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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:48:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 https://mavensnotebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/cropped-Logo3-32x32.jpg MAVEN'S NOTEBOOK | Water news https://mavensnotebook.com 32 32 DAILY DIGEST: Sierra snowpack at 164% of normal; Corcoran fears floods, due to subsidence and snowmelt; Congress eyes a bill to speed up dam construction; After Trump orders retreat on climate change policies, states scramble to pick up the fight; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/29/daily-digest-sierra-snowpack-at-164-of-normal-corcoran-fears-floods-due-to-subsidence-and-snowmelt-congress-eyes-a-bill-to-speed-up-dam-construction-after-trump-orders-retreat-on-climate-change-p/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/29/daily-digest-sierra-snowpack-at-164-of-normal-corcoran-fears-floods-due-to-subsidence-and-snowmelt-congress-eyes-a-bill-to-speed-up-dam-construction-after-trump-orders-retreat-on-climate-change-p/#respond Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:45:15 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60686 In California water news today, What drought? Sierra snowpack at 164% of normal; That sinking feeling: Corcoran fears floods, due to subsidence and snowmelt; Lake Oroville rises slowly as spillway flows halted; California lawmakers will hear about the dire state of the fishing industry; Congress eyes a bill to speed up dam construction; Trump’s infrastructure plan is caught in a [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/29/daily-digest-sierra-snowpack-at-164-of-normal-corcoran-fears-floods-due-to-subsidence-and-snowmelt-congress-eyes-a-bill-to-speed-up-dam-construction-after-trump-orders-retreat-on-climate-change-p/feed/ 0 SGMA IMPLEMENTATION: Briefing on the Water Available for Replenishment Report https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/29/sgma-implementation-briefing-on-the-water-available-for-replenishment-report/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/29/sgma-implementation-briefing-on-the-water-available-for-replenishment-report/#respond Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:30:14 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60523 DWR’s Jim Wieking briefs California Water Commission on the report concept and what’s in it; also an update on the Water Storage Investment Program At the March meeting of the California Water Commission, Jim Wieking from the Department of Water Resource’s Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management briefed the Commissioners on the Water Available for Replenishment Report (WAFR). The Department [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/29/sgma-implementation-briefing-on-the-water-available-for-replenishment-report/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: Senators Feinstein and Harris reintroduce bill to establish Delta National Heritage Area; Napolitano, Wittman reintroduce bill to boost water research & training; House NRC: ESA consultation delays block critical infrastructure projects, ‘Zombie ESA’ hearing, Democrats say https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/29/news-worth-noting-senators-feinstein-and-harris-reintroduce-bill-to-establish-delta-national-heritage-area-napolitano-wittman-reintroduce-bill-to-boost-water-research-house-nrc-esa-con/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/29/news-worth-noting-senators-feinstein-and-harris-reintroduce-bill-to-establish-delta-national-heritage-area-napolitano-wittman-reintroduce-bill-to-boost-water-research-house-nrc-esa-con/#respond Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:25:03 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60917 Senators Feinstein and Harris Reintroduce Bill to Establish Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area From the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein: U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-Calif.) reintroduced the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area Act, a bill to establish California’s first National Heritage Area. “Our bill recognizes the Delta as a working landscape central to California [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/29/news-worth-noting-senators-feinstein-and-harris-reintroduce-bill-to-establish-delta-national-heritage-area-napolitano-wittman-reintroduce-bill-to-boost-water-research-house-nrc-esa-con/feed/ 0 Do you support timely and unbiased water news reporting? https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/do-you-support-timely-and-unbiased-water-news-reporting/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/do-you-support-timely-and-unbiased-water-news-reporting/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:00:15 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60888 Dear readers: Breaking news is business as usual at Maven’s Notebook, and what a winter it has been for just that!   In a short span, Californians saw the state’s five-year drought all but evaporate, worried about possible dam failure and welcomed new federal infrastructure funding. What else can 2017 hold? Make a tax-deductible donation to Maven’s Notebook and support timely [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/do-you-support-timely-and-unbiased-water-news-reporting/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Battle looms as Trump ally crusades for dam construction; State water official vows new Oroville Dam spillway by winter; Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California; Nature’s flood control; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/daily-digest-battle-looms-as-trump-ally-crusades-for-dam-construction-state-water-official-vows-new-oroville-dam-spillway-by-winter-satellites-reveal-bird-habitat-loss-in-california-natures-floo/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/daily-digest-battle-looms-as-trump-ally-crusades-for-dam-construction-state-water-official-vows-new-oroville-dam-spillway-by-winter-satellites-reveal-bird-habitat-loss-in-california-natures-floo/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:45:34 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60685 In California water news today, Battle looms as Trump ally crusades for dam construction; State water official vows new Oroville Dam spillway by winter; Oroville Dam spillway shut down again as officials work on long-term plan; Independent team to investigate cause of spillway failures; Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California; Heavy rain means new challenges for California farmers; Nature [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/daily-digest-battle-looms-as-trump-ally-crusades-for-dam-construction-state-water-official-vows-new-oroville-dam-spillway-by-winter-satellites-reveal-bird-habitat-loss-in-california-natures-floo/feed/ 0 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 … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/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/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/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/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:15:57 