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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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CAL WATER FIX CONSISTENCY DETERMINATION WORKSHOP: Day 1 ends, Chair Fiorini calls for DWR to withdraw consistency determination

Day 1 of the workshop on the Delta Stewardship Council staff’s draft determination has ended with Chair Randy Fiorini calling on the Department of Water Resources to withdraw the consistency determination, calling it ‘premature’.  Withdrawing now would allow the Department to reenter the early consultation process, or they could take their chances and wait until the vote in December, he […]

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CONSISTENCY DETERMINATION: San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency Finds Smith Canal Gate Project Consistent with Delta Plan

From the Delta Stewardship Council: Smith Canal Gate Project (C20187) The following certification of consistency with the Delta Plan for a covered action has been submitted to the Delta Stewardship Council (Council):   Certification Number: C20187 Covered Action Title: Smith Canal Gate Project Certifying Agency: San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency Certification Date: 10/31/18   The certification of consistency and […]

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CONSISTENCY DETERMINATION: DWR Finds Proposed North Delta Project Consistent with Delta Plan

From the Delta Stewardship Council: Grizzly Slough Floodplain Restoration Project And McCormack-Williamson Tract Restoration Project (North Delta Project) (C20186) The following certification of consistency with the Delta Plan for a covered action has been submitted to the Delta Stewardship Council (Council): Certification Number: C20186 Covered Action Title: Grizzly Slough Floodplain Restoration Project And McCormack-Williamson Tract Restoration Project (North Delta Project) […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 45-Day Comment Period Opens for 2018 Prop 1 Implementation Grant Draft PSP and Draft Guidelines

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is pleased to announce a 45-day public comment period for the 2018 Proposition 1 –  Round 1 IRWM Implementation Grant Draft Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) and Draft Guidelines. The 45-day public comment period began on October 5, 2018 and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. DWR will be hosting […]

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ARTICLE OF INTEREST … Delta tunnels get ‘real’ as backers seek $1.6B loan from Trump administration

From the Sacramento Bee: “Critical permits and legal challenges are still pending, and some farming groups still haven’t committed to paying for part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s controversial $17 billion Delta tunnels project. But even with the uncertainty, backers of the project are poised to ask the Trump administration for a $1.6 billion federal loan that millions of Californians ultimately […]

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