THIS JUST IN … Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Members put off vote on California Water Fix

Citing the need for additional time to consider the information before them, the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Members, after more than four hours of deliberation and public comment, decided to put off the decision on participation in the full Cal Water Fix project until next week; they will take up the matter again on Tuesday, May 8th, at […]

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Stay on top of California water news and policy for another year!

“When it comes to California water, nothing is easy” (That’s why water district officials, politicians, farmers, policy makers, scientists and more all turn to Maven’s Notebook!) A lot of people have strong opinions about California’s complex water issues. But it’s fair to say that only readers of award-winning Maven’s Notebook can be sure they have an informed opinion. As a […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Streamlining Federal Permitting Key to Safe, Reliable Water Infrastructure; But Democrats say GOP Ignores Drinking Water Needs at Hearing

Streamlining Federal Permitting Key to Safe, Reliable Water Infrastructure From the Natural Resources Committee: Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held an oversight hearing on the state of the nation’s water and power infrastructure. “Water infrastructure is perhaps the most important, yet overlooked, form of infrastructure in our nation,” District Manager of Kennewick Irrigation District Charles Freeman stated. […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Statewide Mercury Control Program for Reservoirs Questionnaire Report Now Available

From the State Water Board’s Statewide Mercury Control Program for Reservoirs: The Statewide Mercury Control Program for Reservoirs publically released the Summary of Responses from the Water Chemistry and Fisheries Management Questionnaire and Workshops. The report summarizes statewide reservoir: physical characteristics water chemistry management (e.g. oxygenation, chemical controls) fisheries management activities (e.g. fish stocking, culling) owner’s preference for pilot test […]

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Happy New Year!

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done.  One is called yesterday and the other is tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”  –Dalai Lama Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018! From Maven Dear Readers: Hardly any new water news today, so nothing really to post.  In […]

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It’s not too late to support Maven’s Notebook – and get a tax deduction for 2017

Dear readers, As part of the California water community, you know Maven’s Notebook and the California Water Library are all about providing the timely and relevant news and information about California water that you need. Time and again Maven’s Notebook readers and California Water Library users tell me how these resources inform their work, shift their perspective, and expanded their […]

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READER SURVEY: Your chance to weigh in on the next generation of Maven’s websites!

Website Advisory Group members and beta testers needed! Dear Readers, Earlier this fall, I reached a milestone with the launch the California Water Library, a project that was in development for more than a year.  However, it is just the beginning.  There is more development and continued expansion planned for the California Water Library, improvements to the Maven’s Notebook website, […]

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Make a tax-deductible donation to Maven’s Notebook and make an investment in California’s water future …

Dear Reader, When it comes to California’s water issues, you understand the importance of unbiased reporting. Whether it is coverage of the Oroville Dam incident, the passage of the WIIN Act, or the Grant Davis appointment at the Department of Water Resources, you can count on immediate, comprehensive, and impartial reporting from Maven’s Notebook. Today, policy makers and stakeholders continue […]

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