THIS JUST IN … PPIC releases updated briefings on California’s Water

From the PPIC Water Center: Climate change, population growth, and declining ecosystem health are putting pressures on the state’s water management systems. This briefing kit captures the latest research and enables informed decision making on 13 of the state’s most pressing water policy challenges.   TOPICS INCLUDED: » Climate Change and Water » The Colorado River » Energy and Water […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Camp Fire: Oroville Dam officials keep close watch on approaching blaze; Megafires More Frequent Because Of Climate Change And Forest Management; Spending fight will headline ‘fairly brief’ lame duck; and more …

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In California water news today, Camp Fire: Oroville Dam officials keep close watch on approaching blaze; Megafires More Frequent Because Of Climate Change And Forest Management; High fire danger continues in SoCal through Wednesday; Pattern change may increase rain chances Thanksgiving Week; Dams: History, anatomy and common reasons for failure; Spending fight will headline ‘fairly brief’ lame duck; and more […]

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REACTIONS: Organizations and Legislators respond to State Water Board decision to delay vote, Delta Stewardship Council’s draft determination for the California Water Fix project

Last week was certainly an active week for California water.  On Wednesday, the State Water Board decided to delay their vote on San Joaquin River flow objectives after receiving a letter from Governor Brown and Governor-elect Newsom.  The following day, the Delta Stewardship Council staff posted their draft determination on the Cal Water Fix consistency determination, saying that there is […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Approved by water agencies, killed by voters: the California water bond; Dan Walters: Newsom will find a stack of Brown leftovers; Steve Lopez: One California calamity after another, and yet we always endure; and more …

Happy Veterans Day (which was actually yesterday … ) In California water news today, Approved by water agencies, killed by voters: the California water bond; GOP Rep. Denham falls behind Democrat Harder; Dan Walters: Newsom will find a stack of Brown leftovers; Steve Lopez: One California calamity after another, and yet we always endure; Amid Chronic Drought, Lake Cachuma Shaping […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: As CA’s groundwater free-for-all ends, gauging what’s left; Developing El Niño may be good news for fire risk; Trump threatens to pull federal funding for CA wildfires over ‘gross mismanagement’; A bubbling pool of mud is on the move near the Salton Sea; and more …

In California water news this weekend, As California’s Groundwater Free-for-All Ends, Gauging What’s Left;  Developing El Niño and California’s Upcoming Wet Season May Be Good News for the Fire Risk; How science fared in the midterm elections; Trump threatens to pull federal funding for California wildfires over ‘gross mismanagement’; Poseidon desalination plant scores low in ranking of Orange County water […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Delta Stewardship Council issues draft determination on Cal Water Fix; Did gas, homeless people and sick kids kill California’s water bond?; El Nino has 80% chance of forming this winter; Army Corps to allow more storage in Lake Mendocino; and more …

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In California water news today, Delta Stewardship Council issues draft determination on Californa Water Fix; Did gas, homeless people and sick kids kill California’s water bond?; El Nino has 80% chance of forming this winter, scientists predict; Thousands flee three fast moving California wildfires; Klamath Tribes drop lawsuit over endangered sucker fish; Rain study in Ukiah helps convince Army Corps […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State Water Board funds vital erosion control after Mendocino Complex fire; Reclamation selects 58 projects for WaterSMART funding; Water and climate report: New features on NWCC Interactive Map

State Water Board Funds To Be Used For Vital Erosion Control After Record-setting Mendocino Complex Fire From the State Water Resources Control Board: With erosion threats to Clear Lake looming following the largest wildfire in California history, the State Water Board and Lake County Resource Conservation District (RCD) are poised to jump-start native plant restoration and limit the environmental damage. […]

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THIS JUST IN … Delta Stewardship Council staff issues draft determination: substantial evidence does not exist in the record to support DWR’s finding that California WaterFix is consistent with the Delta Plan

Public workshop scheduled for November 15 and 16 From the Delta Stewardship Council: The Delta Stewardship Council (Council) will conduct a public workshop on November 15-16, 2018 at the Ramada Inn (1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691) to review and discuss a staff draft Determination related to appeals received on the California WaterFix project Certification of Consistency with the […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Board agrees to Newsom-Brown request to delay decision on water plan; Prop 3 failed, so what’s next for the Friant Kern canal?; How Gov-Elect Gavin Newsom could shape California’s future, issue by issue; and more …

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In California water news today, Board agrees to Newsom-Brown request to delay decision on water plan; Prop 3 failed, so what’s next for the Friant Kern canal?; How Gov-Elect Gavin Newsom could shape California’s future, issue by issue; The State of Jefferson’s plan for a California divided; 5 crops in the crosshairs of climate change; and more … On the […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State Water Board delays final decision on San Joaquin River Bay Delta Update; Army Corps of Engineers approves request to allow more winter storage in Lake Mendocino

State Water Board Delays Final Decision on San Joaquin River Bay Delta Update From the State Water Resources Control Board: After considering a request received yesterday from Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, the State Water Resources Control Board today voted to postpone further consideration of updated flow requirements for the Lower San Joaquin River until […]

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