MAVEN'S NOTEBOOK | Water news https://mavensnotebook.com Your comprehensive source for California water news and information, organizing aggregated content from news outlets across the state, and supplementing that with detailed original coverage of meetings, conferences, water policy and science events. All delivered to your email box by 9am, with no bias, spin, or advocacy. Just simple, straight up information from California water's most trusted source. Tue, 23 May 2017 15:48:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 https://mavensnotebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/cropped-Logo3-32x32.jpg MAVEN'S NOTEBOOK | Water news https://mavensnotebook.com 32 32 DAILY DIGEST: Despite a wet year, some California wildlife areas miss out on water; The myth of the desert metropolis: Los Angeles was not built in a desert but are we making it one?; Farmer faces $2.8 billion fine for plowing field; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/23/daily-digest-despite-a-wet-year-some-california-wildlife-areas-miss-out-on-water-the-myth-of-the-desert-metropolis-los-angeles-was-not-built-in-a-desert-but-are-we-making-it-one-farmer-faces-2/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/23/daily-digest-despite-a-wet-year-some-california-wildlife-areas-miss-out-on-water-the-myth-of-the-desert-metropolis-los-angeles-was-not-built-in-a-desert-but-are-we-making-it-one-farmer-faces-2/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 15:45:57 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62684 In California water news today, Despite a wet year, some California wildlife areas miss out on water; The myth of the desert metropolis: Los Angeles was not built in a desert but are we making it one?; Farmer faces $2.8 billion fine for plowing field; Drought erased 25 cubic miles of Central Valley groundwater; California’s ‘iconic’ native fish facing extinction, [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/23/daily-digest-despite-a-wet-year-some-california-wildlife-areas-miss-out-on-water-the-myth-of-the-desert-metropolis-los-angeles-was-not-built-in-a-desert-but-are-we-making-it-one-farmer-faces-2/feed/ 0 BLOG ROUND-UP: Groundwater overdraft is a fixable problem; The myth of water wasted to sea; Better information can help the environment; Relationships and incentives the secret ingredients for better resource management; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/23/blog-round-up-groundwater-overdraft-is-a-fixable-problem-the-myth-of-water-wasted-to-sea-better-information-can-help-the-environment-relationships-and-incentives-the-secret-ingredients-for-better/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/23/blog-round-up-groundwater-overdraft-is-a-fixable-problem-the-myth-of-water-wasted-to-sea-better-information-can-help-the-environment-relationships-and-incentives-the-secret-ingredients-for-better/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 13:39:36 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62702 Groundwater overdraft is a fixable problem:  The California Farm Water Coalition writes, “Overdraft. It’s the condition in which something is being removed faster than it’s being replaced. At a bank it’s when you’re spending more money than what you have in your account. In the water world it’s much the same thing. You’re taking more water, usually out of the [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/23/blog-round-up-groundwater-overdraft-is-a-fixable-problem-the-myth-of-water-wasted-to-sea-better-information-can-help-the-environment-relationships-and-incentives-the-secret-ingredients-for-better/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Central Valley Regional Water Board to hold climate change workshop on June 1st https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/23/announcement-central-valley-regional-water-board-to-hold-climate-change-workshop-on-june-1st/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/23/announcement-central-valley-regional-water-board-to-hold-climate-change-workshop-on-june-1st/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 11:22:42 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62750 From the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board: The Central Valley Water Board will be holding a Workshop on 1 June, 2017 to discuss its draft Climate Change Work Plan. The Workshop will be held from 9:00 am to Noon at our Rancho Cordova Office. A copy of the public notice may be found on our website at:  http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralvalley/board_info/meetings  [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/23/announcement-central-valley-regional-water-board-to-hold-climate-change-workshop-on-june-1st/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Senate Chair of Natural Resources and Water hopes to enact creative approaches to water scarcity; Is ‘potential Oroville waiting to happen’ at other spillways?; Modesto, Turlock irrigation boards will meet together on Tuolumne River flow issues; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/22/daily-digest-senate-chair-of-natural-resources-and-water-hopes-to-enact-creative-approaches-to-water-scarcity-is-potential-oroville-waiting-to-happen-at-other-spillways-modesto-turlock-irriga/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/22/daily-digest-senate-chair-of-natural-resources-and-water-hopes-to-enact-creative-approaches-to-water-scarcity-is-potential-oroville-waiting-to-happen-at-other-spillways-modesto-turlock-irriga/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 15:45:52 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62683 In California water news today, Senate Chair of Natural Resources and Water hopes to enact creative approaches to water scarcity; Is ‘potential Oroville waiting to happen’ at other spillways?; New state mercury limits based on higher exposure; Modesto, Turlock irrigation boards will meet together on Tuolumne River flow issues; New Silicon Valley flood project at risk because of red tape, [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/22/daily-digest-senate-chair-of-natural-resources-and-water-hopes-to-enact-creative-approaches-to-water-scarcity-is-potential-oroville-waiting-to-happen-at-other-spillways-modesto-turlock-irriga/feed/ 