DAILY DIGEST: A ban on Delta tunnels lawsuits slips into federal spending plan, Garamendi set to ‘brawl’; Water planners work to enhance snowpack data; Hemp legalization poised to transform agriculture; Humboldt County to draft stance on future of Eel River dams; and more …

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In California water news today, A ban on Delta tunnels lawsuits slips into federal spending plan, Garamendi set to ‘brawl’; Water planners work to enhance snowpack data; Climate change is making droughts worse in the western US; Hemp legalization poised to transform agriculture in the arid West; Concerns swell over Trump’s proposed end of funding for beach water quality tests; […]

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THIS JUST IN … Congressman John Garamendi Slams Efforts to Outlaw Judicial Review of California WaterFix; NRDC and Restore the Delta respond

From Congressman John Garamendi’s office: Today, Congressman John Garamendi, a longtime opponent of the California WaterFix who served as Deputy Secretary of the Interior under President Bill Clinton, critiqued language in the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior and Environment appropriations bill that would prohibit state and federal judicial review of the Environmental Impact Statement or Environmental Impact Report for California WaterFix: […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Three water districts funding Delta tunnel project form oversight agency; Facing climate and water challenges, farmers return to age-old practice; Grace FO will help monitor droughts; Democrats demand release of ‘nightmare’ toxicology study; and more …

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In California water news today, Three water districts funding Delta tunnel project form oversight agency; Facing climate and water challenges, farmers return to age-old practice; Grace FO will help monitor droughts; Democrats demand release of ‘nightmare’ toxicology study; and more … On the calendar today … The State Water Resources Control Board meets at 9:30am. Agenda items are primarily routine, […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Administrative Hearing Office proposed for State Water Board; Public Review of Final South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan; Attorney General Becerra and San Diego Water Board file Notice of Intent to Sue over Tijuana River sewage

Administrative Hearing Office Proposed for State Water Resources Control Board From Best Best & Krieger: With the release of California’s budget trailer bill came proposed new legislation on Friday that would add an Administrative Hearing Office within the State Water Resources Control Board. If passed, the newly formed Administrative Hearing Office would provide a neutral, fair and efficient forum for […]

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THIS JUST IN … State Water Contractors Announce Formation of Joint Powers Authority for California WaterFix

From the State Water Contractors: Uniting Southern and Northern California in a collaborative water supply reliability vision, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) and Zone 7 Water Agency today announced their partnership and formation of the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Joint Powers Authority (DCA) — the public agency that will be […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Seawater intrusion threatens some of CA’s richest farmland; Federal legislation helps to advance Lake McClure storage enhancement project; Shrinking glaciers, bigger fires and hotter nights: How climate change is altering CA

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In California water news today, Seawater intrusion threatens some of California’s richest farmland; Federal Legislation Helps to Advance Lake McClure Storage Enhancement in Mariposa County; To save the forests, Governor Brown wants to burn more trees; Shrinking glaciers, bigger fires and hotter nights: How climate change is altering California In the news today … Seawater intrusion threatens some of California’s […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Can an uneasy truce hold off another water rebellion in the Klamath Basin?; Jerry Meral discusses the Nov. water bond; Here’s why words matter in the migratory bird debate; PG&E plan to sell Potter Valley project unsettles North Coast water system; and more …

In California water news this weekend, Can an uneasy truce hold off another water rebellion on California’s northern border?; November water bond promises $8.7 billion towards securing California’s future; Eradication of invasive rodent off to a slow start; Oroville Dam emergency spillway work to continue into 2019; Here’s why words matter in the migratory bird debate; Trump White House quietly […]

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THIS JUST IN … California WaterFix Implementation Prompts Organizational Adjustments at DWR

Final permitting for WaterFix is on the horizon and implementation is imminent,” says DWR Director Karla Nemeth From Karla Nemeth, Director of the Department of Water Resources: California WaterFix marked several key milestones last year and in recent months, including the completion of the State’s environmental review process, productive collaboration on cost allocation among the State Water Contractors, and the […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Gov. Brown addresses ACWA convention, stresses support for Delta tunnels; Gov. Brown orders major offensive against wildfire threat; Justice Dept asks judge to dismiss climate change lawsuits; ‘We need action,’ federal official tells Colorado River states; and more …

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In California water news today, Governor Brown addresses ACWA convention, stresses support for Delta tunnels project; Governor Brown orders major offensive against wildfire threat; Justice Department asks judge to dismiss climate change lawsuits; Oroville spillway work resumes as funding questions linger; What if people were paid to use less water?; ‘We need action,’ federal official tells Colorado River states; and […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Congressmen Costa, Denham, Garamendi, and McClintock introduce legislation to update water infrastructure projects; Weekly water and climate update: May western snowpack and water supply conditions

Congressmen Costa, Denham, Garamendi, and McClintock Introduce Legislation to Update Water Infrastructure Projects In their ongoing work to improve access to safe and reliable water, Congressmen Jim Costa (D-CA-16), Jeff Denham (R-CA-10), John Garamendi (D-CA-3), and Tom McClintock (R-CA-4) introduced H.R 5726, the Non-Federal Reservoir Operations Improvement Act, in the House of Representatives today. If enacted, the bipartisan legislation would […]

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