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60744 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 [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/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/feed/ 0 Tunnel opponents weigh in on Delta Stewardship Council’s proposed Delta Plan amendment on conveyance https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/tunnel-opponents-weigh-in-on-delta-stewardship-councils-proposed-delta-plan-amendment-on-conveyance/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/tunnel-opponents-weigh-in-on-delta-stewardship-councils-proposed-delta-plan-amendment-on-conveyance/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:01:05 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60844 Council meeting in Brentwood draws full house It was standing room only for the Delta Stewardship Council’s March meeting, held last Thursday in Brentwood, as Restore the Delta, Save the California Delta Alliance, and other opponents of the California Water Fix project were out in force to hear the latest and weigh in on the Council’s pending Delta Plan amendment [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/tunnel-opponents-weigh-in-on-delta-stewardship-councils-proposed-delta-plan-amendment-on-conveyance/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Central Valley Water Board announces workshops on Constituents of Emerging Concern (CECs) and Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/announcement-central-valley-water-board-announces-workshops-on-constituents-of-emerging-concern-cecs-and-aquatic-ecosystem-monitoring/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/announcement-central-valley-water-board-announces-workshops-on-constituents-of-emerging-concern-cecs-and-aquatic-ecosystem-monitoring/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:16:34 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60850 From the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board: Announcing Workshops on Constituents of Emerging Concern (CECs) and Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring Day 1. The State of Knowledge and Practice in California Day 2. Monitoring for Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Dates, Time & Location: Day 1: May 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Day 2: May [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/28/announcement-central-valley-water-board-announces-workshops-on-constituents-of-emerging-concern-cecs-and-aquatic-ecosystem-monitoring/feed/ 0 THIS JUST IN … Oroville Dam, Monday: Spillway flows to go to 0 as work continues; “We will have a spillway to use November 1st,” assures Bill Croyle https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/this-just-in-oroville-dam-monday-spillway-flows-to-go-to-0-as-work-continues-we-will-have-a-spillway-to-use-november-1st-assures-bill-croyle/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/this-just-in-oroville-dam-monday-spillway-flows-to-go-to-0-as-work-continues-we-will-have-a-spillway-to-use-november-1st-assures-bill-croyle/#respond Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:36:36 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60805 This morning, the Department of Water Resources held a press conference about the continuing operations at Oroville Dam and along the Feather River.  Here’s what they had to say. ACTING DWR DIRECTOR BILL CROYLE Bill Croyle began by expressing his appreciation for the local communities of the city of Oroville, Butte County, and those downstream who have been participating in [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/this-just-in-oroville-dam-monday-spillway-flows-to-go-to-0-as-work-continues-we-will-have-a-spillway-to-use-november-1st-assures-bill-croyle/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Experts calculate half a billion for full Oroville reconstruction; Talking to the ‘Water Czar’ about the CA drought; How leaky is your water utility? Californians will soon know; Trump delivers surprise to California; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/daily-digest-experts-calculate-half-a-billion-for-full-oroville-reconstruction-talking-to-the-water-czar-about-the-ca-drought-how-leaky-is-your-water-utility-californians-will-soon-know-trum/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/daily-digest-experts-calculate-half-a-billion-for-full-oroville-reconstruction-talking-to-the-water-czar-about-the-ca-drought-how-leaky-is-your-water-utility-californians-will-soon-know-trum/#respond Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:45:19 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60684 In California water news today, Experts calculate half a billion for full Oroville reconstruction; Debris removal slows at Oroville Dam; Talking to the ‘Water Czar’ about the California drought; How leaky is your water utility?  Californians will soon know; Lobbyists to Castaic Lake Water Agency: Trump is slowly changing water landscape; Trump delivers surprise to California; Greens seek end to [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/daily-digest-experts-calculate-half-a-billion-for-full-oroville-reconstruction-talking-to-the-water-czar-about-the-ca-drought-how-leaky-is-your-water-utility-californians-will-soon-know-trum/feed/ 0 RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for March 27, 2017 https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-march-27-2017/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-march-27-2017/#respond Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:00:05 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60768 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 [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-march-27-2017/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: Maven’s Notebook author joins ‘The Water Zone’; Scoping Meeting for Delta Plan Amendment has concluded, but comments still welcome; Introducing Water Sage California https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/news-worth-noting-mavens-notebook-author-joins-the-water-zone-scoping-meeting-for-delta-plan-amendment-has-concluded-but-comments-still-welcome-through-april-17/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/news-worth-noting-mavens-notebook-author-joins-the-water-zone-scoping-meeting-for-delta-plan-amendment-has-concluded-but-comments-still-welcome-through-april-17/#respond Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:57:57 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60662 Maven’s Notebook Author Joins The Water Zone Expert on California water to be regular contributor on water-focused radio show From the Toro Company: The Water Zone radio show is pleased to announce that Ms. Chris Austin, founder of Maven’s Notebook, will be joining the program as a regular contributor. Maven’s Notebook is the comprehensive source for California water news, information [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/news-worth-noting-mavens-notebook-author-joins-the-water-zone-scoping-meeting-for-delta-plan-amendment-has-concluded-but-comments-still-welcome-through-april-17/feed/ 