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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CA WEATHER BLOG: Stormy pattern on California’s doorstep; will help mitigate early-season rain & snow deficits

A relatively dry/warm start to winter, but pattern change imminent From Daniel Swain at the California Weather Blog: “Most of California has received less precipitation than average so far this Water Year (since Oct 1), and the Sierra Nevada snowpack is lagging even further behind precipitation (due to the relative warmth in the mountains). But the season is still young, […]

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Agreement reached on Coordinated Operation Agreement for the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project, cost sharing; Water agencies respond

Agreement reached on Coordinated Operation Agreement for the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project, cost sharing From the Department of Water Resources: Yesterday, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the Bureau of Reclamation reached agreement on updating how the State Water Project (SWP) and Central Valley Water Project (CVP) are operated to meet environmental regulations. “The state […]

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MORE REACTIONS: Reclamation, Feinstein, Costa, Gray, and MID react to voluntary agreements and State Water Board vote on San Joaquin River tributary flow standards

From the Bureau of Reclamation: Statement from Brenda Burman, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation: I am very proud of the accomplishments we have made with the state and with our partners on the framework for voluntary agreements to address water flow issues in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Basins. I am also extremely pleased that we were able to reach […]

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FINAL DOCUMENTS: Department of Water Resources releases final EIR for the State Water Project contract extensions

From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources has completed the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Water Supply Contract Extension Project, in compliance with CEQA.  The FEIR can be found in the Water Supply Contract Extension Project website:  https://water.ca.gov/Programs/State-Water-Project/Management/Water-Supply-Contract-Extension The Department will hold a public meeting to discuss the documents on Friday from 11am to 1pm at […]

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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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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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OROVILLE SPILLWAYS CONSTRUCTION: DWR Meets November 1 Public Safety Milestone (with photos and video)

Oroville Dam’s Main Spillway Fully Reconstructed From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced it has met its goal of completely reconstructing the main spillway at Oroville Dam by Nov. 1 to be prepared for the upcoming winter. The newly constructed spillway is now built to its original design capacity of 270,000 cubic feet […]

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Presidential Memorandum on Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West

From President Donald Trump: MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY THE CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Subject:        Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the […]

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