NEWS WORTH NOTING: Exploratory work begins at Shasta Dam; Delta Islands and Levees study final EIS released for review; Reclamation releases final environmental documents for the Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel Nutrient Enrichment Project

Exploratory work begins at Shasta Dam From the Bureau of Reclamation: Over the next several months, Bureau of Reclamation geologists are extracting core samples from on, around and deep within Shasta Dam. Gathered data will be used to characterize concrete and geology conditions related to a proposed 18 ½ feet Shasta Dam raise. The federal government has been studying the […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Delta Stewardship Council Members recuse themselves from California Water Fix appeal hearing; Report: An assessment of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act for municipal water suppliers; Weekly water and climate report: Hurricane Florence breaks rainfall records

Delta Stewardship Council Members recuse themselves from California Water Fix appeal hearing From the Delta Stewardship Council (via email): The Delta Stewardship Council (Council) has the following announcements related to the appeals proceedings regarding the Certification of Consistency for California Water Fix (Certification No. C20185). Council Member Susan Tatayon has recused herself from the California Water Fix appeals proceedings because […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Congressman Garamendi sends letter to EPA regarding WIFIA letter of interest submitted by the Delta Conveyance Finance Authority; Report: Integrating water efficiency into long-term demand forecasting

Congressman Garamendi sends letter to EPA regarding WIFIA letter of interest submitted by the Delta Conveyance Finance Authority Yesterday, Congressman John Garamendi sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging several inaccuracies in the Letter of Interest submitted by the Delta Conveyance Finance Authority (DCFA).  The DCFA recently submitted a letter of interest for $9.5 billion in funding for […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Restore the Delta presents new environmental justice report at Stockton press conference; New report on measuring progress toward universal access to water and sanitation in California; New outdoor water use efficiency report highlights recommendations for transforming CA’s urban landscapes

Restore the Delta Presents New Environmental Justice Report at Stockton Press Conference From Restore the Delta: Today, Restore the Delta held a press conference to debut their new environmental justice report, “The Fate of the Delta: Impacts of Proposed Water Projects and Plans on Delta Environmental Justice Communities.” Restore the Delta created this historical, sociological report to document the environmental […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Gov. Brown closes climate summit: “We’re launching our own damn satellite”; CA and WA team up on forest health, climate change; McNerney’s WaterSense legislation included in infrastructure bill; LADWP water projects save 730M gallons of water/year

Governor Brown Closes Global Climate Action Summit: “We’re Launching Our Own Damn Satellite” California, Planet Labs Inc. Launch Groundbreaking Initiative to Develop Satellite-Based Technologies, Track and Attack Climate Pollutants From the Office of the Governor: In closing remarks at the Global Climate Action Summit, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that the State of California is teaming up with […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Valley wins big in House water resources measure; DWR commits to greater greenhouse gas emission reductions; Collaboration-themed SJRRP Science Meeting delivers prestigious Keys Award; Metropolitan boosts recreation at Diamond Valley Lake

Valley Wins Big in House Water Resources Measure From the Office of Congressman Jim Costa: The San Joaquin Valley could see significant increases in water storage capacity due to water resources legislation that passed today in the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan and bicameral support. Thanks to the leadership of Valley Congressmen Jim Costa (CA-16) and Jeff Denham (CA-10), […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Frazier: State Water Project contract amendments a bad deal for taxpayers; Valley Congressmen continue fighting the water grab; Feinstein: Senate funding bill ‘big win for California’

Assemblyman Jim Frazier: State Water Project Contract Amendments A Bad Deal for Taxpayers Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay), chair of the Legislature’s Delta Caucus, released the following statement today concerning the Joint Legislative Budget Committee’s Hearing on proposals to extend the State Water Project contracts. “We must have a complete picture of the financial, economic and environmental impacts the state […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: House set to vote on Denham water storage bill; Inland Empire Districts to Form Partnership to Enhance Water Reliability

House set to vote on Denham water storage bill From the Office of Congressman Jeff Denham: “Rep. Jeff Denham’s (R-Turlock) legislation to authorize financing of new water storage projects was included Monday evening in the comprehensive Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 agreement. The House is scheduled to vote on this measure on Thursday, September 13, 2018. The language leverages […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Congressmen call for cancellation of Joint Legislative Budget Committee hearing; CDFW awards $27.8 million for restoration projects; Third Appellate District extends public trust doctrine to groundwater; Removal effort for Klamath River Dam achieves major milestone

Reps. McNerney, Garamendi, DeSaulnier & Huffman Urge California State Legislature to Cancel WaterFix Hearing From the Office of Congressman Jerry McNerney: Today, California Congressmen Jerry McNerney (CA-09), John Garamendi (CA-03), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Jared Huffman (CA-02) sent a letter to members of the California State Legislature, urging the cancellation of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee’s informational hearing on the […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Congressman Denham calls on Congress to halt Sacramento water grab by enacting Denham amendment; Senator Dodd announces Delta watershed protection week; Governor Brown takes action to protect California’s plants, animals and unique biodiversity

Congressman Denham calls on Congress to halt Sacramento water grab by enacting Denham amendment From the Office of Congressman Jeff Denham: Today, U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), along with thirteen of his California colleagues, sent a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to make sure Rep. Denham’s House-passed amendment to stop Sacramento’s water grab is included in […]

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