BLOG ROUND-UP: Cal Water Fix, Fall X2, groundwater recharge, birds, fish, and more …

Piercing the veil of opposition to the California Water Fix:  John Mirisch writes, “While I was walking back to my seat in the Metropolitan Water District Board Room after having made comments in support of the California Water Fix, a stubbly dude in a porkpie hat looked up and sneered loudly at me, “A**hole!”  One might think that I had […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for October 16

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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SCIENCE NEWS: How do we deflect Delta invasions?; Climate conditions behind deadly October 2017 wildfires; Salt marsh research warns of pumpkin-colored ‘zombies’; Rainstorm generator assesses watershed rainfall under climate change simulations; and more …

In science news this week: How do we deflect Delta invasions?; Climate conditions behind deadly October 2017 wildfires; Salt marsh research warns of pumpkin-colored ‘zombies’; Soil holds potential to slow global warming, researchers find; Rainstorm generator assesses watershed rainfall under climate change simulations; Droughts and wildfires: How global warming is drying up the North American monsoon; Decision to rescind WOTUS […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Delta tunnels, water for fish, AB 313, SGMA, hurricanes and flood insurance, and more …

In the nation’s poorest big city, tunnel supporters push to raise water bills based on nostalgia and not facts:  Jeffrey Michael writes, “After 11 years of planning, the $17 billion WaterFix project has no viable financial plan (other than approving a blank check from southern california water ratepayers), no benefit-cost analysis justifying the project, a negative environmental assessment, and a […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Potential pathways between oil and gas activities and protected groundwater; Wildlife corridors at Yolo Bypass will help animals escape flooding; Quantifying the benefits of cutting carbon; and more …

In science news this week: Potential pathways between oil and gas activities and protected groundwater; Wildlife corridors at Yolo Bypass will help animals escape flooding; Annual Southern Sea Otter Survey; Forum fosters native Southern California oyster restoration; A water year for the record books; Quantifying the benefits of cutting carbon; New measurements show widespread forest loss has reversed role of […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: The San Francisco Bay Delta gets trumped; Water Fix and the myth of reliability; California Water Fix: History’s winding road to ‘yes’; Westlands has said no before; The shift from ‘they should’ to ‘we are’; and more blog commentary …

The San Francisco Bay Delta gets trumped:  Kate Poole writes, “Last week, President Trump’s Department of the Interior decided to exempt itself and the California State Water Project from rules protecting threatened native fish and their critical habitat in the Bay-Delta estuary. These rules are called “Fall X2,” and they require maintaining freshwater habitat in the Delta further west in […]

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