0 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” https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/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/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/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/#respond Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:00:52 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60666 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 [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/27/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/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Oroville Dam crisis spurs debate on aging water infrastructure; Why this NorCal town’s water cost way more than the national average; The potential big impact of Trump’s clean water rollback; PODCAST: Historical perspective on water management values; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/26/daily-digest-weekend-edition-oroville-dam-crisis-spurs-debate-on-aging-water-infrastructure-why-this-norcal-towns-water-cost-way-more-than-the-national-average-the-potential-big-impact-of-trump/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/26/daily-digest-weekend-edition-oroville-dam-crisis-spurs-debate-on-aging-water-infrastructure-why-this-norcal-towns-water-cost-way-more-than-the-national-average-the-potential-big-impact-of-trump/#respond Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:27:29 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60702 In California water news this weekend, Oroville Dam crisis spurs debate on California’s aging water infrastructure; Why this California town’s water cost way more than the national average; Less than full CVP allocation ‘boggles the mind’; Salmon release to San Joaquin hits high marks; LAO Report looks at flood management challenges; NASA launches pilot project to measure snowpack from the [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/26/daily-digest-weekend-edition-oroville-dam-crisis-spurs-debate-on-aging-water-infrastructure-why-this-norcal-towns-water-cost-way-more-than-the-national-average-the-potential-big-impact-of-trump/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Sierra Nevada Conservancy releases draft Prop 1 grant guidelines for public comment https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/25/announcement-sierra-nevada-conservancy-releases-draft-prop-1-grant-guidelines-for-public-comment/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/25/announcement-sierra-nevada-conservancy-releases-draft-prop-1-grant-guidelines-for-public-comment/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:50:39 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60745 The SNC is pleased to announce the release of the draft Proposition 1 Grant Guidelines for FY 2017-2018 and FY 2018-19. The public is invited to review and comment on the draft Grant Guidelines. Written comments should be submitted to the SNC by April 14, 2017 via email at: grants.SNC@sierranevada.ca.gov or by mail to: Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Attn: Grants Administration, [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/25/announcement-sierra-nevada-conservancy-releases-draft-prop-1-grant-guidelines-for-public-comment/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Stormwater Finance Forums – April 3rd and 5th https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/25/announcement-stormwater-finance-forums-april-3rd-and-5th/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/25/announcement-stormwater-finance-forums-april-3rd-and-5th/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:57:43 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60714 This is a reminder that the U.S. EPA, Water Boards, and Sacramento State Environmental Finance Center are co-sponsoring a pair of free, one-day forums to discuss municipal stormwater finance issues, sources, and strategies.  The first forum is in Alhambra, near LA, on April 3rd.  The second forum is in Oakland on April 5th.  We want to invite everyone who wants [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/25/announcement-stormwater-finance-forums-april-3rd-and-5th/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Reclamation Increasing Releases into Lower American River for Inflow Management https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/announcement-reclamation-increasing-releases-into-lower-american-river-for-inflow-management/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/announcement-reclamation-increasing-releases-into-lower-american-river-for-inflow-management/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:33:20 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60742 The Bureau of Reclamation is scheduled to incrementally increase releases below Nimbus Dam starting Monday at 8 a.m., from 5,000 cubic feet per second to 15,000 cfs by Tuesday at 10 a.m., to manage Folsom Reservoir inflow. Please be aware, operational adjustments will be made as necessary and may occur on short notice. Folsom Reservoir, located 26 miles northeast of [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/announcement-reclamation-increasing-releases-into-lower-american-river-for-inflow-management/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Sacramento District Final Regional Conditions for the 2017 Nationwide Permits for California, Nevada, and Utah https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/announcement-sacramento-district-final-regional-conditions-for-the-2017-nationwide-permits-for-california-nevada-and-utah/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/announcement-sacramento-district-final-regional-conditions-for-the-2017-nationwide-permits-for-california-nevada-and-utah/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:27:15 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60736 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has posted the above-titled Public Notice to www.spk.usace.army.mil/Media/RegulatoryPublicNotices.aspx The Sacramento District has finalized Regional Conditions for the 2017 Nationwide Permits (NWPs) for the District boundaries of California, Nevada, and Utah.  