NEWS WORTH NOTING: Maven’s Notebook author joins ‘The Water Zone’; Scoping Meeting for Delta Plan Amendment has concluded, but comments still welcome; Introducing Water Sage California

Maven’s Notebook Author Joins The Water Zone Expert on California water to be regular contributor on water-focused radio show From the Toro Company: The Water Zone radio show is pleased to announce that Ms. Chris Austin, founder of Maven’s Notebook, will be joining the program as a regular contributor. Maven’s Notebook is the comprehensive source for California water news, information […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: The Freshwater Trust helps develop program to offset phosphorus and improve habitat in NorCal; DWR announces Water-Energy Grants; Lake Davis Fills as anticipated, spillway outflows begin

The Freshwater Trust Helps Develop Program to Offset Phosphorus and Improve Habitat in Northern California Wetland From the Freshwater Trust: The Freshwater Trust (TFT) is working with the Northern California City of Santa Rosa to develop a program to reduce phosphorus and improve habitat quality in the Laguna de Santa Rosa. While home to a number of threatened and endangered […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: San Diego Civic and Business Leaders Call on MWD to ‘Stop the Spending!’; Final enviro docs for proposed reuse of oil field water in Kern-Tulare Water District; Metropolitan launches new retro design advertising campaign

San Diego Civic and Business Leaders Call on MWD to ‘Stop the Spending!’ San Diego County Board of Supervisors supports efforts to end uncontrolled spending as new study raises more questions about fiscal practices at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California From the San Diego County Water Authority: The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today unanimously adopted a […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Natural Resources Agency announces awards for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program; Threatened green sturgeon rescued from Fremont Weir; Final sign-up deadline set for East Porterville homeowners

Natural Resources Agency Announces Awards for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program From the California Natural Resources Agency: The California Natural Resources Agency today announced $6.7 million in funding for 15 Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) projects statewide. EEM provides grants to local, state and federal governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations for projects to mitigate environmental impacts caused by […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Governor Brown requests presidential major disaster declaration for February; State Water Board reminds water right holders of April 1 reporting deadline; Sacramento River spawning habitat restoration underway

Governor Brown Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration Due to February Storms, Damage to Oroville Dam Spillway From the Office of the Governor: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to aid with repairs to the damaged Oroville Dam spillway and to bolster state and local recovery efforts following February storms that caused major flooding, levee […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Natural Resources Agency releases 10-Year plan for the Salton Sea; CDFW awards $15M for fisheries habitat restoration and forest legacy projects; LAO Hearing Handouts: Overview of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, Prop 1 2014 water bond

Natural Resources Agency releases 10-Year plan to protect public health and habitat at the Salton Sea From the California Natural Resources Agency: Shoreline likely to recede over the next decade at the northern and southern ends of the Salton Sea will be targeted for habitat and dust-suppression projects under a 10-year plan released today by the California Natural Resources Agency. […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Water Storage Investment Program application period now open; Restore the Delta releases ‘California’s Sustainable Water Plan’; State Water Board Releases Draft Emergency Regulation Setting Fees For SGMA Intervention

Water Storage Investment Program Application Period Now Open From the California Water Commission: The California Water Commission is now accepting applications for the Water Storage Investment Program. The application period will be open from March 14, 2017 to August 14, 2017. The Commission recently launched an Application Resources page which contains a link to the Department of Water Resources submittal […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Final Enviro Docs for Recapturing 2017 San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows; Wildlife Photo of the Year; Los Banos Farmer is Newly Elected Chair of San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority

Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Document for Recapturing 2017 San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Finding of No Significant Impact for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program plan to recapture a portion of its Restoration Flows at Patterson Irrigation District (PID) and Banta-Carbona Irrigation District (BCID) in 2017. The […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Wildlife Conservation Board funds streamflow enhancement projects; USDA seeks project proposals to protect and restore critical wetlands; Weekly water and climate update

Wildlife Conservation Board funds streamflow enhancement projects From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: At its March 9 Streamflow Enhancement meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $20 million of Proposition 1 Funds in grants through the Streamflow Enhancement Program. The program awards grant funding on a competitive basis to projects that represent the mission of the WCB and […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Water Storage Investment Program regulations approved; LAO report: Residential water use trends and implications for conservation policy; Nimbus Hatchery releases 420,000 American River steelhead

Water Storage Investment Program Regulations Approved by California Office of Administrative Law Application Period for Water Storage Projects Begins March 14, 2017 From the California Water Commission: The California Water Commission (Commission) announced today that starting March 14, 2017, proponents of new water storage projects in California may submit applications for funding of public benefits under the water bond approved […]

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