DAILY DIGEST: Stormy pattern to resume along the West Coast this weekend; Westlands Water District settlement left in limbo; New star of San Francisco’s water system: Calaveras Dam touted as model of safety, efficiency; and more …

In California water news today, Stormy pattern to resume along the West Coast this weekend; Westlands Water District settlement left in limbo; San Francisco moves to ready the Embarcadero for earthquakes, sea level rise; New star of San Francisco’s water system: Calaveras Dam touted as model of safety, efficiency; To stave off seawater intrusion, Monterey County supervisors support a moratorium […]

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DAILY DIGEST, Thanksgiving Day edition: The Sierra ‘snow line’ seems to be moving uphill – rapidly; Salmon hatchery partnership corrects wayward fall Chinook run; Southland tops north valley in water savings; ACWA Board of Directors votes to support water bonds; and more …

Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to pause and be grateful for the things that matter.  So on this day of gratitude, I give thanks for you, my valued readers, and for my donors and sponsors who make continued operation of my websites possible. Wishing you and yours a warm and wonderful […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Groundwater recharge brings opportunities, complications; Are wet winters or drought worse for California fires?; California wants permanent crackdown on water waste; LA River: Conflict ahead as water capture, restoration plans converge; and more …

In California water news today, Groundwater recharge brings opportunities, complications; Are wet winters or drought worse for California fires?; California wants permanent crackdown on water waste; New study catches on to fish in fields; How climate change will mess with water recharge in the Western US; The ‘Nest for Water’ wants you to pay $799 now to help cut down […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Monterey County water agency officials call for rapid response to worsening Salinas Valley seawater intrusion; Danger endures in Wine County as fight shifts from fires to mudslides; Why the Central Valley must invest in flood protection; and more …

In California water news today, Monterey County water agency officials call for rapid response to worsening Salinas Valley seawater intrusion; Danger endures in Wine County as fight shifts from fires to mudslides; Research becomes reality in study of fire impact on Sonoma water resources; How have drought, climate change impacted beloved sequoias? New study finds out; and more … On […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: CDFW Awards $1.3 Million for Restoration in Watersheds Impacted by Cannabis Cultivation; Reclamation District No. 2028 Finds Bacon Island Levee Rehabilitation Project is Consistent with Delta Plan

CDFW Awards $1.3 Million for Restoration in Watersheds Impacted by Cannabis Cultivation From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of four projects to receive funding for habitat restoration projects within California’s Northern Coastal watersheds most impacted by unregulated cannabis cultivation. The awards, totaling $1.3 million, were made under […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Measures to boost salmon are working, but some fear they could backfire; Release of juvenile salmon jump-starts Russian River; Huntington Beach desalination plant challenged in court; Can the private sector save America’s aging water systems?

In California water news today, Measures to boost salmon are working, but some fear they could backfire; Release of juvenile salmon jump-starts Russian River; Huntington Beach desalination plant challenged in court; Can the private sector save America’s aging water systems? On the calendar today … The Delta Conservancy will hold a board meeting from 9am to 1pm.  The agenda includes […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Governor Brown announces regional water board appointments

From the Office of the Governor: On Friday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: Bruce Delgado, 55, of Marina, has been reappointed to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, where he has served since 2011. Delgado has been mayor of the City of Marina since 2008 and a botanist for the U.S. Department of the […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: How Silicon Valley Industry polluted the Sylvan California dream; Fish friendly measures steer Central Valley salmon run near record; Storm onslaught to resume in Pacific Northwest; EPA, Army propose two-year delay of WOTUS; and more …

In California water news this weekend, How Silicon Valley Industry polluted the Sylvan California dream; Fish friendly measures steer Central Valley salmon run near record; Chinook salmon returns on Mokelumne River continue record streak; Sacramento Valley salmon recovery program hits its stride; Climate change threatens giant sequoias; Storm onslaught to resume in Pacific Northwest; What is Legionnaire’s disease and who’s […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Atmospheric river brings rain to the Bay Area, snow to the Sierra; Strong salmon returns for some NorCal rivers; Brenda Burman confirmed to lead the Bureau of Reclamation; Climate change: Jerry Brown says he’s talked enough, wants to ‘get something done’; and more …

In California water news today, Atmospheric river brings rain to the Bay Area, snow to the Sierra; Mokelumne River fall run salmon approach record high: Feather River, Nimbus hatcheries report strong fall-run returns; Salmon population booms on the Mokelumne River as restoration efforts pay off; Brenda Burman confirmed as first woman to lead the Bureau of Reclamation; Aubrey Bettencourt to […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Trump’s environmental rollbacks hit California hard, despite Sacramento’s resistance; Felicia Marcus on ‘Intentional water management’; Timeline: The long history of California’s Delta tunnels plan; The future of Indian water rights in an age of uncertainty; and more …

In California water news today, Trump’s environmental rollbacks hit California hard, despite Sacramento’s resistance; Felicia Marcus: Intentional water management & long-term funding needed to address worsening climate change challenges; Timeline: The long history of California’s Delta tunnels plan; What’s an atmospheric river and why do we get these supercharged storms?; AP Explains: Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague; Shifting […]

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