Response on the Sacramento District request for Section 401 Water Quality Certification has been received from the States of California, Nevada, and [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/announcement-sacramento-district-final-regional-conditions-for-the-2017-nationwide-permits-for-california-nevada-and-utah/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Damage, design flaws in Oroville Dam spillway point to lengthy repairs, consultants say, temp fix could involve making water jump gap; West side’s CVP allocation likely to increase, officials say; CA’s wild climate to become more volatile as temps rise; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/daily-digest-damage-design-flaws-in-oroville-dam-spillway-point-to-lengthy-repairs-consultants-say-temp-fix-could-involve-making-water-jump-gap-west-sides-cvp-allocation-likely-to-increase-off/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/daily-digest-damage-design-flaws-in-oroville-dam-spillway-point-to-lengthy-repairs-consultants-say-temp-fix-could-involve-making-water-jump-gap-west-sides-cvp-allocation-likely-to-increase-off/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:45:09 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60330 In California water news today, Damage, design flaws in Oroville Dam spillway point to lengthy repairs, consultants say; Temporary fix for Oroville Dam spillway could involve making water jump gap; DWR responds to report of “future significant risk” at spillway; Oroville Dam: Expert panel talks asbestos, spillway failure, managing water; Water allotment falls short; USBR: Large carryover storage the reason [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/daily-digest-damage-design-flaws-in-oroville-dam-spillway-point-to-lengthy-repairs-consultants-say-temp-fix-could-involve-making-water-jump-gap-west-sides-cvp-allocation-likely-to-increase-off/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: The Freshwater Trust helps develop program to offset phosphorus and improve habitat in NorCal; DWR announces Water-Energy Grants; Lake Davis Fills as anticipated, spillway outflows begin https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/news-worth-noting-the-freshwater-trust-helps-develop-program-to-offset-phosphorus-and-improve-habitat-in-norcal-dwr-announces-water-energy-grants-lake-davis-fills-as-anticipated-spillway-outflows/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/news-worth-noting-the-freshwater-trust-helps-develop-program-to-offset-phosphorus-and-improve-habitat-in-norcal-dwr-announces-water-energy-grants-lake-davis-fills-as-anticipated-spillway-outflows/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:34:59 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60592 The Freshwater Trust Helps Develop Program to Offset Phosphorus and Improve Habitat in Northern California Wetland From the Freshwater Trust: The Freshwater Trust (TFT) is working with the Northern California City of Santa Rosa to develop a program to reduce phosphorus and improve habitat quality in the Laguna de Santa Rosa. While home to a number of threatened and endangered [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/news-worth-noting-the-freshwater-trust-helps-develop-program-to-offset-phosphorus-and-improve-habitat-in-norcal-dwr-announces-water-energy-grants-lake-davis-fills-as-anticipated-spillway-outflows/feed/ 0 MORE REACTIONS to Central Valley Project allocation announcement https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/more-reactions-to-central-valley-project-allocation-announcement/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/more-reactions-to-central-valley-project-allocation-announcement/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:25:21 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60596 On Wednesday, the Bureau of Reclamation released its long awaited Central Valley Project allocation for the upcoming growing season.  Generally speaking, all contractors are receiving full supplies with the exception of south-of-Delta M&I who will receive 90% and south-of-Delta agricultural contractors, who will receive 65%. Yesterday, I posted the reactions I could find at the time; here are a few [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/24/more-reactions-to-central-valley-project-allocation-announcement/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Updated Frequently Asked Questions on Groundwater Sustainability Agencies now available https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/announcement-updated-frequently-asked-questions-on-groundwater-sustainability-agencies-now-available/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/announcement-updated-frequently-asked-questions-on-groundwater-sustainability-agencies-now-available/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:15:08 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60749 The State Water Board has updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs).  The FAQ is available for download at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/gmp/docs/eligbility/gsa_faq.pdf. For information about the State Water Board’s role in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), visit http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/gmp.]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/announcement-updated-frequently-asked-questions-on-groundwater-sustainability-agencies-now-available/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Despite Trump promise and a wet winter, CA farmers don’t get full water supply; Experts: Oroville spillway continues to pose ‘very significant risk’; Flood control trumps tunnels; West Coast to face more rain, snow until end of March; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/daily-digest-despite-trump-promise-and-a-wet-winter-ca-farmers-dont-get-full-water-supply-experts-oroville-spillway-continues-to-pose-very-significant-risk-flood-control-trumps-tunnels-wes/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/daily-digest-despite-trump-promise-and-a-wet-winter-ca-farmers-dont-get-full-water-supply-experts-oroville-spillway-continues-to-pose-very-significant-risk-flood-control-trumps-tunnels-wes/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:45:59 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60329 In California water news today, Despite Trump promise and a wet winter, California farmers don’t get full water supply; San Joaquin growers get 65% of requested CVP water; Oroville Dam: Evacuation warnings lifted for Butte County; Experts: Oroville spillway continues to pose ‘very significant risk’; California faces significant flood risk and funding shortfalls; Flood control trumps tunnels; Higher and higher: [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/daily-digest-despite-trump-promise-and-a-wet-winter-ca-farmers-dont-get-full-water-supply-experts-oroville-spillway-continues-to-pose-very-significant-risk-flood-control-trumps-tunnels-wes/feed/ 0 REACTIONS: Westlands, farm organizations react to Central Valley Project allocation of 65% to south-of-Delta ag https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/reactions-westlands-farm-organizations-react-to-central-valley-project-allocation-of-65-to-south-of-delta-ag/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/reactions-westlands-farm-organizations-react-to-central-valley-project-allocation-of-65-to-south-of-delta-ag/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:19:58 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60559 Yesterday, the Bureau of Reclamation released its long awaited Central Valley Project allocation for the upcoming growing season.  Generally speaking, all contractors are receiving full supplies with the exception of south-of-Delta M&I who will receive 90% and south-of-Delta agricultural contractors, who will receive 65%. With reservoirs brimming and rivers running high with record precipitation, many question why not full supplies.  [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/reactions-westlands-farm-organizations-react-to-central-valley-project-allocation-of-65-to-south-of-delta-ag/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: San Diego Civic and Business Leaders Call on MWD to ‘Stop the Spending!’; Final enviro docs for proposed reuse of oil field water in Kern-Tulare Water District; Metropolitan launches new retro design advertising campaign https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/news-worth-noting-san-diego-civic-and-business-leaders-call-on-mwd-to-stop-the-spending-final-enviro-docs-for-proposed-reuse-of-oil-field-water-in-kern-tulare-water-district-metr/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/news-worth-noting-san-diego-civic-and-business-leaders-call-on-mwd-to-stop-the-spending-final-enviro-docs-for-proposed-reuse-of-oil-field-water-in-kern-tulare-water-district-metr/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:30:52 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60561 San Diego Civic and Business Leaders Call on MWD to ‘Stop the Spending!’ San Diego County Board of Supervisors supports efforts to end uncontrolled spending as new study raises more questions about fiscal practices at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California From the San Diego County Water Authority: The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today unanimously adopted a [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/news-worth-noting-san-diego-civic-and-business-leaders-call-on-mwd-to-stop-the-spending-final-enviro-docs-for-proposed-reuse-of-oil-field-water-in-kern-tulare-water-district-metr/feed/ 0 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 … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/science-news-imperiled-spring-run-chinook-salmon-released-into-the-san-joaquin-river-whats-cuing-salmon-migration-patterns-el-ninos-gone-but-some-unusual-visitors-remain-on-the-north-coast-h/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/science-news-imperiled-spring-run-chinook-salmon-released-into-the-san-joaquin-river-whats-cuing-salmon-migration-patterns-el-ninos-gone-but-some-unusual-visitors-remain-on-the-north-coast-h/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:30:17 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60358 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 [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/23/science-news-imperiled-spring-run-chinook-salmon-released-into-the-san-joaquin-river-whats-cuing-salmon-migration-patterns-el-ninos-gone-but-some-unusual-visitors-remain-on-the-north-coast-h/feed/ 0 MEDIA CALL: Bureau of Reclamation explains why the CVP allocation for south of Delta ag is only 65% https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/media-call-bureau-of-reclamation-explains-why-the-cvp-allocation-for-south-of-delta-ag-is-only-65/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/media-call-bureau-of-reclamation-explains-why-the-cvp-allocation-for-south-of-delta-ag-is-only-65/#respond Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:17:48 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60550 Reclamation officials say carryover storage is to blame, not endangered species regulations Earlier today, the Bureau of Reclamation issued an updated water allocation for the Central Valley Project.  Most are receiving full supplies, with the exception of south of Delta M&I, who are getting 90%, and south of Delta agriculture, whose allocation is only 65%.  This afternoon, the Bureau of [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/media-call-bureau-of-reclamation-explains-why-the-cvp-allocation-for-south-of-delta-ag-is-only-65/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Public Notice SPK-2001-00147, Proposal to Reissue Regional General Permit (RGP) 1, East Contra Costa County, CA https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/announcement-public-notice-spk-2001-00147-proposal-to-reissue-regional-general-permit-rgp-1-east-contra-costa-county-ca/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/announcement-public-notice-spk-2001-00147-proposal-to-reissue-regional-general-permit-rgp-1-east-contra-costa-county-ca/#respond Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:29:54 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60738 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has posted Public Notice SPK-2001-00147 to www.spk.usace.army.mil/Media/RegulatoryPublicNotices.aspx. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, proposes to reissue Regional General Permit (RGP) 1 for Minimal Impact Activities, East Contra Costa County, California, for an additional five years, effective on or after May 5, 2017.  RGP 1 authorizes activities that would cause no [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/announcement-public-notice-spk-2001-00147-proposal-to-reissue-regional-general-permit-rgp-1-east-contra-costa-county-ca/feed/ 0 THIS JUST IN … Reclamation Announces the 2017 Water Supply Allocation for the Central Valley Project https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/this-just-in-reclamation-announces-the-2017-water-supply-allocation-for-the-central-valley-project/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/this-just-in-reclamation-announces-the-2017-water-supply-allocation-for-the-central-valley-project/#respond Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:09:45 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60548 100% to north of Delta and In-Delta contractors, farmers south of Delta get 65%, M&I gets 90% From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the 2017 water supply allocation for the remaining Central Valley Project contractors. On Feb. 28, 2017, Reclamation announced the water supply allocation for CVP contractors in the Friant Division (Millerton Reservoir), Eastside [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/this-just-in-reclamation-announces-the-2017-water-supply-allocation-for-the-central-valley-project/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: How changing marijuana laws may affect California’s water and wildlife; Groundwater agencies begin to take shape; How a 21st-century spillway compares to Oroville’s 1968 structure; Why is water sacred to Native Americans?; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/daily-digest-how-changing-marijuana-laws-may-affect-californias-water-and-wildlife-groundwater-agencies-begin-to-take-shape-how-a-21st-century-spillway-compares-to-orovilles-1968-structure-why/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/daily-digest-how-changing-marijuana-laws-may-affect-californias-water-and-wildlife-groundwater-agencies-begin-to-take-shape-how-a-21st-century-spillway-compares-to-orovilles-1968-structure-why/#respond Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:45:44 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60328 In California water news today, How changing marijuana laws may affect California’s water and wildlife; Groundwater agencies begin to take shape; Bigger walls, thicker concrete, more rebar: How a 21st-century spillway compares to Oroville’s 1968 structure; Lake Oroville inflows double in 24 hours; near 45k outflows; What this week’s storm systems mean