NEWS WORTH NOTING: Now Available: Delta Conservation Adaptive Management Action Strategy; State Water Board grant and loan funds Arvin project to resolve arsenic contamination in drinking water

Now Available: Delta Conservation Adaptive Management Action Strategy From the Delta Science Program: Adaptive management is a science-based, structured approach to environmental decision-making, project planning, implementation, and monitoring in the face of uncertain conditions. The Delta Science Program and the Interagency Adaptive Management Integration Team have released a near-term adaptive management strategy that aims to integrate existing resources and cut […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: North Coast entities to sign Potter Valley Project planning agreement; Survey: CA voters strongly favor restoration of Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley; North Monterey County Drought Contingency Plan completed

North Coast Entities to Sign Potter Valley Project Planning Agreement The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water), Mendocino Inland Water and Power Commission, and California Trout, Inc. are working towards adopting a Potter Valley Project (Project) planning agreement to secure the region’s water supply and protect endangered salmon species in the Eel River and upper Russian River.  Driven by an […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: First-ever Water-Energy Nexus Registry in California launches; CDFW, Delta Science Program award funding for restoration and scientific studies; Newsom appoints Deputy Secretary & Special Counsel for Water

CalEPA and The Climate Registry Launch First-ever Water-Energy Nexus Registry in California California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal EPA) and The Climate Registry today launched the first-ever Water-Energy Nexus Registry for organizations with operations in California. The Water-Energy Nexus Registry will help water agencies and utilities as well as large water consumers better understand the energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Feather River smolt release to help biologists study salmon life cycle; Carlsbad Desalination Plant updated permit approved by San Diego Water Board

Feather River Smolt Release to Help Biologists Study Salmon Life Cycle From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: On May 8, CDFW released about 1 million fall run Chinook Salmon smolts into the Feather River at the Boyd’s Pump Launch facility. This experimental in-river release will provide fisheries biologists an important opportunity to study how fish respond under specific environmental […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Nancy Vogel appointed director of the Governor’s Water Portfolio Program; Water and Climate News: Continuing Midwest storms increase flood damages

Nancy Vogel appointed director of the Governor’s Water Portfolio Program From the Office of the Governor: Nancy Vogel, 51, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the Governor’s Water Portfolio Program at the California Natural Resources Agency. Vogel has been director of communications at the Resources Legacy Fund since 2017. She was deputy secretary for communications at the California Natural […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: LAO handout: Funding water-related activities; Analysis shows increasing groundwater levels in the Coachella Valley

LAO handout: Funding water-related activities The Legislative Analyst’s Office has prepared a handout for the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife on funding water-related activities. The handout looks at existing funding, recent bond funding, legislative options to increase funding, and important considerations around those funding options. Click here for the handout. Analysis shows increasing groundwater levels in the Coachella […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Now available: Bay-Delta Plan Biological Goals Scientific Advisory Panel Final Report; Attorney General Becerra to Army Corps: Directive to weaken state oversight of water quality is unlawful

Now available: Bay-Delta Plan Biological Goals Scientific Advisory Panel Final Report From the Delta Science Program: Requested by the State Water Board and facilitated by the Delta Science Program, the panel provided recommendations for developing scientifically defensible methods for formulating biological goals that can be used to assess progress toward achieving the Bay-Delta Plan’s narrative objectives. For more information and […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State, federal agencies fund nearly $10 million in new Delta science studies; Kiewit awarded construction contract for Klamath dam removal

State, Federal Agencies Fund Nearly $10 Million in New Delta Science Studies From the Delta Stewardship Council: The Delta Stewardship Council (Council) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) are pleased to award nearly $10 million to fund 15 critical scientific studies in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and Suisun Marsh over the next three years. “Results from the Delta […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Harder announces SAVE Water Resources Act to address Central Valley water needs; Report: Multi-Benefit Approach for Water Management; Some pollutants increasing in streams following Camp Fire; Salmon spawning habitat restoration project in Redding underway

Harder Announces SAVE Water Resources Act to Address Central Valley Water Needs Bill Focuses on “All of the Above” Solutions, Has Garnered Support of Diverse Group of Stakeholders, Broad Bipartisan Backing From the Office of Congressman Josh Harder: Representative Josh Harder [yesterday] announced the Securing Access for the Central Valley and Enhancing (SAVE) Water Resources Act. The bill provides a […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Fishing groups applaud steps to protect salmon from Trump Administration; Key claims dismissed in Agua Caliente’s case against water agencies; EPA seeks public input for development of National Water Reuse Action Plan

California Takes Major Steps to Protect Salmon From Trump Administration — GGSA and PCFFA applaud state action From the Golden Gate Salmon Association and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations: The Golden Gate Salmon Association and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations applaud the State of California for acting to protect California’s economically valuable salmon fishery.  Today, the […]

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