THIS JUST IN … PPIC releases updated briefings on California’s Water

From the PPIC Water Center: Climate change, population growth, and declining ecosystem health are putting pressures on the state’s water management systems. This briefing kit captures the latest research and enables informed decision making on 13 of the state’s most pressing water policy challenges.   TOPICS INCLUDED: » Climate Change and Water » The Colorado River » Energy and Water […]

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REACTIONS: Organizations and Legislators respond to State Water Board decision to delay vote, Delta Stewardship Council’s draft determination for the California Water Fix project

Last week was certainly an active week for California water.  On Wednesday, the State Water Board decided to delay their vote on San Joaquin River flow objectives after receiving a letter from Governor Brown and Governor-elect Newsom.  The following day, the Delta Stewardship Council staff posted their draft determination on the Cal Water Fix consistency determination, saying that there is […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State Water Board funds vital erosion control after Mendocino Complex fire; Reclamation selects 58 projects for WaterSMART funding; Water and climate report: New features on NWCC Interactive Map

State Water Board Funds To Be Used For Vital Erosion Control After Record-setting Mendocino Complex Fire From the State Water Resources Control Board: With erosion threats to Clear Lake looming following the largest wildfire in California history, the State Water Board and Lake County Resource Conservation District (RCD) are poised to jump-start native plant restoration and limit the environmental damage. […]

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THIS JUST IN … Delta Stewardship Council staff issues draft determination: substantial evidence does not exist in the record to support DWR’s finding that California WaterFix is consistent with the Delta Plan

Public workshop scheduled for November 15 and 16 From the Delta Stewardship Council: The Delta Stewardship Council (Council) will conduct a public workshop on November 15-16, 2018 at the Ramada Inn (1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691) to review and discuss a staff draft Determination related to appeals received on the California WaterFix project Certification of Consistency with the […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State Water Board delays final decision on San Joaquin River Bay Delta Update; Army Corps of Engineers approves request to allow more winter storage in Lake Mendocino

State Water Board Delays Final Decision on San Joaquin River Bay Delta Update From the State Water Resources Control Board: After considering a request received yesterday from Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, the State Water Resources Control Board today voted to postpone further consideration of updated flow requirements for the Lower San Joaquin River until […]

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THIS JUST IN … Brown, Newsom wade in to delay plan to withhold water from cities, farms

From the Sacramento Bee: “Gov. Jerry Brown and incoming Gov. Gavin Newsom have waded in one of California’s fiercest water wars, prompting state regulators to delay a key vote on a proposal meant to help struggling salmon and steelhead trout. In a letter Tuesday to the California State Water Resources Board, Brown and Newsom urged it to postpone consideration of […]

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MORNING NEWS FLASH … Governor Brown, Gavin Newsom send letter to State Water Board, asking them to postpone today’s vote

Governor Jerry Brown and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom have sent a letter asking the State Water Board to postpone voting on the proposal to increase flows on the San Joaquin tributaries until December 12, 2018.  The vote is scheduled for today. “For many months, state agencies, water districts, and others have been working hard to achieve voluntary agreements that would […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR policy advisor receives recognition for work with California Tribes; New fact sheet released on water service disconnections in California

DWR policy advisor receives recognition for work with California Tribes From the Department of Water Resources: “With over 30 years of advocacy experience on behalf of California’s Native American tribes, Department of Water Resources Tribal Policy Advisor Anecita Agustinez was recently honored with a resolution from the California State Assembly. Her recognition is a testament to DWR’s commitment to ongoing […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: EPA invites projects in California to apply for WIFIA water infrastructure loans; Accelerating restoration on national forests in California: Pilot project to begin on Yuba watershed

EPA invites projects in California to apply for WIFIA water infrastructure loans From the EPA: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 12 projects in California and one project in Arizona to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. A total of 39 projects have been invited to apply nationwide. “Through WIFIA, EPA is playing an […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: New survey finds majority of San Joaquin Valley voters support water bond proposition; Los Angeles County To Oversee Sativa Water District in Compton as Administrator; USEPA announces $26.6 million for environmental improvements on tribal lands in California

New survey finds majority of San Joaquin Valley voters support water bond proposition According to a new survey of the San Joaquin Valley conducted by the Institute for Leadership and Public Policy at Fresno State, in cooperation with the California Water Institute at Fresno State and the Friant Water Authority, 64 percent of likely voters would vote yes on Proposition […]

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