DAILY DIGEST: Despite Trump promise and a wet winter, CA farmers don’t get full water supply; Experts: Oroville spillway continues to pose ‘very significant risk’; Flood control trumps tunnels; West Coast to face more rain, snow until end of March; and more …

In California water news today, Despite Trump promise and a wet winter, California farmers don’t get full water supply; San Joaquin growers get 65% of requested CVP water; Oroville Dam: Evacuation warnings lifted for Butte County; Experts: Oroville spillway continues to pose ‘very significant risk’; California faces significant flood risk and funding shortfalls; Flood control trumps tunnels; Higher and higher: […]

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REACTIONS: Westlands, farm organizations react to Central Valley Project allocation of 65% to south-of-Delta ag

Yesterday, the Bureau of Reclamation released its long awaited Central Valley Project allocation for the upcoming growing season.  Generally speaking, all contractors are receiving full supplies with the exception of south-of-Delta M&I who will receive 90% and south-of-Delta agricultural contractors, who will receive 65%. With reservoirs brimming and rivers running high with record precipitation, many question why not full supplies.  […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: San Diego Civic and Business Leaders Call on MWD to ‘Stop the Spending!’; Final enviro docs for proposed reuse of oil field water in Kern-Tulare Water District; Metropolitan launches new retro design advertising campaign

San Diego Civic and Business Leaders Call on MWD to ‘Stop the Spending!’ San Diego County Board of Supervisors supports efforts to end uncontrolled spending as new study raises more questions about fiscal practices at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California From the San Diego County Water Authority: The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today unanimously adopted a […]

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MEDIA CALL: Bureau of Reclamation explains why the CVP allocation for south of Delta ag is only 65%

Reclamation officials say carryover storage is to blame, not endangered species regulations Earlier today, the Bureau of Reclamation issued an updated water allocation for the Central Valley Project.  Most are receiving full supplies, with the exception of south of Delta M&I, who are getting 90%, and south of Delta agriculture, whose allocation is only 65%.  This afternoon, the Bureau of […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation Announces the 2017 Water Supply Allocation for the Central Valley Project

100% to north of Delta and In-Delta contractors, farmers south of Delta get 65%, M&I gets 90% From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the 2017 water supply allocation for the remaining Central Valley Project contractors. On Feb. 28, 2017, Reclamation announced the water supply allocation for CVP contractors in the Friant Division (Millerton Reservoir), Eastside […]

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DAILY DIGEST: How changing marijuana laws may affect California’s water and wildlife; Groundwater agencies begin to take shape; How a 21st-century spillway compares to Oroville’s 1968 structure; Why is water sacred to Native Americans?; and more …

In California water news today, How changing marijuana laws may affect California’s water and wildlife; Groundwater agencies begin to take shape; Bigger walls, thicker concrete, more rebar: How a 21st-century spillway compares to Oroville’s 1968 structure; Lake Oroville inflows double in 24 hours; near 45k outflows; What this week’s storm systems mean for California’s flood system; California’s drought may be […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Natural Resources Agency announces awards for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program; Threatened green sturgeon rescued from Fremont Weir; Final sign-up deadline set for East Porterville homeowners

Natural Resources Agency Announces Awards for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program From the California Natural Resources Agency: The California Natural Resources Agency today announced $6.7 million in funding for 15 Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) projects statewide. EEM provides grants to local, state and federal governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations for projects to mitigate environmental impacts caused by […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Mayor Garcetti declares state of emergency for Owens Valley runoff; Juvenile salmon rescued from Oroville emergency now heading towards the ocean; Bill would expand protections for California’s rivers; and more …

In California water news today, LA mayor declares emergency on potential aqueduct flooding due to ‘historic’ winter storms; Mayor Garcetti declares state of emergency for Owens Valley runoff; Work progresses on Oroville Dam spillway; Juvenile salmon rescued from Oroville emergency now heading towards the ocean; Measures save young salmon after failure of Oroville Dam spillway; Bill would expand protections for […]

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DAILY DIGEST: River running high as DWR opens space in Lake Oroville; How hydroelectric power has roared back to life; CA kids would all be screened for lead if plan passes; and more …

In California water news today, River running high as DWR opens space in Lake Oroville; Oroville Dam: DWR says cost of crisis tops $100M; spillway gates reopened; How hydroelectric power has roared back to life in California; With $569 million in winter storm damage, Governor Jerry Brown asks Trump for more federal disaster help; California kids would all be screened […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Governor Brown requests presidential major disaster declaration for February; State Water Board reminds water right holders of April 1 reporting deadline; Sacramento River spawning habitat restoration underway

Governor Brown Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration Due to February Storms, Damage to Oroville Dam Spillway From the Office of the Governor: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to aid with repairs to the damaged Oroville Dam spillway and to bolster state and local recovery efforts following February storms that caused major flooding, levee […]

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