Daily Digest, early edition: EBMUD fires up Freeport project, strawberry production stays brisk, Rim Fire, Temperance Flat and a groundwater bill, plus snow in the forecast … !

In California water news today, EBMUD fires up the Freeport project for the first time; Spring storms yield modest rise in water supplies; Drought hits California farmers hard; consumers may be next; Strawberry production stays brisk despite drought; Trucking of salmon continues; Rim Fire losses must be salvaged quickly, coalition warns; Temperance Flat dam not economically justified, says study; Senate […]

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Daily Digest: Fields and farm jobs dry up, optimism in the water debate, court ruling may change water contracts and more …

In California water news today, fields and farm jobs dry up with California’s worsening drought; Water debate leading somewhere unexpected: optimism; Court ruling may change water contracts approved a decade ago; California edging closer to groundwater regulation; Get control of your sprinklers; Flows to increase in the American River; Lodi water supply to be cut as East Bay Municipal Utility […]

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Daily Digest: Water bond moves to the back burner for now, stretched water district cuts off growers to ensure supply for homes, and more …

In California water news today, water bond moves to the back burner for now; In drought dilemma, stretched water district cuts off growers to ensure supply for homes; Sacramento River farmers negotiate water release timing for increased supply; California’s thirsting farmland; Troubled Central Basin Water District may lose insurance coverage; Drought – and neighbors – press Las Vegas to conserve […]

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Daily Digest, Easter Sunday edition: Water wars reaching a ‘new level of crazy, water supply outlook improves for senior water rights holders, Feinstein & Boxer push drought relief bill and more …

Happy Easter to all! Whatever this day may mean to you, I hope it is enjoyable and peaceful. In California water news today, water wars reaching a ‘new level of crazy’; Water supply outlook improves; Delta channel barriers canceled; Potential drought barriers not properly analyzed, say Delta residents; Feather River farmers receive full water supply and plan water transfers; Sacramento River agencies get […]

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Daily Digest: Salmon return to San Joaquin River, drought at forefront of water bond hearing, help on the way to food banks, and more plus CA and TX droughts graphed side-by-side

In California water news today, return of salmon to San Joaquin River; Drought at forefront during Modesto hearing on water bond; Court ruling may change water pricing and delivery; Unlikely partnerships spring from California water crisis; State sending help to food banks in hardest hit drought areas; What the Texas and California droughts look like when graphed; ACWA-supported water bonds […]

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Daily Digest: Judge overturns ruling on Sac River contracts, Delta smelt, drought operations plan, San Joaquin River salmon restoration, and more …

In California water news today, judges overturn rulings on Sacramento River contracts; Meet the Delta smelt, a tiny fish at the heart of Calif.’s latest water battles; Drought operations plan panned; San Joaquin River salmon restoration saga rolls on with truck ride from Friant Dam; Reclamation stops flows into Lake Cachuma; California drought to cause fruit and veggie sticker shock; […]

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Daily Digest: Field poll shows split in drought responses, recreation declining oin Delta, drought plan omits water for agriculture, and more

In California water news today, field Poll: Drought responses split California; Delta livelihoods take hit as recreation declines; UC President tours Valley to see drought’s impact; Drought slows agricultural research efforts; Drought plan omits water for agriculture; Salmon fishing seasons recommended; A new political voice for the Delta?; California to set chromium limit for drinking water supplies and more On […]

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Daily Digest: State looking to recycled water to ease drought concerns; if El Nino comes this year, it could be a monster; State Water Board’s D’Adamo on groundwater and more

In California water news today, California looking to recycled water to ease drought concerns; If El Niño comes this year, it could be a monster; State Water Board’s DeeDee D’Adamo shares views about the region’s groundwater concerns; State officials detail drought grants; Merced Irrigation District working with state to lower minimum pool at Lake McClure; Fresno State’s water conservation plan […]

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Daily Digest, weekend edition: Drought spawns well drilling boom, plus Los Vaqueros Reservoir expansion, the water bond, drought’s impacts to wetlands and more …

In California water news today, drought spawns well drilling boom; Federal bill calls for Los Vaqueros reservoir to be tripled in size; No water for ag despite storms; Clock ticks as Sacramento lawmakers fight over water bond proposals; Drought hits Central Valley wetlands hard … but mosquitoes, not so much; Drought’s impact on bugs may hurt Central Valley’s bats; Byron […]

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Daily Digest: El Niño could bring storms, Feinstein pleads for votes, funding water projects, and more

In California water news today, El Niño could bring big storms next winter, new report says; Feinstein pleads for Republican votes; The Politics of Drought: California Water Interests Prime the Pump in Washington; PPIC Conference Examines California’s Water System Funding; Government “suppresses” free speech, says environmental group; ACWA-Sponsored Bill on Recycled Water Pipeline Projects Headed for Hearing, and more, plus […]

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