for California’s flood system; California’s drought may be [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/daily-digest-how-changing-marijuana-laws-may-affect-californias-water-and-wildlife-groundwater-agencies-begin-to-take-shape-how-a-21st-century-spillway-compares-to-orovilles-1968-structure-why/feed/ 0 A review of pending Delta Plan Amendments https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/a-review-of-pending-delta-plan-amendments/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/a-review-of-pending-delta-plan-amendments/#respond Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:30:41 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60471 Delta Stewardship Council’s Dan Ray briefs the California Water Commission on pending Delta Plan amendments for conveyance, storage, and operations, and investments in Delta levees At the March meeting of the California Water Commission, Dan Ray, Chief Deputy Executive Officer of the Delta Stewardship Council, updated the Commission members on new amendments to the Delta Plan that are currently under [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/a-review-of-pending-delta-plan-amendments/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: Natural Resources Agency announces awards for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program; Threatened green sturgeon rescued from Fremont Weir; Final sign-up deadline set for East Porterville homeowners https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/news-worth-noting-natural-resources-agency-announces-awards-for-the-environmental-enhancement-and-mitigation-grant-program-threatened-green-sturgeon-rescued-from-fremont-weir-final-sign-up-deadline/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/news-worth-noting-natural-resources-agency-announces-awards-for-the-environmental-enhancement-and-mitigation-grant-program-threatened-green-sturgeon-rescued-from-fremont-weir-final-sign-up-deadline/#respond Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:31:26 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60486 Natural Resources Agency Announces Awards for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program From the California Natural Resources Agency: The California Natural Resources Agency today announced $6.7 million in funding for 15 Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) projects statewide. EEM provides grants to local, state and federal governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations for projects to mitigate environmental impacts caused by [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/22/news-worth-noting-natural-resources-agency-announces-awards-for-the-environmental-enhancement-and-mitigation-grant-program-threatened-green-sturgeon-rescued-from-fremont-weir-final-sign-up-deadline/feed/ 0 CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: March 21, 2017 Ruling on Joint Motion for Reconsideration https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/21/california-water-fix-march-21-2017-ruling-on-joint-motion-for-reconsideration/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/21/california-water-fix-march-21-2017-ruling-on-joint-motion-for-reconsideration/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:23:23 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60731 March 21, 2017 – California Water Fix Hearing – Ruling on Joint Motion for Reconsideration]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/21/california-water-fix-march-21-2017-ruling-on-joint-motion-for-reconsideration/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Mayor Garcetti declares state of emergency for Owens Valley runoff; Juvenile salmon rescued from Oroville emergency now heading towards the ocean; Bill would expand protections for California’s rivers; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/21/daily-digest-mayor-garcetti-declares-state-of-emergency-for-owens-valley-runoff-juvenile-salmon-rescued-from-oroville-emergency-now-heading-towards-the-ocean-bill-would-expand-protections-for-calif/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/21/daily-digest-mayor-garcetti-declares-state-of-emergency-for-owens-valley-runoff-juvenile-salmon-rescued-from-oroville-emergency-now-heading-towards-the-ocean-bill-would-expand-protections-for-calif/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:45:42 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60327 In California water news today, LA mayor declares emergency on potential aqueduct flooding due to ‘historic’ winter storms; Mayor Garcetti declares state of emergency for Owens Valley runoff; Work progresses on Oroville Dam spillway; Juvenile salmon rescued from Oroville emergency now heading towards the ocean; Measures save young salmon after failure of Oroville Dam spillway; Bill would expand protections for [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/21/daily-digest-mayor-garcetti-declares-state-of-emergency-for-owens-valley-runoff-juvenile-salmon-rescued-from-oroville-emergency-now-heading-towards-the-ocean-bill-would-expand-protections-for-calif/feed/ 0 Delta Stewardship Council considers a Delta Plan amendment on conveyance, storage, and operations https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/21/delta-stewardship-council-considers-a-delta-plan-amendment-on-conveyance-storage-and-operations/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/21/delta-stewardship-council-considers-a-delta-plan-amendment-on-conveyance-storage-and-operations/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:10:13 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60317 The developing Delta Plan amendment to be subject of CEQA scoping meeting on Friday, March 24 Conveyance was the issue of the afternoon at the February 23rd meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council as the Council first received an update on the California Water Fix project and then discussed the proposed Delta Plan amendment for conveyance, system storage, and the [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/21/delta-stewardship-council-considers-a-delta-plan-amendment-on-conveyance-storage-and-operations/feed/ 0 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 … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/21/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/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/21/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/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:53:37 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60352 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 [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/21/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/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Public Notice: Announcement of the final, updated Banking Conservation Easement Template https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/announcement-public-notice-announcement-of-the-final-updated-banking-conservation-easement-template/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/announcement-public-notice-announcement-of-the-final-updated-banking-conservation-easement-template/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:31:47 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60740 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division has posted Public Notice to http://www.spd.