Daily Digest: News and commentary for November 14: SF Bay wetlands restoration, desal, 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 … 50 year plan for SF Bay tidal marsh restoration to be released today:  “A 50-year recovery plan for San Francisco Bay and other coastal wetlands is […]

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Daily Digest for November 13: State revises cost estimates for portfolio alternative; coverage from last night’s Delta panel, Peter Gleick on the BDCP 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 … State adjusts cost estimate for 3,000 single-bore tunnel (aka the ‘portfolio alternative’) downward: Citing the revised tunnel alignment as one factor, the estimated cost in 2012 […]

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Daily Digest for November 12, 2013: NorCal has concerns with Governor’s water plan, no federal dollars for Rim Fire, 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 … Sutter County officials express concern over Governor’s Water Action Plan:  “Potential water conservation requirements on agriculture would be a “non-starter” to implement the draft California Water […]

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Daily Digest for Veterans Day, November 11, 2013: Cloud seeding, groundwater dropping, plus the one water fact every Californian should know

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! Happy Veteran’s Day! In the news today … Water managers prepare for cloud seeding:  They’re waiting for the first storm clouds to arrive, and when they do, they’ll be ready:  ” […]

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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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