NEWS WORTH NOTING: Congressmembers Garamendi and McNerney introduce H.R. 1738 to establish Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area; LADWP releases official April 1 snowpack results and Mono Lake levels

Congressmembers Garamendi and McNerney Introduce H.R. 1738 to Establish Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area From the Office of Congressman John Garamendi: Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton, Brentwood), who represent the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, introduced H.R. 1738, which would establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area. The legislation mirrors S. 731, […]

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CALIFORNIA WEATHER BLOG: Unusually strong April storm to bring high-impact weather to much of California

Atmospheric river to bring heavy rain and mountain snow to NorCal, thunderstorms to the Central Valley From Daniel Swain at the California Weather Blog: After a record wet winter across much Northern California (and a less impressive but still above average winter in Southern California), March was a relatively dry month across most of the state. This was especially true […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Feinstein fumes as Trump team waives enviro review for Cadiz project; Drought may be over, but Californians are still saving water; Fly above the Sierra to see what’s in store for California reservoirs; and more …

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In California water news today, Feinstein fumes as Trump team waives environmental review for Mojave water project; Trump administration boosts huge Mojave Desert water-pumping project; Drought may be over, but Californians are still saving water; California’s water savings reached above 25% in February, more than double the same time last year; Northern Sierra is now only 5″ from wettest year […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Statewide water savings exceed 25 percent in February; Water Board adopts revisions to enforcement policy that are expected to generally increase penalties

Statewide water savings exceed 25 percent in February Conservation to Remain a California Way of Life From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board today announced that urban Californians’ monthly water conservation was 25.1 percent in February, more than double the 11.9 percent savings in February 2016, when state-mandated conservation targets were in place. The […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Why Jeremiah saw folly in dam construction’s ‘go-go years’; More bang for your duck; Late week storm to slam California with flooding, mountain snow, and wind; and more …

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In California water news today, Why Jeremiah saw folly in dam construction’s ‘go-go years’; More bang for your duck; How the massive Sierra snowpack will help power homes; Yun is new Executive Officer of the California Water Commission; Late week storm to slam California with flooding, mountain snow, and wind; and more … On the calendar today … The State […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING, legal edition: Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights – The Walker Case; Wallets are Out, Water is In: Thieves of 2017 Find New Focus

Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights – The Walker Case: Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? By Roderick Walston, Best Best & Krieger (via JD Supra) A case currently pending in the Ninth Circuit raises a significant and novel issue of western water law. The case addresses whether the public trust doctrine can […]

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DAILY DIGEST: California desert towns become haven for a new crop: Marijuana; Trump approves funds for storm relief, including $274M for Oroville Dam; New EPA documents reveal even deeper proposed cuts to staff and programs; and more …

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In California water news today, California desert towns become haven for a new crop: Marijuana; Trump approves funds for California relief, including $274 million for Oroville Dam; Trump, Western storms cast uncertainty on Colorado River; New EPA documents reveal even deeper proposed cuts to staff and programs; California’s drought is over.  Now what?; How water gets from the Sierra Nevada […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: EPA, State Water Board cleaned or tested 381 abandoned storage tanks, reducing groundwater threats; Weekly Water and Climate Update: Spring snowfall boosts snowpack in Alaska

U.S. EPA, California cleaned or tested 381 abandoned storage tanks, reducing groundwater threats Actions increase property values, pave way for redevelopment across state From the US EPA: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), has successfully cleaned up abandoned, and potentially leaking, underground petroleum storage tanks throughout the state. […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Why Oroville Dam woes could cut into California water supplies; Melting snowpack and sinking land threaten valley communities with flooding; Joint letter pledges to develop the Temperance Flat Reservoir project; and more …

In California water news this weekend, Why Oroville Dam woes could cut into California water supplies; Oroville Dam documents kept secret by the state, federal officials; A view from the other side of Oroville Dam, now closed to boaters; Melting snowpack and sinking land threaten valley communities with flooding; The big melt:  Here it comes, most reservoirs will be fine; […]

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DAILY DIGEST: In key Sierra measure, California registers its biggest snowpack in years, now poses a flooding risk; With drought emergency over, Californians debate lifting water restrictions; California considers ditching federal flood insurance for state-run program; and more …

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In California water news today, In key Sierra measure, California registers its biggest snowpack in years, now poses a flooding risk; With drought emergency over, Californians debate lifting water restrictions; California considers ditching federal flood insurance for state-run program; Lake Oroville turbine, out of order since 2015, inoperable for the rest of the year; ACWA/CESA Energy Storage Summit explores industry’s […]

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