DAILY DIGEST: What’s Up With All the Late-May Rain?; After 25 years winter-run salmon return to Battle Creek; As states gather to sign Colorado River drought plan, focus turns to what’s next; Trump’s EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states; and more …

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In California water news today, What’s Up With All the Late-May Rain? Atmospheric Science Suggests Answers; More storms eye California, western US into Memorial Day weekend; After 25 years winter-run salmon return to Battle Creek; Mendocino Pygmy Forest Protection Project awarded funds; Study Shows Boats Anchored by Sausalito Cause Significant Harm to Bay Ecosystem; As states gather to sign Colorado […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Now Available: Delta Conservation Adaptive Management Action Strategy; State Water Board grant and loan funds Arvin project to resolve arsenic contamination in drinking water

Now Available: Delta Conservation Adaptive Management Action Strategy From the Delta Science Program: Adaptive management is a science-based, structured approach to environmental decision-making, project planning, implementation, and monitoring in the face of uncertain conditions. The Delta Science Program and the Interagency Adaptive Management Integration Team have released a near-term adaptive management strategy that aims to integrate existing resources and cut […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: The battle over CEQA, the state’s iconic environmental law; Mark Arax on chasing stories for his book: The Dreamt Land; Legislators want safe drinking water but can’t agree on how to fund it; Is it too late for the Salton Sea?; and more …

In California water news this weekend, Weakling Or Bully? The Battle Over CEQA, The State’s Iconic Environmental Law; Radio show: Mark Arax On Chasing The Stories For His Fourth Book: The Dreamt Land; California Legislators Want Safe Drinking Water. They Haven’t Agreed On How To Fund It.; More storms eye California, western US into Memorial Day weekend; Oroville Dam is […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Disneyland, dozens of cities could be flooded by dam failure from huge storm, engineers warn; More storms eye CA into Memorial Day weekend; Oroville Main Spillway not being used amid increased rainfall; Improving fire risk management w/drought early warning info; and more ..

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In California water news today, Disneyland, dozens of cities could be flooded by dam failure from huge storm, engineers warn; More storms eye California, western US into Memorial Day weekend; A Reservoir Rising: How DWR is Managing Lake Oroville in an Above-Average Water Year; Oroville Main Spillway not being used amid increased rainfall; Improving Fire Risk Management With Drought Early […]

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DAILY DIGEST: California lawmakers move to reject Gavin Newsom’s water fee, Senate proposes new funding alternative; Judge rules FEMA must reconsider floodplains plan; Bernhardt: Interior reorganization plans to heat up this summer; and more …

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In California water news today, California lawmakers move to reject Gavin Newsom’s water fee, Senate proposes new funding alternative; San Diego County Water Authority supports bill to spur pumped storage projects; Judge Rules FEMA Must Reconsider Floodplains Plan; California is already drenched. Now three ‘atmospheric rivers’ may unload two months’ worth of rain; Bernhardt: Interior reorganization plans to heat up […]

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DAILY DIGEST: CA AG, enviro groups sue to stop Shasta Dam raise; Residents concerned about Oroville Dam with spring storms looming; As PG&E dumps Potter Valley project, new suitors line up; Audit blasts SF Bay watchdog on inaction; and more …

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In California water news today, California AG Xavier Becerra, environmental groups sue to stop Shasta Dam raise; Residents concerned about Oroville Dam with spring storms looming; Maximizing Use of Water Stored in Soil Could Result in Savings for Farmers; As PG&E dumps Potter Valley project, new suitors line up; Audit Blasts San Francisco Bay Watchdog on Inaction; Santa Clara Valley […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: North Coast entities to sign Potter Valley Project planning agreement; Survey: CA voters strongly favor restoration of Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley; North Monterey County Drought Contingency Plan completed

North Coast Entities to Sign Potter Valley Project Planning Agreement The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water), Mendocino Inland Water and Power Commission, and California Trout, Inc. are working towards adopting a Potter Valley Project (Project) planning agreement to secure the region’s water supply and protect endangered salmon species in the Eel River and upper Russian River.  Driven by an […]

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THIS JUST IN … Attorney General Becerra Sues Westlands Water District to Block Unlawful Shasta Dam Project

From the Office of the Attorney General: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a lawsuit to block Westlands Water District (Westlands) from taking unlawful action to assist in the planning and construction of a project to raise the height of Shasta Dam. The project poses significant adverse effects on the free-flowing condition of the McCloud River and on its wild trout […]

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LETTER: Senator Feinstein praises Newsom decision to support a single Delta tunnel project

“I believe it is critical that California build a single tunnel to improve Delta conveyance,” she says. Last week, Senator Feinstein sent a letter to Governor Newsom praising his decision to revoke approvals of the California Water Fix project and instead proceed towards a single tunnel project. In her letter, she cited the importance of modernizing the state’s infrastructure to […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Forecasts call for up to 10 inches of Sierra snow in May; Satellite photo shows state drying out fast; Experts warn of cold snowmelt and swift waters; Aging water workforce spurs industry recruiting efforts; Walmart slashing CO2 of thousands of suppliers; and more …

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In California water news today, ‘More like winter’: Updated forecasts call for up to 10 inches of Sierra snow in May; California had a wet winter. But a satellite photo shows the state is drying out fast; After Tule River swallows teen, experts warn of cold snowmelt and swift waters; There’s a plan to improve drinking water in California – […]

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