam raising project runs into legal, congressional roadblocks; Feds rush Whittier Narrows Dam fix to prevent breach that would flood 1M residents from Pico Rivera to Long Beach; Coastal flooding likely with weekend’s high tides; cities prep with sandbags; ‘Atmospheric river’ moves out of Sacramento, state after putting dent in state’s drought conditions; Arizona […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Bureau of Reclamation names Ernest A. Conant Mid-Pacific Regional Director; Your input invited: Delta Plan Five-Year Review Survey; Water and climate update: Blizzard conditions, heavy rain, and mudslides impact California

Bureau of Reclamation names Ernest A. Conant Mid-Pacific Regional Director Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman today named Ernest A. Conant director of the Mid-Pacific Region. Conant has nearly 40 years of water law experience and previously served as senior partner of Young Wooldridge, LLP. “Ernest has been at the forefront of California water for nearly four decades, advocating for […]

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THIS JUST IN … Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association Leads Suit Against CA Dept. of Water Resources to Protect Delta Flows

Suit charges water grab potentially calamitous to native salmon and other fisheries From the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association: Yesterday a coalition of environmental, fishing, and Native American groups led by the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association (PCFFA) filed suit against the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to overturn its latest attempt to press former Governor Jerry […]

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DAILY DIGEST: What’s next after voters spurn bond to fix sinking Friant-Kern Canal; Work begins on $1.5B Shasta Dam raising; SGMA expected to further dampen once-hot market for Kern County farmland; Arizona lawmakers get first look at drought contingency plan; and more …

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In California water news today, What’s Next After Voters Spurn Bond to Fix Sinking Friant-Kern Canal; Work begins on $1.5 billion Shasta Dam raising; California’s favorite snow surveyor retires; Delta restoration project moves ahead; Super blood wolf moon, king tides, high surf in forecast; Groundwater pumping restrictions expected to further dampen once-hot market for Kern County farmland; Arizona lawmakers get […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Storms to dump up to seven feet of snow; El Nino, a no-show so far; Idled farmland presents habitat restoration opportunities in San Joaquin Valley; Hangover from 2018 drought likely to deplete Colorado River spring runoff; and more …

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In California water news today, California storms to dump up to seven feet of snow, force evacuations; One Of The World’s Largest Rivers Is Floating Above California. It’s Bringing Rain, Possible Flooding And A Blizzard Warning; El Nino, a no-show so far, losing steam; Idled farmland presents habitat restoration opportunities in San Joaquin Desert; USDA invests $449M in California Water […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Lawsuit launched over Trump administration failure to protect 9 at-risk species; CDFW releases guidance document for Delta conservation planning

Lawsuit Launched Over Trump Administration Failure to Protect 9 At-risk Species Protection Wrongfully Delayed for Longfin smelt, Sierra Nevada Red Fox, and others From the Center for Biological Diversity: The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to protect nine imperiled species under the Endangered Species Act, including the San […]

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