DAILY DIGEST: Can salmon eat their way out of climate change?; California officials urged to move faster on sea-level rise; Precipitation above normal in Southern California and adding up in the north; Can Calif.’s smart grid double as wildfire defense?; and more …

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In California water news today, Can salmon eat their way out of climate change?; California officials urged to move faster on sea-level rise; Precipitation above normal in Southern California and adding up in the north; Can Calif.’s smart grid double as wildfire defense?; Water cutbacks set to begin under deal designed to ‘buy down risk’ on Colorado River; Found water: […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: LAO Report: Preparing for rising seas: How the state can help support local coastal adaptation efforts; CDFW awards $11.35 million for greenhouse gas reduction grant projects; Metropolitan to help fund San Diego’s Pure Water recycling facility

LAO Report: Preparing for rising seas: How the state can help support local coastal adaptation efforts From the Legislative Analyst’s Office: In recent years, California has taken steps to limit the effects of climate change by enacting policies and programs to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. While these efforts—if combined with similar global initiatives—ultimately may constrain the total amount of […]

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DAILY DIGEST: State says damaged Shasta County dam not an emergency; Voluntary agreements remain viable for California water; California threats jump from fires to floods as wet season hits; Seismic upgrades move forward at B.F. Sisk Dam; and more …

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In California water news today, State says damaged Shasta County dam not an emergency; Voluntary agreements remain viable for California water; California threats jump from fires to floods as wet season hits; Seismic upgrades move forward at B.F. Sisk Dam; Why Calif. will let rising seas ‘knock out’ this building; Record-setting 75-foot-tall wave recorded off California coast; Trump orders toilet […]

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GROUNDWATER RECHARGE: Free webinar to highlight new streamlined permitting process; ACWA’s groundwater replenishment framework

Free ACWA webinar to highlight new state water board streamlined groundwater permit In November the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Rights announced a new permitting process that provides a streamlined approval approach for diverting and capturing water from high flow events for the purposes of recharging groundwater basins. The streamlined process is intended to directly assist Groundwater Sustainability Agencies […]

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DAILY DIGEST: A firehose of paperwork is pointed at state water officials; Amid the wasteland of the Salton Sea, an oasis is born; Fish and Game Commission to discuss Delta fishery management plan Dec 11; Fires, floods and free parking: CA’s unending fight against climate change; and more …

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In California water news today, Groundwater: A firehose of paperwork is pointed at state water officials; Amid the wasteland of the Salton Sea, a miraculous but challenging oasis is born; CA Fish and Game Commission will discuss Delta fishery management plan on December 11; State of the Estuary: Speakers discuss issues facing Estuary wildlife and their wetland habitats, as well […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: How Bay Area water agencies delivered reliable water service during power shutoffs; DWR awards $24.2 million for desalination projects; IID seeks resolution over mitigation water delivered to Salton Sea in 2010

How Bay Area water agencies delivered reliable water service during power shutoffs From the Contra Costa Water District: Last week, the Bay Area experienced the first significant rain of this winter, signaling an end to the 2019 wildfire season – and likely for accompanying public safety power shutoffs (PSPS). Under Pacific Gas & Electric’s pre-emptive power shutoffs, many people and […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Some farmers sell off fields ahead of groundwater law; Friant-Kern Canal is getting a lot of bipartisan love – but no money so far; Pattern change to bring drier trend through mid-December; Trump takes aim at trickle-down toilets, faucets; and more …

In California water news this weekend, ‘It would mean total annihilation’ – some farmers sell off fields ahead of groundwater law; Friant-Kern Canal is getting a lot of bipartisan love – but no money so far; Pattern change to bring drier trend to most of California through mid-December; Has recent rain made a dent in the California drought?; Water management […]

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DAILY DIGEST: CA urged to rethink 40 years of ‘piecemeal’ freshwater protections; Flows and ecosystem function dominate Delta Plan amendment; The lowdown on CA’s levees as another atmospheric river approaches; and more …

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In California water news today, California urged to rethink 40 years of ‘piecemeal’ freshwater protections; Flows and ecosystem function dominate Delta Plan amendment; The lowdown on California’s levees as another atmospheric river approaches; Western US braces for another round of heavy downpours, mountain snow; Citizens committee files to stop dam re-licensing, says DWR is untrustworthy; Central Valley Water Board approves […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: PPIC Report: A path forward for California’s freshwater ecosystems; Reclamation, DWR move forward with seismic upgrades at B.F. Sisk Dam; Reclamation seeks public comment on the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline Project

PPIC Report: A path forward for California’s freshwater ecosystems From the PPIC: Californians rely on freshwater ecosystems for many things: water supply, hydropower, recreation, fisheries, flood risk reduction, biodiversity, and more. These ecosystems—and the social, economic and environmental benefits they provide—are part of the state’s natural infrastructure. But they are changing in undesirable ways in response to water and land use, […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Securing SoCal water to benefit NorCal salmon; Study: Atmospheric rivers cause $1B in damage per year; Storm parade to continue Friday into weekend; Feds sue LADWP, saying utility’s equipment caused the Creek fire; River management on a changing planet; and more …

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In California water news today, Securing SoCal water to benefit NorCal salmon; Atmospheric rivers cause $1 billion in damage a year, study shows, and are getting worse; California storm parade continues Friday with more rain, feet of sierra snow through the weekend; U.S. government sues the LADWP, saying utility’s equipment caused the Creek fire; California must act now to prepare […]

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