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The drought shows no signs of abating, and California’s water picture only grows more complex. Now more than ever, the impartial reporting and extensive coverage offered by Maven’s Notebook make it a daily “must-read” for everyone working on the state’s water issues. Can’t attend a meeting or conference in person? M2016_May_CFWC_ChrisAustin_BizPor 016any of my readers tell me that my summaries are the next best thing to being there, because they can read Maven’s unfiltered and objective report.

Whether it’s covering agency meetings that other reporters skip, condensing key reports or creating vivid slideshows that bring regions like the Central Valley to life, Maven’s Notebook has become the gold standard of detailed and objective water reporting today. And in the year ahead, Maven’s Notebook will be focused on such critical areas as the California Water Fix, the update of the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan, implementation of the historic groundwater legislation, and how to spend Prop 1 storage funds – areas where there’s no place for bias or obfuscation.

Your support is critical in order for Maven’s Notebook to pursue its independent and objective reporting of these critically important issues.

Reader donations are the engine that power Maven’s Notebook, but more funds are needed to ensure continued operation. Please consider making a one-time or monthly donation to Maven’s Notebook today.  By joining our community of supporters, you can support unbiased reporting of water issues and help address the state’s most pressing issues.

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  • F. Thomas Biglione

    Hi, Chris.
    It was a pleasure to meet you Friday. I am proud to be a member of your club. Thank you for your great work.

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