NEWS WORTH NOTING: Do you know a leader who can help solve California’s water management challenges?; 2017 Water Leaders class releases policy recommendations for CA’s water storage future

Do you know a leader who can help solve California’s water management challenges? The Water Solutions Network will advance cross-sector collaboration among leaders focused on the future of water in California From Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL): Effective water management is vital to the economy, ecology, and well-being of 21st century California. Decision-makers and stakeholders today face issues ranging from […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Record 129 Million Dead Trees in California; Environmental document released for fish passage and flow improvements in San Joaquin River

Record 129 Million Dead Trees in California USDA Forest Service and CAL FIRE Working Together to Address Forest Health From the US Forest Service: The USDA Forest Service today announced that an additional 27 million trees, mostly conifers, died throughout California since November 2016, bringing the total number of trees that have died due to drought and bark beetles to […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: North Coast region receives nearly $25 Million in Prop 1 funding for wastewater system upgrades; San Bernardino leaders find new partnerships in recycled water; EPA prioritizes cleanup of Orange County North Basin groundwater

North Coast Region Receives Nearly $25 Million in Prop 1 Funding for Wastewater System Upgrades Disadvantaged Communities Focus of Funding Effort From the North Coast Regional Water Board: The State Water Resources Control Board recently approved more than $15 million in funding for the consolidation of three wastewater collection and treatment systems in the Trinity County community of Lewiston. The […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: San Diego County Water Authority secures transfers of conserved Colorado River water through 2047, launches contract talks for potential San Vicente energy storage facility; Ninth circuit affirms Justice Kennedy’s “significant nexus” test as proper standard to determine CWA jurisdiction

San Diego County Water Authority Secures Transfers of Conserved Colorado River Water Through 2047 Board of Directors extends key agreement by a decade From the San Diego County Water Authority: The San Diego region will benefit from a historic water conservation-and-transfer agreement with the Imperial Irrigation District at least through 2047 after the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Reclamation and DWR release beta version of CalSim 3.0 model for external testing; Comment period for Delta Plan amendments draft PEIR extended; CDFW awards $39.7M for ecosystem and watershed restoration and protection projects

Reclamation and DWR release beta version of CalSim 3.0 model for external testing From the Bureau of Reclamation and the Department of Water Resources: The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released a beta version of an updated water resources and water supply reliability planning tool for review and comment. Water managers in California use […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Metropolitan study reveals endangered winter-run chinook salmon rely on diverse rearing habitats; Delta Independent Science Board seeks public comment on two prospectus documents; EPA releases proposed cleanup plan for Casmalia superfund site

Metropolitan Water District Study Reveals Endangered Winter-Run Chinook Salmon Rely on Diverse Rearing Habitats From the State Water Contractors: A new study conducted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and a team of scientists from partner agencies and organizations reveals new information about the endangered winter-run Chinook salmon’s migration patterns and offers new insight into their protection. […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: California Supreme Court confirms certain groundwater pumping charges are outside scope of Prop 218; Reclamation considers allowing non-CVP water thru Folsom Reservoir; Enviro docs for Widren Water District pilot project

California Supreme Court Confirms Certain Groundwater Pumping Charges are Outside Scope of Prop 218 From Downey Brand: On December 4, the California Supreme Court ruled that groundwater pumping charges levied to fund a basin-wide conservation and management program were not property-related fees subject to Proposition 218.  The decision, City of San Buenaventura v. United Water Conservation District (Cal. Supreme Court […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Proposed comprehensive update to CEQA guidelines released; Wildlife Conservation Board funds enviro improvement projects; Interior executes water rights settlement agreement with Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians

Proposed comprehensive update to state CEQA guidelines released From Best, Best, & Krieger: Following several years of public involvement, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research has just issued comprehensive Proposed Updates to the CEQA Guidelines. In addition to proposing changes or additions to nearly 30 different sections of the Guidelines, the proposed package includes updates related to analyzing transportation […]

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THIS JUST IN … Initial State Water Project Allocation Set at ­­15 Percent

Conservative Allocation Typical of Early Season Forecast From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced an initial water allocation of ­­15 percent for most State Water Project (SWP) contractors for the 2018 calendar year. That allocation will likely change depending on rain and snowfall received this winter. “It’s hard to know what mother nature […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Subsidence Lowers Friant – Kern Canal by 5 Inches in 5 Months; Juvenile Central Valley spring-run chinook salmon monitoring; California Central Valley steelhead monitoring plan

Subsidence Lowers Friant – Kern Canal by 5 Inches in 5 Months From the Friant Water Authority: When officials with the Friant Water Authority (FWA) did an initial survey in April 2017 to measure subsidence along the Friant-Kern Canal, they expected to see impacts from the recent drought. What they measured in some places was a nearly three foot drop […]

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