FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: EcoAdapt Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning Opportunity

Does your community need help with climate change adaptation planning?  EcoAdapt, in partnership with Virginia Tech, is excited to offer support for up to eight communities to undertake a stakeholder-driven climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning workshop (1-2 days). We are looking for interested communities who are creating, updating or implementing a local plan (e.g., comprehensive/general, hazard mitigation, neighborhood). […]

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Maven’s Notebook: Telling the story from start to finish

And Then What Happened? Only Maven’s Notebook Tells The California Water Story from Start to Finish! In early 2017, during one of the wettest California winters on record, anyone with a pulse stood transfixed in front of a barrage of unsettling news reports. The main spillway of Oroville, the nation’s tallest dam, was failing. The video was apocalyptic: enormous chunks […]

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ARTICLE TO NOTE … Westlands drainage deal sinks into doldrums

From E&E News: “An ambitious California irrigation drainage deal is now mired deeper than ever in legislative and legal limbo, alarming farmers, spinning government wheels and costing taxpayers money with no relief in sight. Though nearly four years have passed since the Obama administration and the Westlands Water District agreed to settle their high-stakes drainage differences, the deal remains incomplete. […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation releases Biological Assessment for California water operations

From the Bureau of Reclamation: “The Bureau of Reclamation released late yesterday the Biological Assessment for the re-initiation of consultation on the coordinated long-term operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project. The document was transmitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service for consideration in developing new biological opinions covering CVP […]

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WEBSITE NEWS: Join my website advisory group, Submit your photo for Sunday’s Daily Digest, Turning off browser notifications, Stats and demographics (is this you?), and thank you to my donors, sponsors, and readers!

Dear Readers, Happy New Year to you!  May 2019 be a year of peace and prosperity for us all. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE ON MY WEBSITE ADVISORY GROUP? The new version of WordPress is here! – that’s the software that runs my websites.  This new version is a major update, giving the platform a lot of new features and […]

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It’s not too late to make a tax-deductible donation to Maven’s Notebook for 2018!

Dear readers, Hard to believe, but 2018 is almost over… and if there’s one thing that stands out, it’s that *water* is even more contentious today than even a year ago. Why? Well, the recent California wildfires have focused everyone’s attention on the fact that California is drying out… water is becoming more scarce–from global warming. to the overuse of […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Request for applications from Indian tribes and intertribal consortia for nonpoint source management grants under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 319

Applications due January 24, 2019 For more information, click here! EPA is soliciting applications pursuant to Section 319 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) from eligible tribes and intertribal consortia to develop and/or implement watershed-based plans and implement watershed projects that will result in significant steps towards solving Nonpoint Source (NPS) impairments on a watershed-wide basis. Eligible entities are strongly […]

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CONSISTENCY DETERMINATION: Yolo Habitat Conservancy Finds Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan / Natural Community Conservation Plan Consistent with Delta Plan

From the Delta Stewardship Council: The following certification of consistency with the Delta Plan for a covered action has been submitted to the Delta Stewardship Council (Council): Certification Number: C201810 Covered Action Title: Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan / Natural Community Conservation Plan Certifying Agency: Yolo Habitat Conservancy Certification Date: 11/20/2018 The certification of consistency and any associated documents are now […]

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