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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Daily Digest: Selected water news for October 29, 2013

In the news today … Contaminants found in San Francisco Bay:  Pesticides, flame retardants and other chemicals have been found in San Francisco Bay at levels that could pose hazards to aquatic life if nothing is done, says new report:  ” … For now, none of the chemicals is present in concentrations alarming enough to be of “high concern,” meaning […]

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Daily Digest: News, weather and events for October 28, 2013

Today in the weather … From the National Weather Service:  “A low pressure system dropping south from Canada will bring much cooler temperatures (15 to 30 degrees cooler than this weekend), along with showers in the mountains tonight through Tuesday and a chance of showers and perhaps even an isolated thunderstorm in the Central Valley Monday. Snow accumulations of 4-8″ […]

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Daily Digest, weekend edition: News and commentary for October 26-27

Precipitation watch … Drastic weather change ahead:  That’s how the National Weather Service puts it.  The Notebook blog is on precipitation watch, and is pleased to report a storm is on the way:  “A major weather change will occur across interior Northern California beginning late Sunday through Tuesday as a low pressure storm system is forecast to strengthen as it […]

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Daily Digest: News, commentary, webcasts and calendar notes for October 25, 2013

On webcast today … The Delta Stewardship Council meets for a second day; again, the first hour and a half will be a closed session to deal with a personnel matter, so no need to bother showing up at the screen until 10:30.  After that, staff will brief the Council on the Covered Actions regulatory process.  Click here for the […]

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Daily Digest: News, commentary, webcasts and weather for October 24, 2013

On webcast today … The Delta Stewardship Council will be meeting today, beginning at 9 am; however, the Council is meeting in closed session to discuss pending litigation for the first hour, so no point in tuning in until 10:00. Among the items on the agenda afterwards, the Delta Watermaster will present his report on Area of Origin Laws to […]

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Daily Digest: News and commentary for Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In the news today … Dry October hurting reservoir levels, says News 10: Watch the newscast here:  ABC News10 Report A look to the winter season:  The California Weather Blog says unfortunately, no real hope for drought-busting precipitation on the horizon:  ” … Though much of Southern California has already received some healthy early-season convective precipitation associated of a cut-off […]

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Daily Digest: News and commentary for Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Good morning!  Here’s what’s happening today in the world of California water: Today on webcast … State Water Board meeting and public hearing on Northern California instream flows for coastal streams: The State Water Board will be holding their regular board meeting this morning beginning at 9AM.  On the regular agenda, an update on efforts to assist disadvantaged communities with […]

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