SCIENCE NEWS: Poor returns: The 2017 salmon season; Sierra Nevada Bighorn: A 21st century wildlife success story; White abalone’s cousin helps researchers recover its endangered relative; Cal Water Fix and juvenile salmon; and more …

In science news this week: Poor returns: The 2017 salmon season; Sierra Nevada Bighorn: A 21st century wildlife success story; White abalone’s cousin helps researchers recover its endangered relative; Cal Water Fix and juvenile salmon; and more … Poor returns: The 2017 salmon season:  “Every year, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) publishes a report on the previous year’s salmon […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Legislature moves toward more efficient water use; The high hurdles to water storage; Bridges over troubled waters; Financing the future of water infrastructure; and more …

California Legislature Moves Toward More Efficient Water Use:  Tracy Quinn writes, “California is one step closer to a more resilient and secure water future for our communities, environment, and economy thanks to the passage of two bills in Sacramento this week.  The pair of bills, SB 606 by Senator Hertzberg and AB 1668 by Assembly Member Friedman, build on lessons learned […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for May 21st

Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions, curated from the Department of Water Resources website, the National Weather Service, 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 […]

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CALENDAR NOTES: Upcoming webinars cover Communicating with ratepayers about water rate increases; PFAS in groundwater & surface waters; Groundwater adjudications and SGMA; Watershed solutions through data sharing & collaboration; and more …

WEBINAR: Communicating with Ratepayers – Getting Past “Paying More for Less Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am Across the West, public utilities are facing the necessity of raising and restructuring water rates to address operating and capital needs, and create successful efficiency programs. While often leading to lower long-term rates, efficiency investments can aggravate short-term rate […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: NASA satellites reveal major shifts in global fresh water; Forest loss in one part of the US can harm trees on the opposite coast; Conservation conundrum: Is focusing on a single species a good strategy?; Big fish produce disproportionally more and bigger eggs; and more …

NASA satellites reveal major shifts in global fresh water:  “In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe and why.  The study, published today in the journal Nature, finds that Earth’s wet land areas are getting wetter and dry […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Cal Water Fix, salmon stories good and bad, recycled water, conservation on the Colorado …

Brown’s Water Fix has new momentum – but daunting obstacles remain:  Chris Reed writes, “Just six weeks ago, Gov. Jerry Brown’s hopes for a huge, difficult legacy project to solidify California’s statewide water distribution system – one funded by water districts, not directly by taxpayers – appeared in bad shape.  Years of lobbying for what the Brown administration dubbed the WaterFix project […]

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