NEWS WORTH NOTING: Researchers test new approach to improve fish habitat in Suisun Marsh; EPA provides $135 million for innovative groundwater replenishment project expansion in Orange County

Researchers Test New Approach to Improve Fish Habitat in Suisun Marsh From the Department of Water Resources: “The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has embarked on a novel approach to boost the Delta smelt population in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Starting August 1, DWR will begin directing more fresh water flow into the vast Suisun Marsh, south of Fairfield, to […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Two perspectives: CA plan would shift water away from farms and cities, and back to rivers; Oroville Dam independent review board releases first report; AB 1755 and the politics of California water data; and more …

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In California water news today, Two Perspectives: California Plan Would Shift Water Away From Farms And Cities, And Back To Rivers; Oroville Dam independent review board releases first report; AB 1755 and the politics of California water data; and more … On the calendar today … Innovative water strategies to expand California’s water supply: Panel discussion with scientists from Lawrence […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: EPA provides $699 million for San Francisco wastewater infrastructure upgrades; Second District holds CEQA does not apply to San Luis Obispo County’s issuance of well construction permits under its ministerial governing ordinance

EPA provides $699 million for San Francisco wastewater infrastructure upgrades San Francisco Public Utilities Commission receives funds for its innovative Southeast Treatment Plant Biosolids Digester Facilities Project From the US EPA: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a $699 million loan to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to help finance its innovative Southeast Treatment Plant Biosolids Digester […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Feds warn of potential legal battle over state water plan; Does the Bay Area have enough water for economic growth and salmon?; Groundwater recharge project informs statewide sustainability efforts; and more …

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In California water news today, Feds warn of potential legal battle over state water plan; Ag groups urge State Water Board to reject flows plan; Does the Bay Area have enough water for economic growth and salmon?; Groundwater recharge project informs statewide sustainability efforts; Report: Golden Gate fish route critical for orcas; Improving long term forecasts to predict unusual California […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Cancer-causing chemical still being sprayed in the Delta; Hot weather, land abuses fueling algal blooms; CA’s raging wildfires are creating lightning-filled volcanic clouds; Interior-EPA spending bill on Senate’s to-do list; and more …

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In California water news today, California says this chemical causes cancer. So why is it being sprayed into drinking water?; Hot Weather, Land Abuses Fueling Algal Blooms in Western Waters; California’s raging wildfires are creating lightning-filled volcanic clouds; California regulators consider conservation protections for the state’s largest estuary; Senate’s to-do list: Interior-EPA spending bill, floods, defense; and more … In […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING, DC edition: Following Zinke visit at Denham’s request, DOI blasts State Water Board plan; Huffman introduces NW CA forest protection legislation; Garamendi urges additional funding for Sites Reservoir; McCarthy secures provision to fund water security at NAWS China Lake

Following Zinke visit at Denham’s request, DOI blasts State Water Board plan From the website of Congressman Jeff Denham: Following Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s visit to Don Pedro and New Melones Reservoirs at the request of U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), the Department of Interior issued an official comment on Friday to the State Water Resources Control Board’s […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Department of Interior blasts state water plan; New lawsuit alleges mismanagement of island in the Delta; Unusual California precipitation over last two winters could have been predicted; and more …

In California water news this weekend, A week after visit to New Melones, Department of Interior blasts state water plan; State water plan imperils Chicken Ranch tribe’s plan to use land for agriculture; New lawsuit alleges mismanagement of island in the Delta; When noise becomes signal: Unusual California precipitation over last two winters could have been predicted; With state allocation […]

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THIS JUST IN … California Department of Water Resources Finds Proposed WaterFix Project Consistent with the Delta Plan

From the Delta Stewardship Council: The following certification of consistency with the Delta Plan for a covered action has been submitted to the Delta Stewardship Council: Certification Number: C20185 Covered Action Title: California WaterFix Certifying Agency: California Department of Water Resources Certification Date: 07/27/2018 The certification of consistency and any associated documents are now active and online for public viewing. […]

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DAILY DIGEST: ‘Tahoe will not be blue.’ Why the lake’s warming trends are worrisome; An interview with Laura Friedman on new water efficiency standards; 106 salmon counted in the Salmon River, sparking worries about potential fish kill; and more …

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In California water news today, ‘Tahoe will not be blue.’ Why the lake’s warming trends are worrisome; Water Efficiency Standards for Water Agencies & Local Governments Now State Law: An Interview with Laura Friedman; New state water proposal strongly opposed; Temperance Flat wins some funding; Judge denies preliminary injunction in Klamath Tribes suit; 106 salmon counted in the Salmon River, […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: 58 groups sign on to letter demanding stronger flow standards in Water Board’s Bay-Delta Plan updates; DISB report on water quality science in the Delta

58 Groups Sign on to Letter Demanding Stronger Flow Standards in Water Board’s Bay-Delta Plan Updates Today, a coalition of organizations from fishing, environmental, tribal, Delta, and business communities submitted a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) demanding stronger flow standards in its update of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan—a document that sets regulatory standards […]

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