DAILY DIGEST: Does California’s environment deserve its own water right?; Deadline is Friday to appeal state’s assessment of Prop 1 water storage proposals; DWR: Work on emergency spillway nearing completion; Utility dodges suit over California dam, tunnel system; and more …

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In California water news today, Does California’s environment deserve its own water right?; Deadline is Friday to appeal state’s assessment of Prop 1 water storage proposals; DWR: Work on emergency spillway nearing completion; DWR: Crews will be ready to work on Oroville main spillway on May 1st; Utility dodges suit over California dam, tunnel system; Alarming dry conditions in California […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR, San Bernardino area agencies commemorate completion of State Water Project’s East Branch Extension; Wildlife Conservation Board funds environmental improvement and acquisition projects; Interior announces 2017 drone report

DWR, Local Agencies Commemorate Completion of State Water Project’s East Branch Extension From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and local partners today commemorated the completion of a project to extend the State Water Project’s East Branch Aqueduct to bring additional supplies to communities in eastern San Bernardino County. The East Branch Extension was […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Tunnels hearing lunges forward; California water agency told to speed up spending of Prop 1 storage funds; San Joaquin water users, cut off during drought, win round in court; DWR still expects feds to pay bulk of Oroville Dam spillway repairs; and more …

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In California water news today, Tunnels hearing lunges forward; California water agency gets scolded: Speed up spending billions on new reservoirs; California Water Commission blasted for sitting on dam funds; Anti-dam activists rally in Sacramento to show opposition to NID’s Centennial Reservoir; San Joaquin water users, cut off during drought, win round in court; DWR still expects feds to pay […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Restore the Delta: State Water Board fails to conduct impartial and fair hearings regarding Cal WaterFix; Byron Bethany Irrigation District: Landmark Court ruling strengthens senior water rights

Restore the Delta: State Water Resources Control Board Fails To Conduct Impartial And Fair Hearings Regarding California WaterFix From Restore the Delta: Today, the State Water Resources Control Board issued a ruling that restarts California WaterFix hearings despite a change in the project for the proposed Delta tunnels (link to ruling to here).  Recent motions to stay the hearing included […]

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THIS JUST IN … State Water Board hearing officers decide to proceed with Part 2 of the Cal Water Fix hearing

Hearing will resume tomorrow at 9:30 From the State Water Resources Control Board: “This ruling addresses the outstanding motions to stay this proceeding until Petitioners announce a decision as to whether they intend to implement the WaterFix Project in stages and, if so, release a final supplement to the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project and any other necessary […]

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DAILY DIGEST: California, drying out again, weighs permanent ban on wasting water; Valley farmers told to expect little water; CA winter now third driest on record; Tracking salmon migration through music; and more …

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In California water news today, California, drying out again, weighs permanent ban on wasting water; Drought threat looms over water allocations, farmers told to expect little water; California winter now third driest on record; Nestle takes issue with state report on San Bernardino Mountain water extraction; California aims to get past the yuck factor of recycled water; Antelope Valley lawmakers […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation announces initial water supply allocation for the Central Valley Project

20% allocation for South of Delta ag contractors; 30% for Friant Class 1 From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the initial 2018 water supply allocation for many Central Valley Project contractors. This allocation is based on a conservative estimate of the amount of water that will be available for delivery to CVP water users and […]

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DAILY DIGEST: California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters; Judge orders a new look at water transfer program; Many of north valley dams deemed high hazard; California finally gets a winter as snow, freezing temperatures move in; and more …

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In California water news today, California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters; Judge orders a new look at water transfer program; Many of north valley dams deemed high hazard; California finally gets a winter as snow, freezing temperatures move in; Farmers, fish advocates, team up to save the salmon; As fire risk explodes across the West, an Oregon city finds […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: AquAlliance: Courts say 10-year water transfer program failed analysis and disclosure; Draft progress report on AB 1755 implementation now available; OC Agencies set world record for most wastewater recycled into drinking water in 24 hrs

AquAlliance: Significant Legal Win for North State: 10-Year Water Transfer Program Failed Analysis and Disclosure From AquAlliance: The federal district court in Fresno issued a strong order yesterday supporting many of the claims made by AquAlliance and co-plaintiff partners. The lawsuit was filed in May 2015 against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority […]

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DAILY DIGEST, President’s Day edition: State to ban wasteful uses of water, but it won’t actually save that much; Snow, record cold to plunge southward through Western US; Low snow shuts down Eastern Sierra winter recreation zone; Orange County sets Guinness record for recycled water; and more …

Happy Presidents Day! I hope your holiday is an enjoyable one … In California water news today, State to ban wasteful uses of water, but it won’t actually save that much; Snow, record cold to plunge southward through Western US; Low snow shuts down Eastern Sierra winter recreation zone; Marin foundation gives $195,000 for San Rafael marsh project; Public Water […]

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