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Public-Notices-and-References/ The Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the California Resources Agency, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the United [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/announcement-public-notice-announcement-of-the-final-updated-banking-conservation-easement-template/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Fact Sheet on the Draft Emergency Regulation for State Intervention Fees: Regulation open for public comment until April 7 https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/announcement-fact-sheet-on-the-draft-emergency-regulation-for-state-intervention-fees-regulation-open-for-public-comment-until-april-7/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/announcement-fact-sheet-on-the-draft-emergency-regulation-for-state-intervention-fees-regulation-open-for-public-comment-until-april-7/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:03:49 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60716 A fact sheet on the Draft Emergency Regulation for State Intervention Fees is now available.  The fact sheet is attached to this email and available for download at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/gmp/fees.shtml. The State Water Board held a public workshop on the Draft Emergency Regulation for State Intervention Fees on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 as part of its regular board meeting.  Click here [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/announcement-fact-sheet-on-the-draft-emergency-regulation-for-state-intervention-fees-regulation-open-for-public-comment-until-april-7/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: River running high as DWR opens space in Lake Oroville; How hydroelectric power has roared back to life; CA kids would all be screened for lead if plan passes; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/daily-digest-river-running-high-as-dwr-opens-space-in-lake-oroville-how-hydroelectric-power-has-roared-back-to-life-ca-kids-would-all-be-screened-for-lead-if-plan-passes-and-more/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/daily-digest-river-running-high-as-dwr-opens-space-in-lake-oroville-how-hydroelectric-power-has-roared-back-to-life-ca-kids-would-all-be-screened-for-lead-if-plan-passes-and-more/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:45:10 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60332 In California water news today, River running high as DWR opens space in Lake Oroville; Oroville Dam: DWR says cost of crisis tops $100M; spillway gates reopened; How hydroelectric power has roared back to life in California; With $569 million in winter storm damage, Governor Jerry Brown asks Trump for more federal disaster help; California kids would all be screened [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/daily-digest-river-running-high-as-dwr-opens-space-in-lake-oroville-how-hydroelectric-power-has-roared-back-to-life-ca-kids-would-all-be-screened-for-lead-if-plan-passes-and-more/feed/ 0 RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for March 20, 2017 https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-march-20-2017/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-march-20-2017/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:51:38 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60421 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 [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-march-20-2017/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: Governor Brown requests presidential major disaster declaration for February; State Water Board reminds water right holders of April 1 reporting deadline; Sacramento River spawning habitat restoration underway https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/news-worth-noting-governor-brown-requests-presidential-major-disaster-declaration-for-february-state-water-board-reminds-water-right-holders-of-april-1-reporting-deadline-sacramento-river-spawning/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/news-worth-noting-governor-brown-requests-presidential-major-disaster-declaration-for-february-state-water-board-reminds-water-right-holders-of-april-1-reporting-deadline-sacramento-river-spawning/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:00:34 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60355 Governor Brown Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration Due to February Storms, Damage to Oroville Dam Spillway From the Office of the Governor: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to aid with repairs to the damaged Oroville Dam spillway and to bolster state and local recovery efforts following February storms that caused major flooding, levee [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/news-worth-noting-governor-brown-requests-presidential-major-disaster-declaration-for-february-state-water-board-reminds-water-right-holders-of-april-1-reporting-deadline-sacramento-river-spawning/feed/ 0 CA WATER COMMISSION: Hydrology and State Water Project operations update https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/hydrology-and-state-water-project-operations-update/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/hydrology-and-state-water-project-operations-update/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:05:34 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60362 “In just a 6-week period beginning in mid-January through the end of February, we passed through Lake Oroville the entire volume of the lake essentially,“ says SWP Principal Engineer John Leahigh At the March meeting of the California Water Commission, John Leahigh, Principal Engineer for the State Water Project, gave this update on the current hydrological conditions and operations of [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/hydrology-and-state-water-project-operations-update/feed/ 0 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 https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/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/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/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/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:34:35 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60331 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 [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/20/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/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Oroville dam operators send more water down wrecked spillway; Repair costs for the troubled Oroville Dam will run much higher than $200 million, official says; State expects variety of large and small projects to seek Prop 1 