News Worth Noting: New PPIC Report: Accounting for California’s water; UC Riverside researchers to study health impacts of drought; Household & small water system drought assistance program

PPIC Report: Accounting for California’s water From the Public Policy Institute of California: Understanding California’s water balance sheet—how much there is, who has claims to it, and what is actually being “spent”—is key to effectively managing the state’s limited water supply in support of a healthy economy and environment. The latest drought has spotlighted serious gaps and fragmentation in California’s […]

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Daily Digest: Plan to save Delta smelt faces tough road; Sites Reservoir likely years down the road; Bill seeks to use renewable energy to boost water supplies; House vote sets stage for talks on drought relief; and more …

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In California water news today, Plan to save Delta smelt faces tough road; Sites Reservoir likely years down the road; Bill seeks to use renewable energy to boost water supplies; House vote sets stage for talks on drought relief; California to set limit on probable carcinogen in water; Proposition 53: A battle over debt; Water crisis: Conflict … or resolution? […]

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News Worth Noting: State Water Board approves new deadline to end illegal water diversions from the Carmel River; More blue-green algae warnings for Northern California lakes; City of San Diego faces proposed penalty of $4.6M for lax construction site erosion control

State Water Board Approves New Deadline to End Illegal Water Diversions from the Carmel River The State Water Resources Control Board today approved an extension of time for California American Water (Cal-Am) to comply with a Cease and Desist Order to stop the illegal diversion of water from the Carmel River. The State Water Board in 1995 ordered Cal-Am, which […]

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Daily Digest: Metropolitan completes Delta island purchase; Reclamation increases Friant water allocation to 75%; State Water Board staff proposes higher Carmel River pumping limit; and more …

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In California water news today, Metropolitan completes Delta island purchase; Reclamation increases Friant water allocation to 75%; Ag opponents plan attacks on water, climate issues; Feather River canyon flows to increase this weekend for whitewater enthusiasts; State Water Board staff proposes higher Carmel River pumping limit; Santa Maria has a history of water conservation; San Luis Obispo County Supervisors approve […]

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News Worth Noting: SGMA Implementation BMP update; Delta Conservancy to host workshop for Prop 1 grant program; Friant Class 1 water supply allocation increased to 75%; LA Waterkeeper files lawsuit against State Water Board

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Implementation: Best Management Practices Update From the Department of Water Resources: The purpose of the Best Management Practices (BMP) Development Framework (Framework), now available on the DWR BMP webpage, is to outline DWR’s approach to and timing for developing and updating BMPs as part of the Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGM) Program. The Framework describes how interested […]

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Daily Digest: Unlocking the West’s weathermaker; Biomass plants make pitch for dead Sierra trees to produce electricity; Weakening La Nina may mean closer to normal rain this winter; and more …

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In California water news today, Unlocking the West’s weathermaker; New plan for fish on the brink; California biomass plants make pitch for dead Sierra trees to produce electricity; Weakening La Nina may mean closer to normal SoCal rain this winter; and Building a new future for the Colorado River In the news today … Unlocking the West’s weathermaker:  “One thing […]

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Daily Digest, weekend edition: State Supreme Court decision clears the way for Delta islands sale; War of words over Delta tunnel payments in the East Bay; and more …

In California water news this weekend, State Supreme Court won’t hear Delta appeal; State Supreme Court sides with Southern California in epic water war over Delta islands; Delta tunnels: War of words erupts over payments; Staying focused on the state’s water needs; Less water in Sierra rivers is ‘new normal’: Three Rivers author; Delta smelt report features Solano County projects;  […]

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Daily Digest: Low Sierra snow seen as alarming part of climate picture; California eyes recycling wastewater for drinking; Advocacy groups call for a ban on recycled oil field wastewater to irrigate crops; and more …

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In California water news today, Low Sierra snow seen as alarming part of climate picture; California eyes recycling wastewater for drinking; Advocacy groups call for a ban on recycled oil field wastewater to irrigate crops; How revenue losses played into decision to relax conservation rules in California; Former Interior head enlisted for Delta tunnels; California rice harvest expected to be […]

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News Worth Noting: Costa warns of only 17 legislative days before rain and snow season begins; Rep. McNerney continues the fight to protect the Delta against harmful GOP tactics; Blue-green algae blooming in Pit River Arm of Shasta Lake

Costa Warns of Only 17 Legislative Days Before Rain and Snow Season Begins Today, Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed The Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016. “If we are ever going to get a California water bill signed into law, all legislative options must remain […]

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News Worth Noting: New fact sheets available from PPIC: California’s latest drought; Water use in California

New fact sheet: California’s latest drought From the Public Policy Institute of California: California has been in a major drought.  Droughts are a recurring feature of California’s climate, and the four-year period between fall 2011 and fall 2015 was the driest since record keeping began in 1895. High temperatures worsened its effects, with 2014 and 2015 being the two hottest […]

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