News Worth Noting: State Water Board notifies water right holders of failure to report diversions; Costa applauds the groundbreaking of the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program

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State Water Board Notifies Water Right Holders of Failure to Report Diversions From the State Water Resources Control Board: What: The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Rights has notified more than 3,700 holders of water right permits and licenses representing more than 4,300 water rights that they have failed to file their 2015 reports of diversion and […]

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News Worth Noting: Harmful cyanobacteria detected in parts of Lake Shasta; Visalia dairy to pay fine for failure to file annual reports; Santa Ana sucker lawsuit threatened & response to lawsuit; National water and climate report

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Harmful Cyanobacteria Detected in Parts of Lake Shasta; Caution Urged with Contact through Labor Day Weekend From the State Water Resources Control Board: State and federal environmental and land management agencies have joined together to urge boaters and recreational users to exercise caution when enjoying certain parts of Lake Shasta through the Labor Day weekend. On August 9, scientists working […]

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News Worth Noting: Coalition supporting CalWater Fix debunks biased study; Delta Counties Coalition: New analysis raises serious doubt about financial viability of the Delta tunnels project; Reclamation to release additional water from Trinity Reservoir

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Coalition supporting California Water Fix debunks biased ‘study’ manufactured by project opponents Author and funders are longtime advocates against WaterFix. Report completely fails to acknowledge economic losses of future water cutbacks without project. From Californians for Water Security: Today, Californians for Water Security blasted a report released by California WaterFix opponent Jeffrey Michael, who works as a vocal and active […]

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News Worth Noting: WaterFix tunnel project not economically justified, study finds; Proposed Delta Tidal Habitat Restoration Project Environmental Review documents released by DWR; Markets-based approach can help solve global water scarcity

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WaterFix tunnel project not economically justified, study finds University of the Pacific report: Just 23 cents in benefit for every dollar spent From the University of the Pacific: Like the Bay-Delta Conversation Plan before it, California WaterFix would cost more to build than it would deliver in return, according to new research by University of the Pacific’s Center for Business […]

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This just in … Delta Stewardship Council appeals June 24 ruling of Sacramento County Superior Court

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From the Delta Stewardship Council: The Delta Stewardship Council today (Tuesday) appealed a June 24 ruling of the Sacramento Superior Court that invalidated the Council’s Delta Plan over what the court said were the Delta Plan’s lack of enforceable, quantifiable targets for some of its performance measures and the failure to adequately promote options for conveying water across the Delta. […]

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News Worth Noting: Natomas Basin project agreement signals transition to levee improvement construction; Central Valley Water Board issues violation notices to 67 Valley growers for failing to submit nitrogen mgt plans; East Porterville homes connected to water system

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Natomas Basin project agreement signals transition to levee improvement construction From the Army Corps of Engineers: Construction to implement flood risk management improvements to Natomas Basin levees is one step closer to reality after leaders from the Department of the Army, State of California and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency signed a project partnership agreement August 18. The partnership […]

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Latest issue of the California Journal of Politics and Policy focuses on water in the West

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The California Journal of Politics and Policy (CJPP) is an online journal of original scholarship, cutting edge research, and informed commentary regarding all aspects of national, state, and local government, electoral politics, and public policy formation and implementation. Published by the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California-Berkeley, the Journal provides timely insights and historical and comparative perspective […]

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This just in … Groups request new environmental review for Delta tunnels

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Key data missing on water quality, fish, agriculture and public health impacts, they say From the CSPA, PCL, Friends of the River, C-WIN, AquAlliance, Restore the Delta, and others: Today, a coalition of conservation, fishing, and public interest organizations sent a letter to state and federal agencies requesting a new (and complete) environmental analysis of Governor Brown’s Delta Tunnels (CA […]

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News Worth Noting: DWR Releases draft EIR on State Water Project contract extension; Draft Technical Reference docs for the Water Storage Investment Program now available; Proposed revisions to Water Boards’ enforcement policy will likely lead to higher penalties

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DWR releases draft Environmental Impact Report on State Water Project contract extension The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released for public review a draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on extending the term of its water supply contracts with 29 public agencies in northern California, the Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Central Coast and Southern California. The 29 agencies contract […]

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News Worth Noting: NRDC: State Water Board gives undeserved A’s on drought ‘stress test’; Westlands: UC Davis study proves government-caused drought far worse than Mother Nature’s; New portal for answers about harmful algal blooms; NOAA launches first national water forecast model

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State Water Board gives undeserved A’s on drought ‘stress test’ From the NRDC: The California State Water Resources Control Board today released an analysis of the self-certifications of water agencies across the state, focusing on compliance and reported mandatory conservation targets. In May, the Board put their faith in the hands of California water suppliers when it adopted a new […]

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