NEWS WORTH NOTING: State Water Board funds vital erosion control after Mendocino Complex fire; Reclamation selects 58 projects for WaterSMART funding; Water and climate report: New features on NWCC Interactive Map

State Water Board Funds To Be Used For Vital Erosion Control After Record-setting Mendocino Complex Fire From the State Water Resources Control Board: With erosion threats to Clear Lake looming following the largest wildfire in California history, the State Water Board and Lake County Resource Conservation District (RCD) are poised to jump-start native plant restoration and limit the environmental damage. […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State Water Board delays final decision on San Joaquin River Bay Delta Update; Army Corps of Engineers approves request to allow more winter storage in Lake Mendocino

State Water Board Delays Final Decision on San Joaquin River Bay Delta Update From the State Water Resources Control Board: After considering a request received yesterday from Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, the State Water Resources Control Board today voted to postpone further consideration of updated flow requirements for the Lower San Joaquin River until […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR policy advisor receives recognition for work with California Tribes; New fact sheet released on water service disconnections in California

DWR policy advisor receives recognition for work with California Tribes From the Department of Water Resources: “With over 30 years of advocacy experience on behalf of California’s Native American tribes, Department of Water Resources Tribal Policy Advisor Anecita Agustinez was recently honored with a resolution from the California State Assembly. Her recognition is a testament to DWR’s commitment to ongoing […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: EPA invites projects in California to apply for WIFIA water infrastructure loans; Accelerating restoration on national forests in California: Pilot project to begin on Yuba watershed

EPA invites projects in California to apply for WIFIA water infrastructure loans From the EPA: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 12 projects in California and one project in Arizona to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. A total of 39 projects have been invited to apply nationwide. “Through WIFIA, EPA is playing an […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: New survey finds majority of San Joaquin Valley voters support water bond proposition; Los Angeles County To Oversee Sativa Water District in Compton as Administrator; USEPA announces $26.6 million for environmental improvements on tribal lands in California

New survey finds majority of San Joaquin Valley voters support water bond proposition According to a new survey of the San Joaquin Valley conducted by the Institute for Leadership and Public Policy at Fresno State, in cooperation with the California Water Institute at Fresno State and the Friant Water Authority, 64 percent of likely voters would vote yes on Proposition […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: San Diego County Water Authority board chair outlines compromise terms to potentially end MWD litigation; California approves Ocean Acidification Action Plan

San Diego County Water Authority board chair outlines compromise terms to potentially end MWD litigation Letter from Jim Madaffer sets the stage for equitable resolution of long-running rate cases From the San Diego County Water Authority: San Diego County Water Authority Board Chair Jim Madaffer today sent a letter to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Board of Directors […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Restore the Delta Demands DSC Upholds Delta Plan; 2018 Wildfires Increase Risk of Flooding

Restore the Delta Demands DSC Upholds Delta Plan; Asserts Tunnels Project Does Not Reduce Delta Reliance From Restore the Delta: Today at the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) hearing for the Delta tunnels project (or CA WaterFix), environmental and public trust nonprofit Restore the Delta presented a diverse range of research and policy that affirms the tunnels project is not consistent […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: SFPUC applauds passage of federal water workforce development program; New federal law allows for real progress in securing Valley water, increasing drought resilience; State Water Contractors release fact sheet on water management and efficiency

SFPUC and Partners Across the Country Applaud Passage of Federal Water Workforce Development Program Water and wastewater training grant program result of bi-partisan efforts to develop next generation of workers From the San Francisco PUC: Mayor London Breed, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and its partners throughout the nation today celebrated the establishment of a federal grant program […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Sacramento Groundwater Authority marks 20th anniversary; State Water Contractors fact sheet on expanding local water supplies; Water Board approves funding for vital erosion control after Carr Fire

Sacramento Groundwater Authority Marks 20th Anniversary and Progressive Track Record on Groundwater Management Sacramento-area leaders came together October 18 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sacramento Groundwater Authority (SGA) and two decades of progressive groundwater management. SGA was created in 1998 to manage the groundwater basin in northern Sacramento County. A product of the historic Water Forum negotiations, SGA […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR breaks ground on Dutch Slough tidal restoration project (with photos); EPA releases earthquake preparedness tools for community water systems

DWR Breaks Ground on Dutch Slough Tidal Restoration Project From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR), along with state and local partners, today celebrated the groundbreaking of the Delta’s largest tidal wetlands restoration project. The Dutch Slough Tidal Restoration Project will re-establish a rich ecological network that will boost survival rates of endangered fish and […]

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