funds; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/19/daily-digest-weekend-edition-oroville-dam-operators-send-more-water-down-wrecked-spillway-repair-costs-for-the-troubled-oroville-dam-will-run-much-higher-than-200-million-official-says-state-exp/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/19/daily-digest-weekend-edition-oroville-dam-operators-send-more-water-down-wrecked-spillway-repair-costs-for-the-troubled-oroville-dam-will-run-much-higher-than-200-million-official-says-state-exp/#respond Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:41:28 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60319 In California water news this weekend, Oroville dam operators send more water down wrecked spillway; Hyatt Powerplant restarted at Oroville Dam; Repair costs for the troubled Oroville Dam will run much higher than $200 million, official says; State expects variety of large and small projects to seek Prop 1 funds; After years of drought in the Central Valley, the residents [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/19/daily-digest-weekend-edition-oroville-dam-operators-send-more-water-down-wrecked-spillway-repair-costs-for-the-troubled-oroville-dam-will-run-much-higher-than-200-million-official-says-state-exp/feed/ 0 PHOTO GALLERY: This weekend at Oroville Dam https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/19/photo-gallery-this-weekend-at-oroville-dam/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/19/photo-gallery-this-weekend-at-oroville-dam/#respond Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:38:26 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60397 Damaged spillway returns to use; other work continues From the Department of Water Resources:]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/19/photo-gallery-this-weekend-at-oroville-dam/feed/ 0 CA WEATHER BLOG: Break in storms comes to end; Northern California closes in on record wet season https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/19/ca-weather-blog-break-in-storms-comes-to-end-northern-california-closes-in-on-record-wet-season/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/19/ca-weather-blog-break-in-storms-comes-to-end-northern-california-closes-in-on-record-wet-season/#respond Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:48:05 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60383 Substantial late-season storminess to return; Central Valley thunderstorms likely From Daniel Swain at the California Weather Blog: 2016-2017 turned out to be quite the winter across California (especially in the northern half of the state). A relentless series of storms–driven by persistent troughing and an associated active jet stream along the West Coast–brought numerous atmospheric rivers and associated heavy precipitation [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/19/ca-weather-blog-break-in-storms-comes-to-end-northern-california-closes-in-on-record-wet-season/feed/ 0 THIS JUST IN … ACWA, California Farm Water Coalition say State Water Board’s San Joaquin River flow proposal is the wrong approach https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/acwa-california-farm-water-coalition-say-state-water-boards-san-joaquin-river-flow-proposal-is-the-wrong-approach/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/acwa-california-farm-water-coalition-say-state-water-boards-san-joaquin-river-flow-proposal-is-the-wrong-approach/#respond Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:42:12 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60299 The organizations advocate a ‘functional flows’ approach Today was the deadline for comments to be submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board on the proposal for phase 1 of the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan update, which recommends a range of between 30 and 50 percent of unimpaired flow, with a starting point of 40 percent. Earlier today, [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/acwa-california-farm-water-coalition-say-state-water-boards-san-joaquin-river-flow-proposal-is-the-wrong-approach/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Notice of Opportunity to Comment – Upper Santa Clara River Groundwater Basin https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/announcement-notice-of-opportunity-to-comment-upper-santa-clara-river-groundwater-basin/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/announcement-notice-of-opportunity-to-comment-upper-santa-clara-river-groundwater-basin/#respond Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:15:45 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60725 Attached is  Notice of Opportunity to Comment on the proposed approval of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board’s amendments to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region that would incorporate stakeholder-developed groundwater quality management measures for salts and nutrients in the Upper Santa Clara River groundwater basin in Los Angeles County. Comment Deadline is April [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/announcement-notice-of-opportunity-to-comment-upper-santa-clara-river-groundwater-basin/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Notice of opportunity to comment – Main San Gabriel Groundwater Basin https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/announcement-notice-of-opportunity-to-comment-main-san-gabriel-groundwater-basin/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/announcement-notice-of-opportunity-to-comment-main-san-gabriel-groundwater-basin/#respond Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:13:13 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60722 Attached is a Notice of Opportunity to Comment on the proposed approval of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board’s amendments to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region that would incorporate stakeholder-developed groundwater quality management measures for salts and nutrients in the Main San Gabriel Groundwater Basin in Los Angeles County. Comment Deadline is April [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/announcement-notice-of-opportunity-to-comment-main-san-gabriel-groundwater-basin/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Notice of opportunity to comment – Raymond Groundwater Basin https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/announcement-notice-of-opportunity-to-comment-raymond-groundwater-basin/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/announcement-notice-of-opportunity-to-comment-raymond-groundwater-basin/#respond Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:07:00 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60719 Attached is a Notice of Opportunity to Comment on the proposed approval of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board’s amendments to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region that would incorporate stakeholder-developed groundwater quality management measures for salts and nutrients in the Raymond Groundwater Basin in Los Angeles County. Comment Deadline is April 20, 2017 [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/announcement-notice-of-opportunity-to-comment-raymond-groundwater-basin/feed/ 0