0 RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for May 22 https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/22/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-may-22/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/22/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-may-22/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 14:04:10 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62712 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/2017/05/22/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-may-22/feed/ 0 Fish Restoration Program Update: Prospect Island Tidal Habitat Restoration Project, Real estate acquisition, Regional salinity monitoring, and Restoration RFP https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/22/fish-restoration-program-update-prospect-island-tidal-habitat-restoration-project-real-estate-acquisition-regional-salinity-monitoring-and-restoration-rfp/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/22/fish-restoration-program-update-prospect-island-tidal-habitat-restoration-project-real-estate-acquisition-regional-salinity-monitoring-and-restoration-rfp/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 13:23:58 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62673 From the Department of Water Resources and the Department of Fish and Wildlife: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Fish Restoration Program (FRP) addresses specific habitat restoration requirements of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) biological opinions (Biological Opinions) for State Water Project (SWP) [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/22/fish-restoration-program-update-prospect-island-tidal-habitat-restoration-project-real-estate-acquisition-regional-salinity-monitoring-and-restoration-rfp/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: New Sonoma County groundwater agencies plan first meetings, public hearings; LADWP honored as leading water utility in the world at 2017 Global Water Summit; Western Municipal Water District and the City of Riverside strike historic water deal https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/22/news-worth-noting-new-sonoma-county-groundwater-agencies-plan-first-meetings-public-hearings-ladwp-honored-as-leading-water-utility-in-the-world-at-2017-global-water-summit-western-municipal-water/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/22/news-worth-noting-new-sonoma-county-groundwater-agencies-plan-first-meetings-public-hearings-ladwp-honored-as-leading-water-utility-in-the-world-at-2017-global-water-summit-western-municipal-water/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 12:55:12 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62667 Sonoma County: New Groundwater Agencies Plan First Meetings, Public Hearings From the Sonoma County Water Agency: Public hearings are scheduled to consider designating three local agencies to be responsible for ensuring groundwater is available now and into the future. The hearings will be held on June 1 for the Santa Rosa Plain basin; June 8 for the Sonoma Valley basin; [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/22/news-worth-noting-new-sonoma-county-groundwater-agencies-plan-first-meetings-public-hearings-ladwp-honored-as-leading-water-utility-in-the-world-at-2017-global-water-summit-western-municipal-water/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Most California farm water suppliers are breaking this law. Why doesn’t the state act?; Board of Consultants calls for attention to emergency spillway erosion in latest memo; Solano County Supervisor returns from DC feeling Delta issues are being heard; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/21/daily-digest-weekend-edition-most-california-farm-water-suppliers-are-breaking-this-law-why-doesnt-the-state-act-board-of-consultants-calls-for-attention-to-emergency-spillway-erosion-in-lates/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/21/daily-digest-weekend-edition-most-california-farm-water-suppliers-are-breaking-this-law-why-doesnt-the-state-act-board-of-consultants-calls-for-attention-to-emergency-spillway-erosion-in-lates/#respond Sun, 21 May 2017 14:15:30 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62659 In California water news this weekend, Most California farm water suppliers are breaking this law.  Why doesn’t the state act?; Board of Consultants calls for attention to emergency spillway erosion in latest memo; Solano County Supervisor returns from DC feeling Delta issues are being heard; With rivers running fast and frigid, public urged to use caution; Where Trump has weakened [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/21/daily-digest-weekend-edition-most-california-farm-water-suppliers-are-breaking-this-law-why-doesnt-the-state-act-board-of-consultants-calls-for-attention-to-emergency-spillway-erosion-in-lates/feed/ 0 State Water Resources Control Board Releases Forms to Comply with CalCannabis Licensing https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/20/state-water-resources-control-board-releases-forms-to-comply-with-calcannabis-licensing/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/20/state-water-resources-control-board-releases-forms-to-comply-with-calcannabis-licensing/#respond Sat, 20 May 2017 14:12:04 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62663 If you are planning to obtain a California Department of Food and Agriculture Cannabis Cultivation (CalCannabis) License beginning on January 1, 2018, you must provide documentation of your water supply source with your cultivation license application. Certain water diversion types require completion and submittal of special forms to the State Water Resource Control Board (State Water Board) by June 30, [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/20/state-water-resources-control-board-releases-forms-to-comply-with-calcannabis-licensing/feed/ 0 THIS JUST IN … Fifth Memo from Board of Consultants on Oroville Spillways Available