Daily Digest: Drought news and commentary, plus an El Nino later this year?, water bond hearing on webcast and the outlook for further precip this week

In California water news today, reservoirs are now just bigger puddles, how much did dent did all that rain put in the drought?, storms allow boost in Delta pumping, drought could impair water quality, storms bring relief to vineyards, extreme drought threatens coho salmon, harvesting rainwater down to the last drop, State gives town of Willits $250,000 for water system, […]

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Daily Digest: Impressive storm drops plenty of rain, Folsom Lake rises, and more drought news and commentary

In California water news today, impressive storm drops plenty of rain on Northern California, Folsom Lake rises 6 feet (or 2 feet), snow and rain bring modest relief but is it enough, Uh oh … looks like the new Bay Bridge leaks, farm jobs dry up, southern California sprawl, drought good for gold prospectors, new floodgates for Folsom Dam, Stockton’s […]

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Daily Digest, weekend edition: Rain arrives, snow survey weaknesses, per capita water usage and more drought news and commentary

In California water news today, rain arrives at last, courtesy of the Pineapple Express, drought exposes snow survey weaknesses, President Obama to visit Fresno on Valentines Day, who are the guzzlers and who are the sippers?, water storage drops dramatically, tough choices for farmers and ranchers, drought stalls controversial Kern County project, legislators push water bonds, and Stanislaus County farmers […]

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Daily Digest: Atmospheric river storm on the way, Kern County growers bid big bucks, plus climate change and fishes on webcast today

In California water news, atmospheric river storm heads to California, more rivers closed to fishing, scientists worry about Coho, state wringing water from operations, Kern County growers bid big bucks for water, Colorado River looking better than California, plus BDCP open houses continue and Logue launches new water bond website, and the Fresno Bee says its time for Feinstein to […]

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Daily Digest: All the latest on H.R. 3964 and the drought, plus commentaries and rain in the forecast

Coverage of the passage of H.R. 3964, approaching rain could double seasonal totals, more rivers closed to fishing, scientists help prepare for dought, increased water storage help SoCal weather the drought, town of Willits has less than 100 days of water left, Fresno water district begins emergency water banking, and California’s thirsty almonds, plus commentaries and a wet weekend in […]

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Daily Digest: H.R. 3964, groundwater, hydropower and drought, plus more news and commentary

H.R. 3964 exposes deep partisan divide; Valley farmers fallow fields, drilling wells, and auctioning water to survive drought; Jay Famiglietti on groundwater and drought,; hydropower production and drought; more Stocktonians may be required to buy flood insurance; minnow first to be removed from endangered species list, and Scott River salmon may need to be relocated On webcast today … H.R. […]

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Daily Digest: The latest on H.R. 3964, plus more drought news, and rain is on the way

Governor Brown says GOP proposal is ‘unwelcome and intrusive’, Republicans seek changes to Endangered Species Act, San Joaquin River restoration flows cut, hydropower production affected by drought, what happens when a town runs out of water, Tulare County farmers prepare for no water from Friant, drought and water bonds loom large at PCL symposium, plus webcasts, commentary, and rain on […]

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Daily Digest: Drought raising stakes on tunnels, Steinberg drafting drought legislation, and more news & commentary plus is an atmospheric river storm headed our way … ?

Steinberg drafting drought legislation, farmworkers brace for drought’s impacts, rain – finally! but doesn’t do much for the drought, plus more drought news and commentary, and is an atmospheric river storm headed our way … ? Today in the news … Drought raising the stakes on the tunnels:  “California’s worsening drought is raising the stakes for a $15 billion plan […]

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Daily Digest, weekend edition: No state water, fast-track GOP legislation and other drought news, plus commentary on hydropolitics, environmental water, water meters and more

State Water Project will deliver no water this summer, GOP legislation moving fast; Central Valley legislators give their reactions, dry rice fields affecting migratory birds, Hanford water bond hearing draws overflow crowd, fish screens and the Tracy pumps, BDCP meeting in Walnut Grove, salmon and the dry year, plus commentary on the GOP legislation, drought, water meters and more In […]

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Daily Digest, early edition: Meager snowpack, House Republicans introduce legislation, and more drought news

Meager snowpack sets records, House Republicans introduce their emergency drought legislation, Republican state senators propose $9.2 Billion water bond, Westside contractors can keep rescheduled water, Governor Brown and MWD pledge increased conservation, and Cloverdale helped in drought by beer Today’s edition is early as I’m off to a meeting in San Francisco today (yay!)  If I missed anything, it will […]

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