BLOG ROUND-UP: Delta toilet bowl, Denham Dossier, salmon recovery, ball and chain, ESA under attack

Delta Toilet Bowl: Primarily we must ask what’s really wrong with the Delta?  Families Protecting the Valley writes, “In our last newsletter (Calinsanity!) we told you about the State Water Resource Control Board’s (SWRCB) proposal to send twice as much water down the Stanislaus, Toulumne and Merced Rivers to the delta to try to save fish.  We also told you […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for July 16

Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions, curated from the Department of Water Resources website, the Desert Research Institute, and others: For even more reservoir and water conditions, visit the Notebook’s Water and Hydrology Internet Resources page. Sign up for daily email service and you’ll never miss a post! Sign up for daily emails and get all the Notebook’s […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: The invasive European green crab; Status of selenium in the South Bay; Rapid 3D analysis of rockfalls in Yosemite; Sea level rise could double erosion rates of SoCal coastal cliffs; and more …

In science news this week: Crab wars: The invasive European green crab; Status of selenium in the South Bay; Rapid 3D analysis of rockfalls in Yosemite; Sea level rise could double erosion rates of Southern California coastal cliffs; This patch of water can predict Southwest drought; Four things ECOSTRESS can see from space (in addition to plants); Break it down: […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Calinsanity! Bloggers on the State Water Board’s Bay Delta flow objectives, California Water Fix, salmon, fiscal orphans, and more …

Calinsanity! No matter how badly their plans fail, they win.  Families Protecting the Valley writes, “Unelected bureaucrats have again proposed to take more water from farmers in their unsuccessful attempt to save endangered fish.  This isn’t the first time farmers have lost water to fish and it probably won’t be the last and we’ll itemize the history in a below. […]

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WEEKLY DIGEST for July 1 – 6

A list of posts published on Maven’s Notebook this week … Note to readers: Sign up for weekly email service and you will receive this post as an email in your inbox on Friday mornings. Readers on daily email service can add weekly email service by updating their subscription preferences. Click here to sign up! This week’s featured articles … […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Cal Water Fix; groundwater, pelagic fish, coho salmon, water for birds, and more …

New Water Fix Financial Plan Is Extremely Risky. Will MWD Board Reconsider Their Vote on July 10?: Dr. Jeff Michael writes, “On April 10, Metropolitan Water District (MWD) approved, with little analysis, a hastily conceived plan that greatly increases their “Waterfix” commitment from $4.3 billion to a blank check for 65% of the project (currently estimated at $10.8 billion).  Most […]

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