NEWS WORTH NOTING: AQUAOSO™ Launches Free Digital Water Map for California; Shutdown Prompts Requests to Extend Comment Deadline for Proposed Changes to FOIA Regulations; Reps. Huffman & Napolitano Release GAO Report on the Benefits of Water Reuse Projects

AQUAOSO™ Launches Free Digital Water Map for California AQUAOSO™ Technologies, PBC, a Public Benefit Corporation and a leader in water risk management with massive water data and expertise on California’s water supply, officially launched a free digital water map of California water districts, GSAs and groundwater basin priority levels. The free digital water map is a joint effort between AQUAOSO […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Bureau of Reclamation names Ernest A. Conant Mid-Pacific Regional Director; Your input invited: Delta Plan Five-Year Review Survey; Water and climate update: Blizzard conditions, heavy rain, and mudslides impact California

Bureau of Reclamation names Ernest A. Conant Mid-Pacific Regional Director Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman today named Ernest A. Conant director of the Mid-Pacific Region. Conant has nearly 40 years of water law experience and previously served as senior partner of Young Wooldridge, LLP. “Ernest has been at the forefront of California water for nearly four decades, advocating for […]

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THIS JUST IN … Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association Leads Suit Against CA Dept. of Water Resources to Protect Delta Flows

Suit charges water grab potentially calamitous to native salmon and other fisheries From the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association: Yesterday a coalition of environmental, fishing, and Native American groups led by the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association (PCFFA) filed suit against the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to overturn its latest attempt to press former Governor Jerry […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Lawsuit launched over Trump administration failure to protect 9 at-risk species; CDFW releases guidance document for Delta conservation planning

Lawsuit Launched Over Trump Administration Failure to Protect 9 At-risk Species Protection Wrongfully Delayed for Longfin smelt, Sierra Nevada Red Fox, and others From the Center for Biological Diversity: The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to protect nine imperiled species under the Endangered Species Act, including the San […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Feinstein, DeSaulnier introduce bill to upgrade Contra Costa’s water infrastructure; No landing here: Birds and airports do not mix; The 2019-20 Budget: Overview of the Governor’s budget

Feinstein, DeSaulnier Introduce Bill to Upgrade Contra Costa’s Water Infrastructure Senators Dianne Feinstein and Harris, and Congressmen Mark DeSaulnier, Jerry McNerney and Mike Thompson (all D-Calif.) introduced the Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act, legislation to upgrade Contra Costa’s water infrastructure and canal system. The bill would transfer the title of the Contra Costa Canal System from the Bureau of Reclamation […]

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CA WEATHER BLOG: Wet and stormy week ahead for all of California; Dipole pattern to follow

From Daniel Swain at the California Weather Blog: “Despite a relatively dry start to winter across most of the state, recent precipitation has brought seasonal rain totals closer to average for this time of year. Much of Southern California is now near to slightly above average for the season to date; NorCal remains slightly below average. The same goes for […]

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APPOINTMENTS: Governor Newsom Appoints Natural Resources and Labor Secretaries, Senior Advisors, and Communications Staff

Wade Crowfoot appointed Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of his California Natural Resources Agency Secretary and California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Secretary, and senior advisors and members of the communications team in the Governor’s Office. Wade Crowfoot, 45, of Oakland, has been appointed Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency. […]

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THIS JUST IN … San Francisco joins lawsuit challenging State’s process for Bay-Delta Plan

Litigation necessary to preserve options for best outcomes for the environment and SFPUC’s 2.7 million water customers From the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission: In an effort to preserve options that will provide the best possible outcomes for the environment and the 2.7 million customers who rely on drinking water from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the City and […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Recharge roundtable call to action: Key steps for replenishing California groundwater; Metropolitan invests in future development of local water supplies

Recharge roundtable call to action: Key steps for replenishing California groundwater From UC Water and the Groundwater Resources Association: There are only two ways to reduce groundwater overdraft: decrease pumping or increase recharge. While addressing California’s overdraft will certainly require both actions, we convened a meeting of water management experts around groundwater recharge. The goal of the “Recharge Roundtable” was to address California’s […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: On first full day in office, Governor Newsom appoints secretaries for CalEPA and CA Dept. of Food and Agriculture, announces executive actions to strengthen CA’s emergency preparedness and response

Governor Newsom Appoints Secretaries for California Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Food and Agriculture From the Office of the Governor: Newly sworn-in Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his choice for leaders — one a new appointment, the other a reappointment — of two vitally-important California state agencies. Jared Blumenfeld, 49, of San Francisco, has been appointed Secretary of […]

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