THIS JUST IN … State Water Project Allocations Increase to 70 Percent Following Strong Winter Storms

From the Department of Water Resources: Following several strong winter storms that brought snowpack and precipitation to above average levels, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced it will increase the 2019 State Water Project (SWP) allocation. Most SWP contractors will now receive 70 percent of their requests for the 2019 calendar year, an increase from the 35 […]

» Read more

THIS JUST IN … Reclamation updates 2019 Central Valley Project water allocations

South of Delta ag contractors increased to 55%; North of the Delta, in-Delta and American River increased to 100% From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today issued updated allocations for Central Valley Project contractors for the 2019 contract year. This update reflects the benefits of the series of storms that brought significant precipitation to California during February […]

» Read more

THIS JUST IN … President Signs Garamendi’s Delta National Heritage Area Act Into Law

From Congressman John Garamendi’s office: Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) announced that the President signed his Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area Act (H.R. 357) into law as part of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (S. 47). The law provides $10 million for community-based efforts to conserve the Delta’s cultural heritage, historical landmarks, […]

» Read more

THIS JUST IN … Metropolitan Board steps up to support Drought Contingency Plan; protects Southland’s stored water in Lake Mead

From the Metropolitan Water District: With the fate of a long-negotiated deal to protect Colorado River supplies in jeopardy, the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted unanimously today to contribute additional water to Lake Mead, if necessary, to keep the deal alive. The decision advances the Drought Contingency Plan – an agreement negotiated among […]

» Read more

THIS JUST IN … McCarthy Introduces Legislation to Repurpose High-Speed Rail Funding to Water Infrastructure Projects

From Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s office: Congressman Kevin McCarthy introduced legislation today that would repurpose recovered Federal funding from the California High-Speed Rail project to critical water infrastructure projects in California and the West. McCarthy released the following statement on this legislation, H.R. 1600, the Repurposing Assets to Increase Long-term Water Availability and Yield (RAILWAY) Act: “The California High-Speed Rail project […]

» Read more

THIS JUST IN … Voluntary Agreements Progressing to Improve Habitat and Flow in the Delta and Key Watersheds

From the California Natural Resources Agency: In an effort to improve habitat and flows in the Delta and key tributaries, the California Department of Water Resources and the Department of Fish and Wildlife today submitted documents to the State Water Resources Control Board outlining potential voluntary agreements to support environmental objectives through a broad set of tools, while protecting water […]

» Read more

THIS JUST IN … Department of Water Resources requests 60 day stay in Cal Water Fix hearings at the State Water Board

The Department of Water Resources has sent this letter to Tam Doduc at the State Water Board: Dear Hearing Officer Doduc: The California Department of Water Resources (“DWR”) and the Bureau of Reclamation, collectively known as Petitioners, respectfully request the State Water Resources Control Board (“State Water Board”) to temporarily place the petition for a change in point of diversion […]

» Read more

THIS JUST IN … Latest Snow Survey Finds Water-Rich Snowpack

Sierra snowpack statewide at 153% of average Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted the third Phillips Station snow survey of 2019. The manual survey recorded 113 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 43.5 inches, which is more than double what was recorded last month at this location. Statewide, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is […]

» Read more

THIS JUST IN … State Water Project Allocations Increased to 35 Percent

From the Department of Water Resources: As a result of improved water supply conditions, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced an increase in 2019 State Water Project (SWP) allocations. SWP contractors south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are set to receive 35 percent of their requests for the 2019 calendar year, up from 15 percent allocation announced […]

» Read more

THIS JUST IN … Reclamation announces initial water supply allocation for the Central Valley Project

North of Delta Ag Contractors to receive 70%; South of Delta Ag Contractors to receive 35%; 100% for Friant Class 1 From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the initial 2019 water supply allocation for Central Valley Project water service contractors. This allocation is based on a conservative estimate of the amount of water that will […]

» Read more
1 2 3 56