DAILY DIGEST: East Bay water board backs Delta tunnels project; How water bill was resurrected in legislature’s final hours; Proceed with caution on two-way trap and haul program, report advises; Gatorade promises not to badmouth water; Is the Colorado River a person? and more …

In California water news today, East Bay water board backs Delta tunnels project; Vote trading or compromise? How water bill was resurrected in legislature’s final hours; Disconnected salmon: Proceed with caution on two-way trap and haul program, report advises; California is using open data to provide key health and water information; Hunting for plastic in California’s protected ocean waters; ACWA […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Sacto Suburban water district wins award for sustainability; Study: More local water for Los Angeles could mean a drier Los Angeles River; Two major U.S. water-efficiency organizations to form partnership; Weekly water and climate update

Sacramento Suburban Water District Wins Award for Sustainability From Sacramento Suburban Water District: Sacramento’s Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC) has honored Sacramento Suburban Water District (SSWD) with a 2017 Sustainable Business of the Year Award in Water Conservation for the District’s work to create two sustainable landscape demonstration gardens designed to conserve water and educate the public about water-wise gardening […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: News and reactions from Delta Counties, Friant Water Authority

The California water world is still reeling a bit from the news of Westlands vote on Tuesday, the ramifications of which are still unknown.  Here is the latest update from the Natural Resources Agency, California Water Fix program news, followed by statements by the Delta Counties Coalition, Jason Phillips with the Friant Water Authority, and Secretary John Laird. First, the […]

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DAILY DIGEST: What’s next for the Delta tunnels? New fight: How to update old system; Stakeholders weigh in on who pays; San Francisco, Oakland sue major oil companies over rising seas; and more …

In California water news today, What’s next for the Delta tunnels now that a big chunk of its funding has disappeared?; New fight in California water wars: How to update the old system; Radio show: Stakeholders weigh in on who pays for California’s multi-million dollar project; Tunnel opponents file third lawsuit; Video: The carcinogen lurking in California’s drinking water; California […]

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THIS JUST IN … Westlands Water District Issues Statement on California WaterFix

From the Westlands Water District: After a thorough analysis by independent consultants and District staff, multiple special board meetings, and grower workshops, the Westlands Water District Board of Directors voted by a margin of 7 to 1 to not participate in the California WaterFix (CWF). The District appreciates the efforts of Governor Jerry Brown and his administration to balance the […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Westlands vote deals major blow to Delta tunnels project; Coalition reopens fight for improved emergency spillway at Oroville Dam; PPIC recommends action to protect headwater forests; More water bonds may be put before voters in 2018; and more …

In California water news today, Westlands Water District says it won’t pay for Delta tunnels in a vote that could kill the project; Coalition reopens fight for improved emergency spillway at Oroville Dam; PPIC recommends action to protect headwater forests; Key water-related bills held at end of legislative session; More water bonds may be put before California voters in 2018; […]

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REACTIONS to Westlands vote against the Delta tunnels

Yesterday, the Board of Directors of the Westlands Water District voted not to participate in the California Water Fix project, dealing what some say may be a final blow to the project. To read Westlands Water District’s statement on California Water Fix, click here. Here’s what organizations and officials had to say: From the Golden Gate Salmon Association: GGSA executive […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: NorCal water stakeholders unite to oppose DWR bonds for Delta tunnels; San Joaquin County issues call to all water districts to withdraw support for Delta tunnels; Lessons from Oroville: New report calls for action in era of climate change

Northern California Water Stakeholders Unite to Oppose Department of Water Resources Questionable Bonds for Twin Tunnels Project From the County of San Joaquin: A regionally diverse coalition of Northern California counties, water resource management and flood control agencies, and reclamation and water storage districts filed legal action Friday against proposed bonds that will be used to pay for the construction […]

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THIS JUST IN … Westlands rejects Delta tunnels plan *UPDATED*

From the Sacramento Bee: “The Latest on a water district vote on Gov. Jerry Brown’s $16 billion tunnel project (all times local):  2:55 p.m.  Board members of a key California farming district have voted not to participate in Gov. Jerry Brown’s $16 billion water tunnel proposal.  Farmers in Westlands Water District — the nation’s largest irrigation district — said Tuesday […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Westlands farmers think Sacto water agencies should help pay for Delta tunnels; MWD Chief vows SoCal water users won’t subsidize ag’s share of twin tunnels; CA lawmakers OK $4B ballot measure for parks, water projects; Snow flurries in the forecast; and more …

In California water news today, San Joaquin Valley farmers think Sacramento water agencies should help pay for Delta tunnels; Governor Brown’s grand water tunnel project runs into financial uncertainty; California wants millions to fund water project; MWD Chief vows Southern California water users won’t subsidize agriculture’s share of twin tunnel cost; Concerned citizens file new lawsuit against Water Fix twin […]

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