DAILY DIGEST: California gubernatorial candidates debate water, homeless challenges; Radio Show: The Bottom of the Well; No love for Tulare Lake storage project; EPA: Four things to watch as Pruitt heads to Capitol Hill; and more …

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In California water news today, California gubernatorial candidates debate water, homeless challenges; Radio Show: The Bottom of the Well; Spring rains buoy cattle ranchers’ outlook; Native knowledge: What Ecologists Are Learning from Indigenous People; EPA: Four things to watch as Pruitt heads to Capitol Hill; Former supervisor urges Siskiyou board to be prepared if Klamath dams are removed; Aquatic weed […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: New report reveals cost & water supply benefits of SoCal stormwater projects; Perris Dam retrofits completed to reduce seismic risks

New Report Reveals Cost & Water Supply Benefits of Southern California Stormwater Projects From the Southern California Water Coalition: Today the Southern California Water Coalition (SCWC) released a first of its kind whitepaper, Stormwater Capture: Enhancing Recharge and Direct Use Through Data Collection, assessing the cost and performance of current stormwater capture projects across the Southern California region – and […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Oroville Dam without DWR? It’s a possibility; Bill to abolish Delta Stewardship Council fails in Committee; Mountain Counties water agencies ask: Has the state gone too far?; Pruitt signs proposal limiting use of science in policymaking; and more …

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In California water news today, Oroville Dam without DWR? It’s a possibility; Assembly bill may take inspection authority away from DWR; Bill to abolish Delta Stewardship Council fails to pass Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee; Mountain Counties water agencies ask: Has the state gone too far?; Forest thinning can prevent fires, save water, study finds; Talks continue on bond […]

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THIS JUST IN … DWR Increases Water Supply Allocation to State Water Contractors to 30%

From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced a statewide increase in State Water Project (SWP) allocations for 2018. SWP contractors can now expect to receive 30 percent of their requests, up from the initial 15 percent allocation in December and the 20 percent announced in January. “Late precipitation and snow in March has […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Long road still ahead for Delta tunnels plan; Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forests; CA’s deadly 1862 flood likely to repeat within 50 years, study says; Temperance Flat project persisting; and more …

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In California water news today, Long road still ahead for California’s Delta tunnels plan; Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forests; California’s deadly 1862 flood likely to repeat within 50 years, study says; USGS quake monitors pick up vibrations at Oroville Dam construction site; Temperance Flat project persisting; Radio show: Water Commission Deals A Blow To Temperance Flat […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: New study advances the science of measuring crop water use in California’s Delta; Central Valley Water Board issues penalty to Kern County Grower for failing to acquire water quality permit

New Study Advances the Science of Measuring Crop Water Use in California’s Delta Application of this Research Will Improve Water Management From the Office of the Delta Watermaster, State Water Resources Control Board: A new study organized by state agencies points toward significant improvement in understanding and managing agricultural water use in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Measuring actual water use […]

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DAILY DIGEST: In the Fate of the Delta Smelt, Warnings of Conservation Gone Wrong; California struggles to handle water needs in drought and downpours; Report: Climate change is driving precipitation whiplash in 21st century; and more …

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In California water news today, In the Fate of the Delta Smelt, Warnings of Conservation Gone Wrong; California struggles to handle water needs in drought and downpours; Report: Climate change is driving precipitation whiplash in 21st century; California and climate change: Jerry Brown’s would-be successors make plans; Farming That Uses a Little Water … And a Whole Lot of Fish […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: State releases new benefit assessments of water storage proposals; Reclamation boosts CVP allocations to 100% in the north; 40% in the south; DWR prepares for rebuild phase 2; Pruitt and ‘secret science’; and more …

In California water news this weekend, State releases new benefit assessments of water storage proposals; Reclamation boosts CVP allocations to 100% in the north; 40% in the south; DWR prepares for rebuild phase 2; Pruitt and ‘secret science’; 2021 new target to remove Klamath Dams; Salinas Valley seawater intrusion continues advancing; and more … In the news this weekend … […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation updates 2018 Central Valley Project water allocations

North of Delta to receive 100%; South Delta ag increased to 40% From the Bureau of Reclamation: Following late season storms, the Bureau of Reclamation today issued updated allocations for Central Valley Project contractors for the 2018 contract year. “Thanks to late March and April precipitation and the positive results of the California Department of Water Resources April snow survey, […]

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California Water Commission posts Water Storage Investment Program Public Benefit Ratio Appeal Responses

From the California Water Commission: California Water Commission staff today released updated assessments of the public benefits of proposed water storage projects, a step that keeps the Commission on track to award $2.7 billion in funding this summer. Proposition 1, approved by voters in 2014, funds the public benefit aspects of water storage projects: specifically, ecosystem improvement, water quality improvement, […]

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