NEWS WORTH NOTING: Federal, state and local leaders celebrate completion of South Sacramento flood protection project; U.S. EPA and California approve permit for Point Loma wastewater facility

Federal, state and local leaders celebrate completion of South Sacramento flood protection project From the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers: Federal, state and local leaders celebrated the completion of the South Sacramento County Streams project during a media event at Florin Creek Park on August 9. The South Sacramento County Streams project constructed channel and levee improvements, floodwalls, detention […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING, water storage edition: Sites Reservoir, Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion, and Temperance Flat submit applications for Prop 1 funding

The deadline for applications for Prop 1 funds were due to the Water Commission yesterday.  Here are three of the projects vying for funding, but do note that these are not the only projects that will be applying. Offstream storage project in Northern California takes critical step forward Submittal of application to the California Water Commission for Prop 1 funds […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR Launches Salmon Spawning Improvement Project; Public invited to view the solar eclipse at Shasta Dam

DWR Launches Salmon Spawning Improvement Project From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) launched a Feather River salmon spawning improvement project today in the City of Oroville. The project will be completed by the end of August, in anticipation of the salmon spawning season that commences in September. DWR fishery biologists have identified key […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: SCWC unveils education & outreach program in support of CA WaterFix; Last of ‘Mothball Fleet’ ships leaves Suisun Bay; City of San Diego agrees to $3.2 Million settlement on erosion control case

SCWC Unveils Education & Outreach Program In Support of CA WaterFix From the Southern California Water Committee: Today the Southern California Water Committee (SCWC) launches WaterNext, an Education and Outreach Program in support of California WaterFix. The program, including digital advertising, outreach and social media, is driven by the fundamental fact that Southern Californians have the right to expect a […]

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CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Metropolitan’s third white paper on Cal Water Fix finance and cost allocation

The third in a series of policy papers prepared for the consideration of Metropolitan’s Board of Directors in advance of planned summer meetings and decisions in fall 2017. From the Metropolitan Water District: Modernizing and improving California’s water system is essential for the reliable delivery of water supplies to much of the state. About 30 percent of the water that […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Conservation, Environmental Justice, and industry lawsuit asserts Water Boards failed to protect clean water from agricultural pollution

Conservation, Environmental Justice, and Industry Lawsuit Asserts Water Boards Failed to Protect Clean Water from Agricultural Pollution (Sacramento, CA) Last week, a coalition of non-profit and trade organizations filed a lawsuit in Sacramento California Superior Court against the State Water Resources Control Board and the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board claiming that the boards have repeatedly failed to […]

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THIS JUST IN … State Water Board Announces New Executive Director

Former Federal Official Eileen Sobeck Brings 40 Years of Government Experience From the State Water Resources Control Board: After a lengthy, competitive, and deliberative process, the State Water Resources Control Board has named Eileen Sobeck as its next Executive Director.  She replaces Tom Howard, who retired in May 2017. After reviewing a wealth of qualified applicants, the State Water Board […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: California Water Fix opposed by recreational boaters group; Delta Conservancy adopts 2017-2022 Strategic Plan; Metropolitan launches “Summer of H2Love” water conservation, advertising campaign; Weekly water and climate report

California Water Fix opposed by recreational boaters group From the Recreational Boaters of California: The Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC), a non-profit organization serving the boating community, has stated its opposition to the proposed WaterFix project, a massive construction project that could seriously impact boaters’ access to the Delta for years to come. “RBOC has, for decades, been at the […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State Water Board approves removal of drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium; Pyramid Lake algal bloom tested at ‘warning’ level

State Water Board Approves Removal of Drinking Water Standard for Hexavalent Chromium Action Fulfills Court Order; Board to Create New Standard From the State Water Resources Control Board: In accordance with a recent court ruling, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a resolution today to remove the current maximum contaminant level (MCL) for the pollutant hexavalent chromium found in […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Incidental Take Permit issued for the California Water Fix; San Diego County Water Authority seeks review of MWD wheeling rates; LaMalfa, Garamendi urge funding for Sites Reservoir; Corps awards $19.5 million contract for Natomas levee construction

Incidental Take Permit issued for the California Water Fix From the California Water Fix website: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued an incidental take permit for the construction and operation of California WaterFix in compliance with Section 2081(b) of the California Endangered Species Act. This permit authorizes the incidental take of state-listed species associated with future operation […]

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