BLOG ROUND-UP: Are water rights sufficient enough to protect water users?; Winnemem Wintu fight for restoration of salmon; No, Lake Powell is not inexorably headed toward “dead pool”; and more blog commentary…

Are water rights sufficient enough to protect water users?  Mike Wade writes, “The judiciary is the safeguard of our liberty and of our property under the Constitution,” said U.S. Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes in Elimra, New York in 1907.  That quote exemplifies the reason that five irrigation districts on tributaries to the San Joaquin River as well as […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for January 21

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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CALENDAR EVENTS: CA Water Law Symposium: SGMA and beyond; Water and the future of the San Joaquin Valley; Kern County Water Summit; Negotiating effective environmental agreements

Here are some upcoming calendar events to bring to your attention – however, it’s only a sampling.  Get the full calendar by clicking here. California Water Law Symposium: California groundwater: SGMA and beyond February 2, San Francisco The California Water Law Symposium is a unique collaboration of law students from seven Northern California law schools–Berkeley Law, Stanford Law, UC Hastings […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Idled farmland presents habitat restoration opportunities in San Joaquin Desert; New tools for endangered species recovery; Will sea level rise harm tidal marshlands?; and more …

In science news this week: Idled farmland presents habitat restoration opportunities in San Joaquin Desert: “Most of the native habitat in California’s San Joaquin Desert has been converted to row crops and orchards, leaving 35 threatened or endangered species confined to isolated patches of habitat. A significant portion of that farmland, however, is likely to be retired in the coming […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Voluntary settlement agreements, Safe drinking water, Delta tunnels, Behavior of juvenile salmon, Crashing Lake Mead, and more …

Sacramento River Basin Water Resources Managers Advance Voluntary Agreements as part of a Comprehensive Restoration Strategy for the Bay-Delta Watershed to Improve Fish and Wildlife:  The Northern California Water Association writes, “The Northern California Water Association (NCWA) and Sacramento River Basin water resources managers are fully committed to successfully advance voluntary agreements to implement water quality objectives in the State Water […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for January 14

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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CALENDAR EVENTS: Bridging the gap: Increasing capture of flood flows during extreme weather events; CA Water Law Symposium: SGMA & beyond; Intro to groundwater and groundwater sustainability plans; Certificate in water management and leadership

Here are some upcoming events you might be interested in.  This is just an assortment of events – there’s plenty more on the full calendar. Click here to view the complete calendar. Bridging the Gap: Increasing Capture of Flood Flows During Extreme Weather Events January 28-29, San Diego Increasing stormwater capture and recharge is being examined throughout California, particularly in […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Insects show the healing of toxic metal mining scars; Tree rings: Looking back on old growth to predict the future; The long memory of the Pacific Ocean; Research to watch in 2019; and more …

In science news this week: Insects Show the Healing of Toxic Metal Mining Scars:  “A hue reminiscent of orange soda might be appealing at the diner, but in rivers and streams, it’s a sign of serious damage. Open pit mining, which excavates strategic minerals from huge open pits dug into the land, is particularly harmful to the environment, exposing metallic […]

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