DAILY DIGEST: Threatened spring-run salmon are sparse this year; Ten years of fighting invasive aquatic species at Lake Tahoe; High stakes for environmental law as new term launches; and more …

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In California water news today, Threatened spring-run salmon are sparse this year; Ten years of fighting invasive aquatic species at Lake Tahoe; Public input needed for future of Paso Robles groundwater basin; Proposals for bay restoration leave Long Beach breakwater removal uncertain; High stakes for environmental law as new term launches On the calendar today … A free webinar: Rivers […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Governor Brown signs water rights fairness bill (AB 747); Rainwater capture systems at waste and recycling facilities improve Santa Ana River water quality

Governor Brown Signs BBID-Backed Water Rights Fairness Bill From Byron-Bethany Irrigation District: Landmark legislation crafted by Byron-Bethany Irrigation District (BBID) to restore Constitutional due process and restore fairness for California’s water right holders is now law. Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 747, a bill introduced by Assemblymember Anna Caballero (D-Salinas). AB 747 passed the Legislature by an overwhelming bipartisan majority. […]

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DAILY DIGEST: A Delta farmer says the state poisoned his crops; Marin cedes supervision of water basin to Sonoma County; Los Angeles reduces Eastern Sierra water deliveries because of climate change; Water use declines across the West, thanks to better toilets; and more …

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In California water news today, A Delta farmer says the state poisoned his crops. Is California’s water supply safe?; Oroville Dam spillway collapse did not affect the number of salmon at the Oroville Salmon Festival; Exploratory drilling at New Bullards Bar dam set to begin; Marin cedes supervision of water basin to Sonoma County; Marin eelgrass beds aid coastal disease […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Exploratory work begins at Shasta Dam; Delta Islands and Levees study final EIS released for review; Reclamation releases final environmental documents for the Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel Nutrient Enrichment Project

Exploratory work begins at Shasta Dam From the Bureau of Reclamation: Over the next several months, Bureau of Reclamation geologists are extracting core samples from on, around and deep within Shasta Dam. Gathered data will be used to characterize concrete and geology conditions related to a proposed 18 ½ feet Shasta Dam raise. The federal government has been studying the […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Data collection begins toward raising Shasta Dam; Kern County downsizes groundwater management role, raising concerns of state intervention; Wine woes and water stress: How non-essential industries cope with a changing climate; and more …

In California water news this weekend, Data collection begins toward raising Shasta Dam; Kern County downsizes groundwater management role, raising concerns of state intervention; Largest Bay Area dam built in 20 years is finally finished; DWR posts cost-benefit analysis for Cal WaterFix; Wine woes and water stress: How non-essential industries cope with a changing climate; No stone unturned: Little worlds […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation releases updated environmental document for California WaterFix

From the Bureau of Reclamation: “The Bureau of Reclamation released today the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the California WaterFix. The document outlines several changes proposed by the California Department of Water Resources, the state lead agency for the California WaterFix, which require additional analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act. The proposed modifications in the environmental […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Report: Avoiding ‘adverse impacts’ of groundwater pumping on surface waters; California’s looming water pollution problem; Inside the effort to preserve migratory bird habitat in Central California; Paso Robles groundwater talks to heat up as state deadline looms; and more …

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In California water news today, Report: Avoiding ‘adverse impacts’ of groundwater pumping on surface waters; California’s looming water pollution problem; Inside the effort to preserve migratory bird habitat in Central California; State Water Project contracts extended; Study: Delta tunnels will have environmental justice impacts; Wide open spaces dead ahead in the Delta; New South Bay dam could save lives; Paso […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Delta Stewardship Council Members recuse themselves from California Water Fix appeal hearing; Report: An assessment of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act for municipal water suppliers; Weekly water and climate report: Hurricane Florence breaks rainfall records

Delta Stewardship Council Members recuse themselves from California Water Fix appeal hearing From the Delta Stewardship Council (via email): The Delta Stewardship Council (Council) has the following announcements related to the appeals proceedings regarding the Certification of Consistency for California Water Fix (Certification No. C20185). Council Member Susan Tatayon has recused herself from the California Water Fix appeals proceedings because […]

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THIS JUST IN … DWR releases economic analysis showing value of investing in WaterFix

The benefit-cost analysis shows water users will see benefits far exceeding costs, state says From the Department of Water Resources: Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a Benefit-Cost Analysis for California WaterFix by Dr. David Sunding, a professor of natural resource economics at UC Berkeley, that finds WaterFix could bring billions of dollars in benefits to Californians who […]

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DAILY DIGEST: CA’s plan to store water underground could risk contamination; LA water officials discuss SWP contract extension; Congressman Garamendi says Delta tunnels letter is full of misrepresentations; Lawmakers voice concerns over Oroville cost overruns; and more …

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In California water news today, California’s plan to store water underground could risk contamination; Los Angeles water officials discuss State Water Project contract extension; Congressman Garamendi says Delta tunnels letter is full of misrepresentations; Lawmakers voice concerns over Oroville cost overruns; Bill to form Oroville Dam citizens advisory commission signed into law; Professor’s Novel Mercury-Mapping Project Wins State Grant; The […]

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