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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California Water Fix hearings: Motion filed to exclude Westlands testimony from the hearing

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Westlands submitted case-in-chief is irrelevant to Part 1B of the hearing, Protestants say As the California Water Fix hearings resume with Part 1B at the State Water Board today, the Hearing Officers now have a another issue before them. San Joaquin County protestants, the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District, and the Local Agencies of the North Delta have filed […]

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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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This just in … State Water Board Releases Draft Flow Objectives for San Joaquin River; Salinity Objectives for the Southern Delta

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) staff today released a draft proposal to update water quality requirements for salinity in the southern Delta and water flows in major tributaries to the San Joaquin River (the Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced Rivers), which drain into the southern Delta. The refined salinity requirements […]

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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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This just in … Californians for Water Security Statement in Response to Release of ‘Outdated’ Draft Economic Analysis

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This just in from Californians for Water Security: Today, Californians for Water Security issued the following statement in response to Restore the Delta’s release of an outdated and incomplete draft economic analysis regarding California Water Fix. From Robin Swanson, on behalf of Californians for Water Security: “Once again, Restore the Delta is distorting reality in an attempt to stop one […]

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