Daily Digest, weekend edition for November 9 & 10: Google’s barge in the Bay, State Water Contractors respond to Gleick, plus is precipitation on the way … ?

News and commentary from the mainstream press, plus weather, webcasts, events and more … Everything you need to know about what’s going on in the world of water today! In the news this weekend … Google’s mysterious barge being built in the Bay:  It’s an “unprecedented artistic structure” which will be moored at different places around the bay:  ” … […]

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Daily Digest: News, commentary and precipitation outlook for November 8, 2013: BDCP, drought, and recycled water in the news, plus commentary on BDCP, CA Water Plan, and more

News and commentary from the mainstream press, plus weather, webcasts, events and more … Everything you need to know about what’s going on in the world of water today! In the news today … Senator Wolk and other speak at Delta forum; say BDCP is a threat to the estuary:  The River News-Herald covers the event: ” … Monday’s Delta […]

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Daily Digest: News, commentary and precipitation watch for November 7, 2013

In the news today … Fall Midwater Trawl shows declining Delta fish populations: Bay Nature takes a look at the study that shows populations of Delta fish such as Delta smelt, striped bass and threadfin shad are at a fraction of their historical abundance, with striped bass being counted at the second lowest figure since the trawls began in 1967.  […]

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Daily Digest: News, commentary and precipitation watch for November 6, 2013

In the news today … Striped bass populations plummeting:  ” … Numbers of striped bass, often called stripers, have plummeted — possibly to all-time lows since the species naturalized on the West Coast more than 120 years ago. Scientists say the existing population may be as small as 5 percent of historic highs, and even diehard fishermen have given up […]

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Daily Digest: News, webcasts and precipitation watch for November 5, 2013

On webcast today … The State Water Board will be discussing their priorities and strategies today, beginning at 9AM.  Click here for the webcast. In the news today … Delta advocates say, be prepared for a years-long battle against the tunnel:  Yesterday’s event was a call to rally the troops:  “One emphasis at Monday’s event, held at University of the […]

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Daily Digest, Weekend Edition: News and commentary for November 2 – 3

In the news today … San Joaquin River Restoration project hit by setbacks:  The deadline looms in January for the river to be carrying enough water to support salmon runs, however all is not well:  ”  …  the highly ambitious river restoration has been plagued by unforeseen problems resulting in delays and increased costs. Land has subsided so much in […]

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Daily Digest: Water news for November 1, 2013

In the news today … Governor releases his 5-year  water plan:  The plan focuses on water conservation, habitat restoration, flood protection, and drinking water.  ” … “We’ve been dealing with many of these issues for many many years,” says Matt Rodriquez, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency.  “What’s added here is a sense of urgency because we see there are going […]

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Daily Digest: News for October 30, 2013

In the news today … Stanislaus County approves groundwater ordinance:  As a follow-up to yesterday’s note about the new ordinance: ” … The ordinance approved Tuesday does not specifically address overdrafting in eastern Stanislaus County, which is believed to be caused by irrigation pumping on former pasture land that’s been converted to nut orchards and vineyards.  Scheduled to go into […]

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