NEWS WORTH NOTING: San Diego Civic and Business Leaders Call on MWD to ‘Stop the Spending!’; Final enviro docs for proposed reuse of oil field water in Kern-Tulare Water District; Metropolitan launches new retro design advertising campaign

San Diego Civic and Business Leaders Call on MWD to ‘Stop the Spending!’ San Diego County Board of Supervisors supports efforts to end uncontrolled spending as new study raises more questions about fiscal practices at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California From the San Diego County Water Authority: The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today unanimously adopted a […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Natural Resources Agency announces awards for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program; Threatened green sturgeon rescued from Fremont Weir; Final sign-up deadline set for East Porterville homeowners

Natural Resources Agency Announces Awards for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program From the California Natural Resources Agency: The California Natural Resources Agency today announced $6.7 million in funding for 15 Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) projects statewide. EEM provides grants to local, state and federal governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations for projects to mitigate environmental impacts caused by […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Governor Brown requests presidential major disaster declaration for February; State Water Board reminds water right holders of April 1 reporting deadline; Sacramento River spawning habitat restoration underway

Governor Brown Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration Due to February Storms, Damage to Oroville Dam Spillway From the Office of the Governor: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to aid with repairs to the damaged Oroville Dam spillway and to bolster state and local recovery efforts following February storms that caused major flooding, levee […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Natural Resources Agency releases 10-Year plan for the Salton Sea; CDFW awards $15M for fisheries habitat restoration and forest legacy projects; LAO Hearing Handouts: Overview of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, Prop 1 2014 water bond

Natural Resources Agency releases 10-Year plan to protect public health and habitat at the Salton Sea From the California Natural Resources Agency: Shoreline likely to recede over the next decade at the northern and southern ends of the Salton Sea will be targeted for habitat and dust-suppression projects under a 10-year plan released today by the California Natural Resources Agency. […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Water Storage Investment Program application period now open; Restore the Delta releases ‘California’s Sustainable Water Plan’; State Water Board Releases Draft Emergency Regulation Setting Fees For SGMA Intervention

Water Storage Investment Program Application Period Now Open From the California Water Commission: The California Water Commission is now accepting applications for the Water Storage Investment Program. The application period will be open from March 14, 2017 to August 14, 2017. The Commission recently launched an Application Resources page which contains a link to the Department of Water Resources submittal […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Final Enviro Docs for Recapturing 2017 San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows; Wildlife Photo of the Year; Los Banos Farmer is Newly Elected Chair of San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority

Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Document for Recapturing 2017 San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Finding of No Significant Impact for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program plan to recapture a portion of its Restoration Flows at Patterson Irrigation District (PID) and Banta-Carbona Irrigation District (BCID) in 2017. The […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Wildlife Conservation Board funds streamflow enhancement projects; USDA seeks project proposals to protect and restore critical wetlands; Weekly water and climate update

Wildlife Conservation Board funds streamflow enhancement projects From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: At its March 9 Streamflow Enhancement meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $20 million of Proposition 1 Funds in grants through the Streamflow Enhancement Program. The program awards grant funding on a competitive basis to projects that represent the mission of the WCB and […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Water Storage Investment Program regulations approved; LAO report: Residential water use trends and implications for conservation policy; Nimbus Hatchery releases 420,000 American River steelhead

Water Storage Investment Program Regulations Approved by California Office of Administrative Law Application Period for Water Storage Projects Begins March 14, 2017 From the California Water Commission: The California Water Commission (Commission) announced today that starting March 14, 2017, proponents of new water storage projects in California may submit applications for funding of public benefits under the water bond approved […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Statewide Water Savings Surpass 20 Percent in January; Gov. Brown declares State of Emergency, requests Presidential major disaster declaration due to recent storms

Statewide Water Savings Surpass 20 Percent in January Weather Extremes Are California’s Reality Under Climate Change From the State Water Board: The State Water Resources Control Board today announced that urban Californians’ monthly water conservation was 20.5 percent in January, an increase from the 17.2 percent savings in January 2016, when state-mandated conservation targets were in place. The cumulative statewide […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Notice of proposed rulemaking for 1,2,3 TCP; Updated FAQ on SGMA GSA formation; Ninth Circuit holds that 2013 Trinity River releases were lawful; Poseidon Water calls on State Water Board to advocate for renewable energy-powered water infrastructure

Notice of proposed rulemaking: 1,2,3-Trichloropropane Maximum Contaminant Level – SBDDW-17-001 The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has proposed regulations to establish a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 5 parts per trillion (ppt) for 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP).  In 2009, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) established a Public Health Goal (PHG) for 1,2,3-TCP of 0.7 ppt which […]

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