News Worth Noting: Three CWA-sponsored customer protection bills signed into law; First phase of Hamilton ecosystem restoration work awarded; Orange County’s Groundwater Replenishment System produces 200 billion gallons of water

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Three CWA-sponsored customer protection bills signed into law From the California Water Association: Governor Jerry Brown today signed the last of three bills sponsored by the California Water Association (CWA) in the 2016 California legislative session that strengthen customer benefits and protections in the Water Code and Public Utilities Code. CWA represents 108 investor-owned water companies (IOWC) throughout the state […]

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News Worth Noting: CDFW to begin reintroductions of rare rescued trout to McCloud River tributaries; Reclamation to provide $3.3M for Friant-Kern Canal reverse flow pump-back project

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CDFW to Begin Reintroductions of Rare Rescued Trout to McCloud River Tributaries From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Northern Region Inland Fisheries Program and Heritage and Wild Trout Program staff will soon reintroduce a small population of rare rescued trout to their native waters in the McCloud River in Shasta County. […]

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News Worth Noting: Public-private effort to restore tides to hundreds of acres of Suisun Marsh; New guidebook facilitates construction projects in the Delta; 2017 Water Policy Challenge and Water Data Challenge

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Public-Private Effort to Restore Tides to Hundreds of Acres of Suisun Marsh Tidal Wetlands Help Delta Smelt and Other Imperiled Species From the California Natural Resources Agency: Local, state, federal , and private industry leaders on Monday kicked off the largest tidal wetland restoration project in the Delta, breaking ground on a project to return salty tides to several hundred […]

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News Worth Noting: Costa, Denham, McClintock to SWRCB: Lack of public hearing “unacceptable”; Governor signs bill to improve irrigation equipment efficiency; Kings County groundwater legislation signed into law; Sonoma County board members call for extended public comment period on Russian River plan

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Costa, Denham, McClintock to California SWRCB: Lack of Public Hearing “Unacceptable” From the office of Congressman Jim Costa: Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16), Rep. Jeff Denham (CA-10), and Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-4) today submitted a letter to the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in response to its revised Draft Substitute Environmental Document (SED) that supports of Phase 1 of […]

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Reactions to the State Water Resources Control Board’s proposal for San Joaquin River tributaries

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Here are the reactions to the State Water Board’s proposal for the San Joaquin River tributaries: (Listed in alphabetical order) From the California Farm Bureau Federation River-flow plan will cause needless suffering Water supplies dedicated to fish should be subject to the same efficiency standards as those affecting California farmers and homeowners, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation, which […]

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News Worth Noting: New fish intake debuts on the Sacramento River; Delta Stewardship Council requests comments on single-year transfers; USFS & Coca-Cola announce restoration of 1B liters of water; Jackson Family Wines’ 2021 sustainability goals

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New Fish Screen And Water Intake Facility Improves Fish Passage on the Sacramento River From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Endangered salmon, steelhead and sturgeon will soon be safe from the deadly pull of water pumps on the Sacramento River in Yolo County now that a new diversion facility has finished construction. A nearly century old water intake on […]

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News Worth Noting: DWR Seeks proposals for Delta habitat restoration projects; Bill addresses excessive water use by some water purveyors; Request for proposals for Central Valley Disadvantaged Community Water Quality Grants Program

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DWR Seeks Proposals for Habitat Restoration Projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta First-of-its-Kind Request for Proposal Invites Non-Governmental Participation From the Department of Water Resources: In an effort to quicken the pace of habitat restoration in California’s biggest estuary, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today invited private companies, non-profit groups and individuals to submit proposals to create wetlands […]

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News Worth Noting: Additional docs available for draft Water Storage Investment Program regs; DWR releases Perris Dam Draft Environmental Impact Report; NOAA selects Barry Thom as next West Coast Regional Administrator

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Additional documents available for draft Water Storage Investment Program regulations From the California Water Commission: The California Water Commission is adding documents to the rulemaking record for the draft Water Storage Investment Program regulations. The documents are data and modeling products, which are referenced in the previously noticed Water Storage Investment Program Technical Reference. Please see the attached Second Notice […]

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News Worth Noting: State Water Board releases draft feasibility report on Direct Potable Reuse; Public Survey on updating the Delta Conservancy’s Strategic Plan; National weekly water and climate update

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State Water Board Releases Draft Report on Feasibility of Regulating Direct Potable Reuse of Recycled Water From the State Water Resources Control Board: Today the State Water Resources Control Board released its draft report to the Legislature on the feasibility of developing regulations for the direct potable reuse of recycled water, achieving one of the many steps in furthering Governor […]

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News Worth Noting: Statewide Water Conservation Steady at 20% in July; New online tool for tracking progress of Delta actions; Bureau of Reclamation launches American River Basin Study; Argonaut Mine added to Superfund list

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Statewide Water Conservation Steady at 20 Percent in July From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board today announced that urban Californians’ water conservation remained steady at 20 percent in July, just one percentage point below June’s savings of 21 percent. The July results come even after the state relaxed conservation requirements in recognition of […]

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