NEWS WORTH NOTING: Delta Stewardship Council Votes to Approve Delta Plan Amendments; Corps, SCWA sign $6.3 million cost-sharing agreement for Dry Creek Project; Weekly water and climate update

Delta Stewardship Council Votes to Approve Delta Plan Amendments Fails to meet state mandates, says Restore the Delta From Restore the Delta: The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) endorsed proposed conveyance and storage amendments to the Delta Plan today. For years, Restore the Delta, environmental groups, and Delta residents have requested the Delta Stewardship Council to follow Delta Reform Act mandates […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Delta Independent Science Board releases review of California Water Fix Final EIR; ACWA Policy Document: 21st century water infrastructure; Blue-green algal bloom found in San Luis Reservoir

Delta Independent Science Board releases review of California Water Fix EIR From the Delta Independent Science Board: The Delta Reform Act of 2009 directs the Delta Independent Science Board to review environmental impact assessments of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (now California WaterFix). Here, in our fifth such review, we focus on the adequacy of the scientific information presented in […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Seats Available on New Sonoma County Groundwater Advisory Committees; Corps releases revised docs for Folsom Dam Raise project; Court finds local taxes on non-Indian possessory interests in Indian Country not preempted by federal law

Seats Available on New Sonoma County Groundwater Advisory Committees People who are interested in groundwater and who live in the Santa Rosa Plain or in Sonoma Valley groundwater basins, are urged to apply for a seat on one of the new groundwater advisory committees. The new advisory committees will provide input and feedback on policies, programs and projects to the […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Butte Creek salmon recovery efforts celebrated: Weekly Water and Climate Update: Snowpack persists in the mountains of the West

Butte Creek Salmon Recovery Efforts Celebrated 20th Anniversary of Restoration Efforts that Have Led to Significant Salmon Recovery DURHAM – Partners from state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, water districts, and farmers today commemorated the 20th anniversary of restoration efforts on Butte Creek that have led to a significant recovery of spring-run Chinook salmon. Butte Creek is one of only […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Reclamation announces public scoping meetings on Shasta Dam fish passage evaluation; DWR releases final enviro docs for new Delta research station; Western water districts partner with federal agencies to explore next generation of water-saving devices and projects

Reclamation Announces Public Scoping Meetings on Shasta Dam Fish Passage Evaluation From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation will hold two public scoping meetings to gather information from other agencies, interested parties, and the public on the scope of alternatives for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Shasta Dam Fish Passage Evaluation (SDFPE) project. […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Water Efficiency Expert Mary Ann Dickinson Named Leader of the California Water Efficiency Partnership

Water Efficiency Expert Mary Ann Dickinson Named Leader of the California Water Efficiency Partnership The California Water Efficiency Partnership has announced the selection of water efficiency expert Mary Ann Dickinson to lead the organization into its new future. The Partnership, formerly the California Urban Water Conservation Council, is dedicated to advancing water efficiency in California by providing leadership and expertise […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: New PPIC report: Building drought resilience in California’s cities and suburbs; Folsom Dam Water Control Manual update out for public review; Lawsuit filed against DWR over Oroville Dam records

New PPIC Report: Building Drought Resilience in California’s Cities and Suburbs From the Public Policy Institute of California: California’s urban water suppliers have become increasingly adept at drought management thanks to investments in diverse supplies, cooperative efforts with neighbors, and programs to manage water demand. But in the face of extreme hot and dry conditions, questions arose over preparedness for […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: CDFW seeking grant proposals to restore habitat impacted by cannabis cultivation; California announces commitments to address ocean acidification and other threats to coastal communities and ecosystems

CDFW Seeking Grant Proposals to Restore Habitat Impacted by Cannabis Cultivation From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for habitat restoration projects within the California watersheds most impacted by unregulated cannabis cultivation. Contingent on the Budget Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018, a total of $1.5 million in […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Klamath River emergency dilution flows not required in 2017; Bill to protect Clear Lake passes State Assembly, moves to Senate; New water source for Lake Camanche Village moves forward

Klamath River Emergency Dilution Flows Not Required in 2017 From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation announces that Klamath River emergency dilution flows will not be required in 2017 to mitigate the effects of a parasite called Ceratanova shasta (or C. shasta) on outmigrating juvenile salmon. The announcement is made following weeks of monitoring parasite spore concentrations and […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: BBID-backed water reform bill passes Assembly; New infographic on water use and efficiency in the Sacramento region; State Lands Commission publishes Huntington Beach desal project enviro docs

BBID-Backed Water Reform Bill Passes Assembly From the Byron Bethany Irrigation District: On Tuesday, the California State Assembly overwhelmingly passed a major water bill backed by Byron-Bethany Irrigation District (BBID). Assembly Bill 313, introduced earlier this year by Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) to reestablish balance and fairness for California’s water rights holders, was passed with an initial 55-0 vote. BBID […]

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