CASGEM Report: DWR/Local Groundwater Monitoring Partnership Expands and Improves

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From the Department of Water Resources: The latest update on California’s efforts to track groundwater shows that 94 percent of the state’s 127 high- and medium-priority groundwater basins are fully monitored and more than 1.5 million groundwater elevation measurements from across the state have been entered into the online system that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) manages in […]

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The Bay Institute responds to Sacramento River Settlement Contractors

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Sacramento River Settlement Contractors will receive full deliveries of water this year at the expense of the salmon runs, they say From The Bay Institute, in response to Sacramento River Settlement Contractors frustrated by delay in implementing the Sacramento River operations plan for summer The Bay Institute agrees with the Sacramento River Settlement Contractors that it has taken the Bureau […]

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This just in … Sacramento River Settlement Contractors frustrated by delay in implementing the Sacramento River operations plan for summer

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Proposed Shasta Reservoir Releases Focuses Solely on Temperature for Winter Run Eggs; SRSCs Call for More Holistic Approach to Managing Water for Farms, Fish and Birds The Sacramento River Settlement Contractors (SRSCs) have reviewed the Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) plan for Sacramento River Operations this summer which is nearly identical to the March 31 plan submitted and approved by the […]

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Stanford researchers highlight steps toward sustainable groundwater management in California

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Survey of groundwater professionals points to need for standardized data monitoring and makes policy recommendations for successful implementation of historic groundwater legislation. From the Stanford News Service: After decades of dysfunction that have exacerbated chronic water problems, historic groundwater legislation has brought California to the cusp of a new era of water management. Meeting the law’s goals, however, will require […]

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Reactions to judge’s clarification on the Delta Plan ruling

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On Thursday, the Sacramento Superior Court issued tentative ruling on multiple parties requests for clarification of the recent ruling on the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan.  Read the article here. Later in the day, the Delta Stewardship Council issued a statement saying they would likely appeal.  Click here to read the Delta Stewardship Council’s statement. Here are the reactions from […]

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PPIC Report: Lessons for California: How Australia Manages Water for the Environment

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Environment Is Equal Player, With Tools To Reduce Damage To Ecosystems, Native Species From the Public Policy Institute of California: Drought management tools developed to sustain the environment during Australia’s recent decade-long drought are broadly applicable in California. They could help the state’s water managers reduce the devastating effects of water scarcity on native species and ecosystems. These are among […]

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Cal Water Fix update: State Water Board issues ruling, grants 27-day extension of deadline to submit objections for California Water Fix hearing

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Late Friday, the State Water Resources Control Board issued a ruling responding to the multiple requests for an extension of the deadline to submit procedural or evidentiary objections concerning the DWR and Reclamation’s submitted documents outlining their case for the California Water Fix project. Multiple groups had requested an extension due to the large volume of material that was submitted […]

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House delegation sends letter to Secretary Jewell regarding FWS & NMFS proposed actions for Delta smelt, salmon

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Congressman Costa and others calls on the Administration to reexamine ‘harmful actions’ From the Office of Congressman Jim Costa: Today, Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) and fifteen members of the California House delegation sent a letter to U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker regarding proposed actions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

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California Water Fix update: Groups respond to DWR and Reclamation’s objection to the request for extension

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Additional groups file requests for an extension Several groups have sent letters in response to the Department of Water Resources letter to the State Water Board opposing the multiple requests for an extension of time after DWR and Reclamation submitted their documents to the State Water Board in preparation for the upcoming hearing. (In other words, it’s the response to […]

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California Water Fix update: DWR and Reclamation send letter to State Board, opposing an extension of time

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Submitted information is not new, the letter states Last week after the Department of Water Resources and Reclamation filed their documents outlining their case for the California Water Fix project to the State Water Board, several groups made requests for extension of time to review the documents. In a letter to the State Water Board, DWR and Reclamation oppose any […]

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