Daily Digest: Water payment rules largely ignored; Central Valley lawmakers to discuss drought legislation, Senate approves groundwater legislation and more …

In California water news today, water-payment rules largely ignored; Federal court rejects bid to stop flow from Friant Dam; Central Valley lawmakers to discuss drought compromise; State water board discusses plans for curtailments; Senate approves groundwater legislation; critics warn that it could lead to ‘well police’; New infographics on California water from Circle of Blue; Forty states could face water […]

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Daily Digest: California’s flawed water system can’t track usage; Mexicans are dealing with the same drought as their northern neighbors, but with less water; and water rationing already starting to go wrong, says Thomas Elias

In California water news today, California’s flawed water system can’t track usage; California’s drought takes center stage in DC; Mexicans are dealing with the same drought as their northern neighbors, but with less water; Despite drought, plenty of Memorial Day fun to be had; Garcetti lobbies U.S. for more expensive L.A. River project; and water rationing already starting to go […]

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Daily Digest, Memorial Day edition: Groundwater, amphibious kinetic sculptures, drought scofflaws, returning dead whales and more …

In California water news today, water pumping creates groundswell for regulation; Kinetic sculpture racers hit the water: Participants flaunt their mobile art contraptions before making the plunge into Humboldt Bay; In Sacramento drought, conservation scofflaws in hot water; Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River’s revitalization; Sued Coachella Valley water agencies won’t fight US role; And lastly … Dead whale […]

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Daily Digest, weekend edition: Valadao says Feinstein bill a step in the right direction, the Delta Islands and Feasibility Study, and news on drought and other things, plus BDCP rep says Delta simulations inaccurate

In California water news today, Valadao says Feinstein’s bill is a step in the right direction; Drought causing tule fog to disappear from Central Valley, scientists say; Drought could cause more wildlife to seek urban food; Study by Utah State University researchers could help predict future extreme weather; California’s Drought Isn’t Making Food Cost More. Here’s Why; US Army Corps […]

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Daily Digest: Senate passes California drought relief bill, Video simulation of Delta tunnels project, and much more, plus Lake Powell at 42% full as seen from space

In California water today, Senate passes California drought relief bill; Video simulation captures scale of Delta tunnels project; Woes mount for Calif. farmers amid drought; California drought will hit cost of rice hardest; The coast is clear: Water good at most Bay Area beaches … but seven out of 10 of the state’s most polluted beaches are in Northern California; […]

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Daily Digest: Feinstein’s anti-drought bill faces rough waters, Friant sues to stop Millerton Lake release, Water Board approves emergency regs and more …

In California water news today, Feinstein’s anti-drought bill faces rough waters in the House; East Valley farmers sue to stop Millerton Lake water release; California takes first steps towards curtailing water rights; Water Board approves emergency regulations to curtail diversions on Sacramento River tributaries; Studies show minimal economic impact from drought but water story doesn’t end there; California’s Monterey Shale: […]

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Daily Digest: Moody report says drought unlikely to hurt state economy, scientists warn pumping more groundwater in Bay Area could be catastrophic, new infographics from Circle of Blue and more …

In California water news today, Moody’s says drought unlikely to hurt state economy; Groundwater eases drought’s burden on ag; Stopgap efforts aim to ease water shortages; Cal Fire increases training, focuses on not using water; New drought infographics from Circle of Blue;  House OKs $12B water bill that benefits California; Drought takes heavy toll on Sacramento Valley rice; Feather River […]

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Daily Digest: Scientists say many flaws in tunnel proposal, State may curtail diversions, Governor Brown calls for action on climate change and more, plus what’s on webcast today …

In California water news today, experts see many flaws in tunnel proposal; Groups want more time to review the tunnel project; State may curtail diversions from Sacramento River tributaries; Governor Jerry Brown calls for action on climate change, irks protesters over fracking; Golf courses prepare for long, hot, dry summer; Drought could cost ag industry $1.7 billion, says report; Cities that […]

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Daily Digest: Governor Brown: ‘Humanity Is On A Collision Course With Nature’, plus more news and commentary

In California water news today, Governor Brown on drought and wildfires: ‘Humanity is on a collision course with nature’; California governor prepares for worst wildfire season; Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming; Desalination could be the solution to California’s drought; No relief for parched California farms, but the wine’s OK; Bay Area water use remains near normal; Hundreds request […]

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Daily Digest, weekend edition: State may curtail rights to Russian River water, sharing water with salmon, farmworker’s struggle, almonds, Stanislaus County groundwater and more …

In California water news this weekend, State may curtail rights to Russian River water; A new plan to share water with salmon; Documentary highlights farmworker’s struggle; Fate of the state: California’s drought crisis;  Signs of dry times; Drought causes issues for almond growers as farmers scramble for water in the Sacramento Valley; New opinion: Englebright safe; Amid drought, water-use penalties […]

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