News Worth Noting: State, interest groups issue statements as Cal Water Fix hearings begin; New report to improve investment in rivers; More blue-green algae warnings

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California Water Fix hearings at the State Water Board to being today From the California Natural Resources Agency: [Today], the State Water Resources Control Board will begin public hearings on the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) request to add three new points of diversion for California WaterFix. The opening three days of the hearings will likely begin with policy statements […]

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News Worth Noting: Notice of opportunity to comment on statewide dredged or fill procedures; Proposed Delta Plan amendment for single-year water transfers now available for public comment; Enviro docs and public meetings for Folsom Dam Raise; National weekly climate and water update

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Notice of opportunity to comment on statewide dredged or fill procedures From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board will receive public comments on the Proposed Amendments to both the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California (Ocean Plan), and the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries […]

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News Worth Noting: CA Supreme Court reverses ruling on right-of-entry statutes; Groups file notice of intent to sue feds over Klamath salmon; Stanford researchers reveal cost-effective path to drought resiliency; Blue-green algal bloom persists in Pyramid Lake

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Legal Alert: California Supreme Court Reverses Ruling on Right-of-Entry Statutes Reversal Allows Public Agencies to Access Properties for Necessary Inspections and Testing Prior to Eminent Domain Actions From Best Best & Krieger: In a unanimous decision today, the California Supreme Court upheld the state’s precondemnation right of entry statutes as constitutional, reversing a March 2014 ruling from the Court of […]

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News Worth Noting: New PPIC Report: Accounting for California’s water; UC Riverside researchers to study health impacts of drought; Household & small water system drought assistance program

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PPIC Report: Accounting for California’s water From the Public Policy Institute of California: Understanding California’s water balance sheet—how much there is, who has claims to it, and what is actually being “spent”—is key to effectively managing the state’s limited water supply in support of a healthy economy and environment. The latest drought has spotlighted serious gaps and fragmentation in California’s […]

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News Worth Noting: State Water Board approves new deadline to end illegal water diversions from the Carmel River; More blue-green algae warnings for Northern California lakes; City of San Diego faces proposed penalty of $4.6M for lax construction site erosion control

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State Water Board Approves New Deadline to End Illegal Water Diversions from the Carmel River The State Water Resources Control Board today approved an extension of time for California American Water (Cal-Am) to comply with a Cease and Desist Order to stop the illegal diversion of water from the Carmel River. The State Water Board in 1995 ordered Cal-Am, which […]

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News Worth Noting: SGMA Implementation BMP update; Delta Conservancy to host workshop for Prop 1 grant program; Friant Class 1 water supply allocation increased to 75%; LA Waterkeeper files lawsuit against State Water Board

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Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Implementation: Best Management Practices Update From the Department of Water Resources: The purpose of the Best Management Practices (BMP) Development Framework (Framework), now available on the DWR BMP webpage, is to outline DWR’s approach to and timing for developing and updating BMPs as part of the Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGM) Program. The Framework describes how interested […]

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News Worth Noting: Costa warns of only 17 legislative days before rain and snow season begins; Rep. McNerney continues the fight to protect the Delta against harmful GOP tactics; Blue-green algae blooming in Pit River Arm of Shasta Lake

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Costa Warns of Only 17 Legislative Days Before Rain and Snow Season Begins Today, Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed The Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016. “If we are ever going to get a California water bill signed into law, all legislative options must remain […]

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News Worth Noting: New fact sheets available from PPIC: California’s latest drought; Water use in California

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New fact sheet: California’s latest drought From the Public Policy Institute of California: California has been in a major drought.  Droughts are a recurring feature of California’s climate, and the four-year period between fall 2011 and fall 2015 was the driest since record keeping began in 1895. High temperatures worsened its effects, with 2014 and 2015 being the two hottest […]

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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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News Worth Noting: House Committee on Natural Resources: California water supply under threat by conflicting federal agencies; Fitch removes Westlands Water District’s negative bond rating

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California Water Supply Under Threat by Conflicting Federal Agencies From the House Committee on Natural Resources: [Yesterday], the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held an oversight hearing on conflicting ideas between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that could threaten portions of California’s water supply. NMFS proposed holding back water behind Shasta […]

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