THIS JUST IN … CalOES Submits Oroville Spillways Reimbursement Appeal on Behalf of DWR

From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) was notified today that the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) submitted DWR’s Oroville spillways reimbursement appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In March 2019, FEMA notified DWR that it does not consider some spillway reconstruction work to be eligible for reimbursement based on information DWR […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: New Yolo Bypass fish passage project approved; Attorney General Becerra weighs in on groundwater and the Clean Water Act; EPA receives 51 requests for WIFIA funding; Trump Administration agrees to revisit ocean salmon fishing impact on orcas

New Yolo Bypass Fish Passage Project Approved: Migration Corridor to Protect Endangered Fish From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has secured final state and federal approval for a project that will expand a migration corridor for fish to the Yolo Bypass, the Sacramento Valley’s main floodplain. The project is part of the largest floodplain […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Study: Value of Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley restoration could reach $100 billion or more; EPA announces $218 million water infrastructure loan to Silicon Valley Clean Water; U.S. EPA requires U.S. Lubricants Inc. to protect Los Angeles waterways from oil spills

Study: Value of Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley Restoration Could Reach $100 Billion or More From Restore Hetch Hetchy: The recreational value of restoring Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley could reach $178 million per year, according to a new independent report from ECONorthwest, including: $62 million in visitor spending inside Yosemite National Park, $65 million in spending outside the park, and $51 […]

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THIS JUST IN … DWR Approves Nine Alternatives to Groundwater Sustainability Plans

From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced approval of nine alternatives to groundwater sustainability plans (GSPs) submitted by water agencies to meet requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). SGMA requires local agencies throughout the state to sustainably manage groundwater basins. Basins ranked as medium- or high-priority are required to develop GSPs […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR releases final California Water Plan Update 2018; Senator Harris, Feinstein, colleagues warn USGS of scientific data suppression

DWR Releases Final California Water Plan Update 2018 From the Department of Water Resources: Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) released the Final 2018 Update to the California Water Plan. Update 2018 presents a vision for greater collaboration and alignment among water sectors and institutions, sound strategies, and long-term investments needed for the sustainable management of the California’s water […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: WaterNow Toolkit taps into water solutions; New report released on access to water and sanitation in California; Reclamation awards $5.1 million in research for new ways to desalinate and treat water

WaterNow Toolkit Taps into Water Solutions Water utilities have dealt with a plethora of problems related to water provision through traditional infrastructure- e.g., aging systems, growing affordability, equity, and water quality concerns. As a result, localized water infrastructure offers an innovative path for water management. Recently, WaterNow Alliance released the Tap into Resilience Toolkit, an interactive resource designed to help […]

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THIS JUST IN … Administration Sidelines Federal Biologists Who Could Stand in Way of More Water for California Farmers

From KQED: “After rushing forward on a plan to send more water to California’s Central Valley, the Trump Administration has unexpectedly hit the brakes and ordered the work already done by federal scientists to be completed by a different team. Just days before federal biologists were set to release new rules governing the future of endangered salmon and drinking water […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation seeks comment on proposed changes to its operations in California

Alternatives use new science to optimize water delivery and species protection From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation released a draft environmental impact statement analyzing potential effects associated with long-term water operations for the Central Valley Project and State Water Project. Reclamation’s goal is to incorporate updated science into CVP and SWP operations to optimize water deliveries for […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Conservation coalition outlines goals for Gov. Newsom’s “water portfolio” plan; EPA releases Cyanobacteria Assessment Network (CyAN) mobile application in the Google Play™ Store

Conservation Coalition Outlines Goals for Gov. Newsom’s “Water Portfolio” Plan A coalition of 55 conservation, fishing, recreation, water policy, and environmental justice groups from throughout California, representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, sent a letter to state officials today thanking the Governor for his “…leadership in tackling California’s water issues.” The letter expresses support of the Newsom’s Water Portfolio planning process and […]

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THIS JUST IN … Governor and Legislature Advance Voluntary Agreements in the State Budget

From the Northern California Water Association: On Thursday, the Newsom Administration and the State Legislature approved a commitment of $70 million in the 2019-2020 State Budget for a comprehensive series of innovative fish and wildlife habitat enhancement actions identified in the collaborative Bay-Delta Voluntary Agreement proposals.  This is a significant, early investment in the success of the Voluntary Agreements. The Governor […]

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