NEWS WORTH NOTING: Restore the Delta responds to SWRCB Delta Water Quality Plan Update; State Water Board releases guidelines for testing and reporting on PFOA and PFOS in drinking water

Restore the Delta Responds to SWRCB Delta Water Quality Plan Update Restore the Delta thanks the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) for stating that the lower San Joaquin River (Merced River to the Delta) inflow should contribute to Delta outflow to the San Francisco Bay in their recent water quality plan update for the Delta. Restore the Delta supports […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: House passes bill to support critical water infrastructure for tribes, local communities; Grijalva: Republicans still scamming the public on Endangered Species Act; Weekly water and climate report

From the House Committee on Natural Resources: Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3281, the Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act. Introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), this bipartisan bill establishes a voluntary, streamlined process for local utilities, states or tribes to pursue title transfers. “Our communities can’t flourish without access to water. That’s why this […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State Water Board adopts effort to improve access to data on State’s water quality; Central Delta Corridor Conservation Strategy design workshop scheduled; California provides scientific guidance for restoring coastal areas impacted by power plants

State Water Board Adopts Effort to Improve Access to Data on State’s Water Quality State Water Board Adopts Open Data Resolution Commits to Improved Access to Water Data that Informs Regulatory and Operational Decisions on the Future of Water in California From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board adopted a resolution today on open […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR requests comments on Flood-MAR research and data development framework; What the water conservation bills mean for California’s water suppliers: Reporting and increased data collection as a way of life

DWR Requests Comments on Flood-MAR Research and Data Development Framework From the Department of Water Resources: DWR requests review and comment from interested parties for the draft Flood-MAR Research and Data Development Framework (R&D Framework). The comment period is open until Thursday, Sept. 20. The purpose of the R&D Framework is to identify and categorize Flood-MAR relevant research themes, and […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Congressman Valadao requests Congressional field hearing on CA water crisis; State Water Board reminds the public to be aware of harmful algal blooms this holiday weekend; The Bay Institute honors Chris Austin and others at the 26th annual awards

Congressman Valadao Requests Congressional Field Hearing on California Water Crisis From Congressman David Valadao’s office: On Wednesday, United States Congressman David G. Valadao, sent a letter to House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop requesting an official Congressional Field Hearing be held in California’s Twenty First Congressional District. The letter explained, “As a result of unreasonable federal laws and […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Report: Stormwater capture in California: Innovative policies and funding opportunities; New white paper on Arts & Culture in water communications; Weekly water and climate report: Wildfires increasing in the West

Stormwater Capture in California: Innovative Policies and Funding Opportunities From the Pacific Institute: Stormwater has traditionally been managed to mitigate flooding and protect water quality. However, its potential as a local water supply has gained recent attention in water-stressed areas. As climate change increases the risk of both floods and droughts in California, urban stormwater capture also offers a significant […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Delta Watermaster releases memo on claims of overlapping pre-1914 and riparian water rights in the Delta; LAO hearing handout on State bond debt; California to receive funds for beach monitoring

Delta Watermaster Releases Memorandum on Claims of Overlapping Pre-1914 and Riparian Water Rights in the Delta From Somach Simmons & Dunn: On June 6, 2018, the Delta Watermaster formally released a memorandum (Overlap Memo) drafted several months earlier, rejecting the theory of overlapping pre-1914 and riparian water rights in the Delta and stating the position that these water rights cannot […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Final Flood-MAR white paper recognizes state’s role in emerging water management strategy; Reclamation awards $8.3 M to 15 drought resiliency projects; East Valley Water District receives authority from LAFCO to treat, recharge recycled water

Final Flood-MAR White Paper Recognizes State’s Role in Emerging Water Management Strategy From the Department of Water Resources: DWR recognizes the need to rehabilitate and modernize water and flood infrastructure in California.  Floodwater for Managed Aquifer Recharge, or Flood-MAR, is an emerging water management strategy that can significantly improve water resources sustainability throughout the state. Flood-MAR’s final white paper, published […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR to lower Lake Oroville levels; State Water Board 2018 Water Quality Status Report; Reclamation releases 2018 Klamath Project operations and drought plans, draft enviro docs for proposed water acquisition for Klamath wildlife refuges

DWR to lower Lake Oroville levels From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) [Friday] announced it will lower Lake Oroville water levels over the coming days to expand construction access to the upper chute of the main spillway, in order to meet the November 1 public safety construction deadline. Construction activities on the upper […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: California Fish and Game Commission adopts master plan for fisheries, endorses ocean litter strategy; Draft enviro docs for the Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel Nutrient Enrichment Project; Toxic algal bloom closes Diamond Valley Lake

California Fish and Game Commission Adopts Master Plan for Fisheries, Endorses Ocean Litter Strategy From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: At its June 2018 meeting in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) took action on a number of issues affecting California’s natural resources. The Commission voted unanimously to adopt the 2018 Master Plan for Fisheries: A Guide […]

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