DAILY DIGEST: How rising sea levels could impact Delta and the Sacto Valley; Litigation over Cal WaterFix slows; Governor pushes for fee to clean up tainted water; Drought may be over, but trees still dying; EPA boss calls unsafe water bigger issue than climate change; and more ..

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In California water news today, How rising sea levels could impact Delta and the Sacramento Valley; Litigation Over California WaterFix Slows; Governor Newsom pushes for fee to clean up tainted water; Why President Trump’s Fast-Tracked Water Allocations Are Raising Alarm; California’s drought may be over, but its trees are still dying; EPA Boss Calls Unsafe Water Bigger Issue Than Climate […]

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THIS JUST IN … State Water Project Allocations Increase to 70 Percent Following Strong Winter Storms

From the Department of Water Resources: Following several strong winter storms that brought snowpack and precipitation to above average levels, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced it will increase the 2019 State Water Project (SWP) allocation. Most SWP contractors will now receive 70 percent of their requests for the 2019 calendar year, an increase from the 35 […]

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DAILY DIGEST: FEMA details why it rejected state’s request for Oroville spillway funds; Sierra snowpack at 156% but groundwater recovery could take years; Western states finish Colorado River drought deal, ask Congress to sign off; and more …

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In California water news today, FEMA Details Why It Rejected State’s Request for Oroville Spillway Funds; Sierra Snowpack at 156% as Some CA Ski Resorts Get Over 550 Inches of Snow This Season; Patzert says not so fast with declaring drought over; groundwater recovery could take years; Resource issues dominate annual CFBF conference; Siskiyou County: Agreement intends to help landowners […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Sites Reservoir project draws criticism from fishermen, tribes, and conservation groups; Groups warn Feinstein a “dark ethical cloud” hangs over Bernhardt

Sites Reservoir project draws criticism from fishermen, tribes, and conservation groups Sites Reservoir project threatens fisheries in two watersheds, Environmental review short on facts, they say From the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations. the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, and Save California salmon: A coalition of 27 fishermen, Native Americans and environmental organizations sent a letter expressing concerns about the impacts […]

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DAILY DIGEST: New storm to mark end of dry spell; Controlling floods by letting the water come; Did Reclamation do right by Westlands with 55% allocation?; Will salmon and steelhead once again spawn on the Mokelumne above Pardee?; Western drought deal is a go without IID; and more …

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In California water news today, New storm to mark end of dry spell in California, Southwest; One Increasingly Popular Way to Control Floods: Let the Water Come; Did Reclamation Do Right by Westlands With 55% Allocation?; Will salmon and steelhead once again spawn on the Mokelumne above Pardee?; Legal Alert: State Water Board Unveils Aggressive Plan to Issue Investigative Orders […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Reclamation’s Colorado River Basin inflow projections reflect improved hydrological conditions in 2019

Reclamation’s Colorado River Basin inflow projections reflect improved hydrological conditions in 2019 From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today updated its monthly 24-month study projections, indicating improved hydrological conditions throughout the Colorado River Basin. Current snowpack in the Upper Basin is nearly 140 percent of average, with a forecasted inflow to Lake Powell of 92 percent of […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Companies polluted Western waters; now taxpayers are picking up the tab; USGS study predicts more disastrous effects from sea level rise in Bay Area; Battle brews over Cargill land in Redwood City; Fish in tubes; Wet weather returns, and more …

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In California water news today, Companies polluted Western waters. Now taxpayers are picking up the tab; USGS study predicts more disastrous effects from sea level rise in Bay Area; This invasive 20-pound rodent could devastate California’s agriculture industry; Once Again in Redwood City, a Battle Brews Over Cargill’s Land; Fish in tubes: The salmon cannon is just one place where […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Drought is over … or not … ; Instagram-hungry crowds are destroying the super bloom; Everything that’s in the Dingell Act; Enviro group wants Scott Dam on Eel River removed; Wet winter likely to keep Colorado River out of shortage next year; and more …

In California water news this weekend, California’s Drought Is Over. What Will That Mean for Water Use?; Drought, schmrought, water experts already fret the next dry year and still preach conservation; Instagram-hungry crowds are destroying the super bloom; Everything that’s in the Dingell Act; State environmental group wants old Scott Dam on Eel River removed; Solano water agency ‘mussels’ up […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation updates 2019 Central Valley Project water allocations

South of Delta ag contractors increased to 55%; North of the Delta, in-Delta and American River increased to 100% From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today issued updated allocations for Central Valley Project contractors for the 2019 contract year. This update reflects the benefits of the series of storms that brought significant precipitation to California during February […]

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DAILY DIGEST: CA now drought free, first time in 7 years; Judge says Oroville Dam lawsuit can go forward; Wastewater treatment plants spreading antibiotic resistance; Pentagon pushes for weaker Standards on PFAS; and more …

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In California water news today, California Is Drought Free After Very Wet Winter — a First in More Than 7 Years, Officials Say; Judge says lawsuit’s claims of racism, corruption at Oroville Dam can go forward; Funding water storage projects with High Speed Rail money; Coastal ecosystems suffer from upriver hydroelectric dams; Wastewater treatment plants spreading antibiotic resistance; Pentagon Pushes […]

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