SCIENCE NEWS: Collaboration in a time of crisis: NOAA responds to Oroville Dam emergency; Back to the bones of the Delta; Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California; Asian dust providing key nutrients for California’s sequoias; and more …

In science news this week: Collaboration in a time of crisis: NOAA responds to Oroville Dam emergency; Fish and money: Consequences of the Oroville Dam emergency; Back to the bones of the Delta; Going local buys future for Bayshore; March issue of Estuary News now available; Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California; PNAS Journal club:  In some cases, water […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Pumping out the inland sea – Delta exports in a time of plenty; Even in flood, smelt captured at the Delta pumps; Banking on groundwater; Climate science and water decisions; and more …

Pumping out the inland sea – Delta exports in a time of plenty:  Jay Lund writes, “This is northern California’s wettest year of record, so far.  The Yolo Bypass has been flooded for most of this wet season, and is still flowing.  Are Delta water exports going to exceed the previous record exports from 2011 (6.5 maf)?  The figure above […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for March 27, 2017

Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 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 aggregated and original water news content delivered to your email box by 9AM. Breaking […]

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CALENDAR NOTES: Recycled water as drinking water: Exploring direct potable reuse; Delta Proposition 1 Grant Program Workshop; Anne Schneider Memorial Lecture: Robert B. Maddow: “Anne’s New Paradigm for Sound Water and Natural Resources Policy–Creative Thinking Needed”

April 3: Recycled water as drinking water: Exploring direct potable reuse 6pm to 7:30pm, Sacramento This event is free and seating is limited.Please RSVP to go.mcgeorge.edu/waterlecture to secure your seat today. SPEAKERS Dr. George Tchobanoglous: Affectionately known by colleagues and students as “George T” – is an international authority on wastewater treatment, management and reuse. He’s widely recognized for promoting […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Imperiled spring-run chinook salmon released into the San Joaquin River; What’s cuing salmon migration patterns?; El Nino’s gone, but some unusual visitors remain on the North Coast; History of abrupt sinking of Seal Beach wetlands; and more …

In science news this week: Imperiled spring-run chinook salmon released into the San Joaquin River; Anomalous ocean conditions in 2015 may bode poorly for juvenile Chinook salmon survival; What’s cuing salmon migration patterns?; Coho salmon return to Oregon’s Grande Ronde; Fish in a barrel: The benefits of terminal fisheries; Information flows freely, even in a drought; El Nino’s gone, but […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Bloggers on the National Geographic film, post-drought groundwater, State Water Board flow mandates, Delta Tunnels, San Luis Dam, Sites Reservoir, and more …

National Geography documentary distorts California’s water history:  Tim Quinn writes, “There is no easy narrative when it comes to California water, but the producers of National Geographic’s newly released documentary on our state’s water system seem to think there is. The filmmakers relied on a Hollywood trope to tell the complicated story of California’s water history and water rights. Any […]

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CALENDAR NOTES: CEQA Scoping Meeting for Delta Plan amendments; Water Storage Investment Program Application Assistance Workshop; Lecture on exploring direct potable reuse; CA Water Policy Conference; Building capacity for regional sustainability in CA

March 24: CEQA Scoping Meeting for Delta Plan amendments 10am to noon, Sacramento The Delta Stewardship Council, pursuant to CEQA guidelines,will host a public scoping meeting to receive oral and written comments for the Council’s preparation of a Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for proposed amendments to the Delta Plan in the areas of Delta Levee Investment and Risk Reduction […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Scientists map seawater threat to California central coast aquifers; Water managers explore new strategies to protect fish in the Bay-Delta; GRACE mission: 15 years of watching water on Earth; and more …

In science news this week: Scientists map seawater threat to California central coast aquifers; Water managers explore new strategies to protect fish in the Bay-Delta; This spring and summer, share the shore with California’s tiniest shorebirds; A splash of river water now reveals the DNA of all its creatures; Recovery: Benefits of a salmon failure; Formed by megafloods, this place […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Are pumps killing fish or ammonia from water treatment plants?, Evading dam nation, headwaters, Trump and the EPA, and more …

Are pumps killing fish or ammonia from water treatment plants?  Todd Fitchette writes, “Earlier this month a major California newspaper reported that the City of Modesto discharged an estimated 29 million gallons of “partially treated wastewater” per day into the San Joaquin River after city workers feared treatment pond levees would soon fail.  A group called “Families Protecting the Valley,” […]

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