REACTIONS: Water agencies and stakeholder groups react to certification of the California Water Fix environmental documents

Water agencies praise the move; Restore the Delta vows litigation Earlier today, the Department of Water Resources held a press call to announce the certification of the environmental documents for the California Water Fix. Here’s what Cindy Messer, Acting Director of the Department of Water Resources, had to say: Water districts and stakeholder organizations were quick to react.  Here’s what […]

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THIS JUST IN … California WaterFix Reaches Key Milestone as State Environmental Review Is Certified

From the Department of Water Resources: Clearing another major milestone toward the modernization of the state’s water delivery system, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today certified the environmental analysis of the California WaterFix. Today’s announcement follows recent federal biological opinions that confirm the project is consistent with environmental and wildlife protection standards. “Today, we have reached our next […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Catastrophic engineering expert asks: Is Oroville Dam leaking?; The future of California cannabis depends on rain; Critics blast House Republicans’ California water grab; Friday flight over Oroville; and more …

In California water news today, Catastrophic engineering expert asks: Is Oroville Dam leaking?; Engineering expert blasts management failures at Oroville Dam; After 10 years of delays on dam relicensing, these groups want more time; The future of California cannabis depends on rain; The drought is over.  Why are Republicans fighting for more water for farmers?; Critics blast House Republicans’ California […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Specific agricultural interests added to SGMA; The Freshwater Trust helps 19 agencies improve groundwater in NorCal; Poll reveals majority of SoCal voters support Calif Water Fix

Specific agricultural interests added to SGMA From Best Best & Krieger: “Farmers, ranchers and dairy professionals are now identified as being among the beneficial uses and users of groundwater whose interests must be considered under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. This is the result of AB 321, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday. … ” Read more from Best […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Grant Davis appointed head of Department of Water Resources; Delta caucus hosts first meeting, united against the Delta tunnels; CalTrans filter basins catching on; Siskiyou supervisors, Yurok Tribe talk salmon, collaborative efforts; and more …

In California water news today, Sonoma County Water Agency manager named head of Department of Water Resources; He’ll lead state’s water department as it rebuilds Oroville Dam, restricts groundwater; California legislative caucus hosts first meeting, united against the Delta tunnels; CalTrans filter basins catching on; Siskiyou supervisors, Yurok Tribe talk salmon, collaborative efforts; Gold nuggets being found in rivers after […]

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THIS JUST IN … Governor Brown appoints new Director of the Department of Water Resources

From the Office of the Governor: Grant Davis, 54, of Petaluma, has been appointed director of the California Department of Water Resources. Davis has been general manager of the Sonoma County Water Agency since 2009, where he was assistant general manager from 2007 to 2009. The agency provides wholesale water, wastewater treatment and flood control. It is the largest energy […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Making sense of impact reports on the Cal Water Fix; Santa Clara Valley Water District looking to buy land to construct largest Bay Area reservoir in 20 years; State Water Board adopts MCL for 1,2,3-TCP; GOP push to shift state water policy away from conservation; and much more …

In California water news today, Making sense of impact reports on the California Water Fix; Santa Clara Valley Water District looking to buy land to construct largest Bay Area reservoir in 20 years; Flood risk begins to ease along California rivers after six-month surge in water levels; Oroville dam repairs would benefit from multi-billion dollar ballot measure; State Water Board […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Rep. McNerney unveils new comprehensive water legislation; AquAlliance 10-year water transfer program lawsuit update; State Water Board approves drinking water standard for TCP; US EPA approves limits on mercury in CA waters

Rep. McNerney unveils new comprehensive water legislation From Congressman Jerry McNerney’s office: As the debate continues over how best to address California’s water needs, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced new comprehensive legislation that would provide a long-term plan to improve water sustainability in California and across the country. The Water and Energy Sustainability through Technology Act (WEST Act) includes […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Westlands farmers say they may not pay for the Delta tunnels; McNerney outlines tunnels alternative; Cancer-causing chemical TCP plagues drinking water; Two Bay Area counties sue oil companies over sea level rise; and more …

In California water news today, Westlands farmers say they may not pay for the Delta tunnels; McNerney outlines tunnels alternative; Cancer-causing chemical TCP plagues California drinking water; Two Bay Area counties sue oil companies over sea level rise; California is poised to make big gains in water recycling; State’s first water market will allow farmers to buy, sell groundwater; and […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Battle looms as California moves to dedicate more water to fish; HR 23: ‘It’s going to be a fight’; The rare Trump appointment that is actually making environmentalists happy; and more …

In California water news today, Battle looms as California moves to dedicate more water to fish; HR 23: ‘It’s going to be a fight’; The rare Trump appointment that is actually making environmentalists happy; Blue-green algae warning issued for Copco Reservoir on the Klamath River; An upstream battle: Sale of century-old hydroelectric system poses threat to Butte Creek’s salmon; Scenic […]

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