NEWS WORTH NOTING: AQUAOSO™ Launches Free Digital Water Map for California; Shutdown Prompts Requests to Extend Comment Deadline for Proposed Changes to FOIA Regulations; Reps. Huffman & Napolitano Release GAO Report on the Benefits of Water Reuse Projects

AQUAOSO™ Launches Free Digital Water Map for California AQUAOSO™ Technologies, PBC, a Public Benefit Corporation and a leader in water risk management with massive water data and expertise on California’s water supply, officially launched a free digital water map of California water districts, GSAs and groundwater basin priority levels. The free digital water map is a joint effort between AQUAOSO […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Bureau of Reclamation names Ernest A. Conant Mid-Pacific Regional Director; Your input invited: Delta Plan Five-Year Review Survey; Water and climate update: Blizzard conditions, heavy rain, and mudslides impact California

Bureau of Reclamation names Ernest A. Conant Mid-Pacific Regional Director Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman today named Ernest A. Conant director of the Mid-Pacific Region. Conant has nearly 40 years of water law experience and previously served as senior partner of Young Wooldridge, LLP. “Ernest has been at the forefront of California water for nearly four decades, advocating for […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Lawsuit launched over Trump administration failure to protect 9 at-risk species; CDFW releases guidance document for Delta conservation planning

Lawsuit Launched Over Trump Administration Failure to Protect 9 At-risk Species Protection Wrongfully Delayed for Longfin smelt, Sierra Nevada Red Fox, and others From the Center for Biological Diversity: The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to protect nine imperiled species under the Endangered Species Act, including the San […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Feinstein, DeSaulnier introduce bill to upgrade Contra Costa’s water infrastructure; No landing here: Birds and airports do not mix; The 2019-20 Budget: Overview of the Governor’s budget

Feinstein, DeSaulnier Introduce Bill to Upgrade Contra Costa’s Water Infrastructure Senators Dianne Feinstein and Harris, and Congressmen Mark DeSaulnier, Jerry McNerney and Mike Thompson (all D-Calif.) introduced the Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act, legislation to upgrade Contra Costa’s water infrastructure and canal system. The bill would transfer the title of the Contra Costa Canal System from the Bureau of Reclamation […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Recharge roundtable call to action: Key steps for replenishing California groundwater; Metropolitan invests in future development of local water supplies

Recharge roundtable call to action: Key steps for replenishing California groundwater From UC Water and the Groundwater Resources Association: There are only two ways to reduce groundwater overdraft: decrease pumping or increase recharge. While addressing California’s overdraft will certainly require both actions, we convened a meeting of water management experts around groundwater recharge. The goal of the “Recharge Roundtable” was to address California’s […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: On first full day in office, Governor Newsom appoints secretaries for CalEPA and CA Dept. of Food and Agriculture, announces executive actions to strengthen CA’s emergency preparedness and response

Governor Newsom Appoints Secretaries for California Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Food and Agriculture From the Office of the Governor: Newly sworn-in Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his choice for leaders — one a new appointment, the other a reappointment — of two vitally-important California state agencies. Jared Blumenfeld, 49, of San Francisco, has been appointed Secretary of […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Michael George Begins Second Four-Year Term as Delta Watermaster; Notice: Validation of State Water Project, Water Supply Contract Extension Amendments

Michael George Begins Second Four-Year Term as Delta Watermaster Our office is pleased to announce that Michael George begins his second four-year term as the Delta Watermaster on Monday, January 7, 2019.   In the position created by the legislature in 2009, he administers water rights in the Delta and advises the State Water Board and Delta Stewardship Council on related […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State agencies track five years of progress on CA Water Action Plan; Yuba Water Agency reaches significant milestone in relicensing its facilities

State Agencies Track Five Years of Progress on California Water Action Plan Implementation Report Outlines Advances in Sustainable Water Management The California Natural Resources Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Food and Agriculture today released a California Water Action Plan implementation report outlining five years of progress toward sustainable management of California’s water resources. Issued […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Reclamation finalizes Klamath Project Biological Assessment; Corps releases supplemental documents for Sacramento River levee improvement

Reclamation finalizes Klamath Project Biological Assessment From the Bureau of Reclamation: “The Bureau of Reclamation completed the Final Biological Assessment on “The Effects of the Proposed Action to Operate the Klamath Project from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2029 on Federally-Listed Threatened and Endangered Species.” The document was submitted Dec. 21, 2018 to the National Marine Fisheries Service and […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: California, Oregon herald significant step toward Klamath River restoration

California, Oregon Herald Significant Step toward Klamath River Restoration California’s Draft Environmental Impact Report and Oregon’s Final Water Quality Certification Seen as Milestones From the California Natural Resources Agency: Natural resources leaders in California and Oregon hailed today’s release of a draft environmental impact report for a project to reopen hundreds of miles of historic habitat for salmonids along the […]

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