THIS JUST IN … Oroville Dam, Monday: Spillway flows to go to 0 as work continues; “We will have a spillway to use November 1st,” assures Bill Croyle

This morning, the Department of Water Resources held a press conference about the continuing operations at Oroville Dam and along the Feather River.  Here’s what they had to say. ACTING DWR DIRECTOR BILL CROYLE Bill Croyle began by expressing his appreciation for the local communities of the city of Oroville, Butte County, and those downstream who have been participating in […]

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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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REACTIONS: Westlands, farm organizations react to Central Valley Project allocation of 65% to south-of-Delta ag

Yesterday, the Bureau of Reclamation released its long awaited Central Valley Project allocation for the upcoming growing season.  Generally speaking, all contractors are receiving full supplies with the exception of south-of-Delta M&I who will receive 90% and south-of-Delta agricultural contractors, who will receive 65%. With reservoirs brimming and rivers running high with record precipitation, many question why not full supplies.  […]

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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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MEDIA CALL: Bureau of Reclamation explains why the CVP allocation for south of Delta ag is only 65%

Reclamation officials say carryover storage is to blame, not endangered species regulations Earlier today, the Bureau of Reclamation issued an updated water allocation for the Central Valley Project.  Most are receiving full supplies, with the exception of south of Delta M&I, who are getting 90%, and south of Delta agriculture, whose allocation is only 65%.  This afternoon, the Bureau of […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation Announces the 2017 Water Supply Allocation for the Central Valley Project

100% to north of Delta and In-Delta contractors, farmers south of Delta get 65%, M&I gets 90% From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the 2017 water supply allocation for the remaining Central Valley Project contractors. On Feb. 28, 2017, Reclamation announced the water supply allocation for CVP contractors in the Friant Division (Millerton Reservoir), Eastside […]

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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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