NEWS WORTH NOTING: NOAA launches ‘atmospheric river’ project in San Francisco Bay area; 321 East Porterville households now connected to reliable water supply

NOAA launches ‘atmospheric river’ project in San Francisco Bay area From NOAA: Atmospheric rivers are a double-edged sword for California. Just a few atmospheric river events can deliver half of a year’s precipitation, which can be a relief for anxious water managers in a drought-prone region. But that much water, when it arrives like a firehose from the sky, can […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Report finds program to restore Lake Tahoe’s clarity is on track; Weekly Water and Climate Report

Report finds program to restore Lake Tahoe’s clarity is on track From the State Water Resources Control Board: Local governments at Lake Tahoe are meeting targets to reduce urban stormwater pollution and restore the lake’s famous water clarity, according to a report released by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) and the California Regional Water Board, Lahontan Region (Lahontan […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Ailing Northern California watersheds pose risk to reliability, quality of State’s water supply; California Water Commission receives applications for Proposition 1 funding

Ailing Northern California Watersheds Pose Risk to Reliability, Quality of State’s Water Supply New study assesses damage to sources that feed Oroville and Shasta reservoirs A new study, conducted by Pacific Forest Trust, shows that half of the source watersheds that supply northern California’s primary reservoirs are at risk due to impacts from climate change, management patterns and development. Findings […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Federal, state and local leaders celebrate completion of South Sacramento flood protection project; U.S. EPA and California approve permit for Point Loma wastewater facility

Federal, state and local leaders celebrate completion of South Sacramento flood protection project From the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers: Federal, state and local leaders celebrated the completion of the South Sacramento County Streams project during a media event at Florin Creek Park on August 9. The South Sacramento County Streams project constructed channel and levee improvements, floodwalls, detention […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING, water storage edition: Sites Reservoir, Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion, and Temperance Flat submit applications for Prop 1 funding

The deadline for applications for Prop 1 funds were due to the Water Commission yesterday.  Here are three of the projects vying for funding, but do note that these are not the only projects that will be applying. Offstream storage project in Northern California takes critical step forward Submittal of application to the California Water Commission for Prop 1 funds […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR Launches Salmon Spawning Improvement Project; Public invited to view the solar eclipse at Shasta Dam

DWR Launches Salmon Spawning Improvement Project From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) launched a Feather River salmon spawning improvement project today in the City of Oroville. The project will be completed by the end of August, in anticipation of the salmon spawning season that commences in September. DWR fishery biologists have identified key […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: SCWC unveils education & outreach program in support of CA WaterFix; Last of ‘Mothball Fleet’ ships leaves Suisun Bay; City of San Diego agrees to $3.2 Million settlement on erosion control case

SCWC Unveils Education & Outreach Program In Support of CA WaterFix From the Southern California Water Committee: Today the Southern California Water Committee (SCWC) launches WaterNext, an Education and Outreach Program in support of California WaterFix. The program, including digital advertising, outreach and social media, is driven by the fundamental fact that Southern Californians have the right to expect a […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Conservation, Environmental Justice, and industry lawsuit asserts Water Boards failed to protect clean water from agricultural pollution

Conservation, Environmental Justice, and Industry Lawsuit Asserts Water Boards Failed to Protect Clean Water from Agricultural Pollution (Sacramento, CA) Last week, a coalition of non-profit and trade organizations filed a lawsuit in Sacramento California Superior Court against the State Water Resources Control Board and the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board claiming that the boards have repeatedly failed to […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: California Water Fix opposed by recreational boaters group; Delta Conservancy adopts 2017-2022 Strategic Plan; Metropolitan launches “Summer of H2Love” water conservation, advertising campaign; Weekly water and climate report

California Water Fix opposed by recreational boaters group From the Recreational Boaters of California: The Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC), a non-profit organization serving the boating community, has stated its opposition to the proposed WaterFix project, a massive construction project that could seriously impact boaters’ access to the Delta for years to come. “RBOC has, for decades, been at the […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State Water Board approves removal of drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium; Pyramid Lake algal bloom tested at ‘warning’ level

State Water Board Approves Removal of Drinking Water Standard for Hexavalent Chromium Action Fulfills Court Order; Board to Create New Standard From the State Water Resources Control Board: In accordance with a recent court ruling, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a resolution today to remove the current maximum contaminant level (MCL) for the pollutant hexavalent chromium found in […]

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