https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/19/this-just-in-fifth-memo-from-board-of-consultants-on-oroville-spillways-available/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/19/this-just-in-fifth-memo-from-board-of-consultants-on-oroville-spillways-available/#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 21:12:54 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62657 From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today posted the fifth memo prepared by the independent Board of Consultants (BOC) regarding the spillways at Lake Oroville. Following prior protocol set for the release of all BOC documents, the memo has been released with Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) redacted. The BOC is tasked with [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/19/this-just-in-fifth-memo-from-board-of-consultants-on-oroville-spillways-available/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: A remote tribe fights for its river and its children; Oroville Dam spillway to go offline until fall, allowing for repairs; California growers, researchers preparing for next drought; Fish rain down on Oroville elementary school; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/19/daily-digest-a-remote-tribe-fights-for-its-river-and-its-children-oroville-dam-spillway-to-go-offline-until-fall-allowing-for-repairs-california-growers-researchers-preparing-for-next-drought-fi/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/19/daily-digest-a-remote-tribe-fights-for-its-river-and-its-children-oroville-dam-spillway-to-go-offline-until-fall-allowing-for-repairs-california-growers-researchers-preparing-for-next-drought-fi/#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 15:45:26 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62459 In California water news today, A remote tribe fights for its river and its children; Oroville Dam spillway to go offline until fall, allowing for repairs; California growers, researchers preparing for next drought; California farmers used enough groundwater during the drought to fill Lake Mead; Public to EPA on cutting regulations: ‘No!’; Trump picked this ex-lobbyist for key Interior position; [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/19/daily-digest-a-remote-tribe-fights-for-its-river-and-its-children-oroville-dam-spillway-to-go-offline-until-fall-allowing-for-repairs-california-growers-researchers-preparing-for-next-drought-fi/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: State Water Board adopts emergency regulation to implement SGMA; Weekly water and climate report https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/19/news-worth-noting-state-water-board-adopts-emergency-regulation-to-implement-sgma-weekly-water-and-climate-report/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/19/news-worth-noting-state-water-board-adopts-emergency-regulation-to-implement-sgma-weekly-water-and-climate-report/#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 14:31:07 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62640 State Water Board adopts emergency regulation to implement SGMA From the State Water Board: On May 16, 2017, The State Water Board adopted a resolution to adopt the Emergency Regulation for Implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).  The adopted resolution covers fees and other requirements that will be imposed by the State Water Board in the basins when [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/19/news-worth-noting-state-water-board-adopts-emergency-regulation-to-implement-sgma-weekly-water-and-climate-report/feed/ 0 Sustainable Groundwater Management Program News for May 19, 2017 https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/19/sustainable-groundwater-management-news-for-may-19-2017/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/19/sustainable-groundwater-management-news-for-may-19-2017/#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 14:09:05 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62642 From the Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management Program: Facilitation Support Service Survey DWR provided facilitation support services through professional facilitators to help local agencies address pivotal issues in GSA formation. The goal of the Facilitation Support Service is to assist local agencies in reaching broad agreement on potentially contentious issues associated with revising groundwater boundaries, establishing new governance [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/19/sustainable-groundwater-management-news-for-may-19-2017/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: You could fill Shasta seven times with groundwater loss during state drought; River cleanup highlights CA’s water troubles; Oroville Dam spillway shutting down for summer repairs; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/18/daily-digest-you-could-fill-shasta-seven-times-with-groundwater-loss-during-state-drought-river-cleanup-highlights-cas-water-troubles-oroville-dam-spillway-shutting-down-for-summer-repairs-and-m/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/18/daily-digest-you-could-fill-shasta-seven-times-with-groundwater-loss-during-state-drought-river-cleanup-highlights-cas-water-troubles-oroville-dam-spillway-shutting-down-for-summer-repairs-and-m/#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 15:45:27 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62460 In California water news today, You could fill Shasta Lake seven times with farm groundwater loss during state drought; River cleanup highlights California’s water troubles; Oroville Dam spillway shutting down for summer repairs; New webcam shows damaged main Oroville Spillway at work; How the Oroville Dam crisis played out in social media; Additional funding needed for drought relief; Little fish [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/18/daily-digest-you-could-fill-shasta-seven-times-with-groundwater-loss-during-state-drought-river-cleanup-highlights-cas-water-troubles-oroville-dam-spillway-shutting-down-for-summer-repairs-and-m/feed/ 0 SCIENCE NEWS: UCLA-led researchers track groundwater loss during drought in Central Valley; Lake Tahoe takeover; Bay Area scientists push back against federal freeze on meetings; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/18/science-news-ucla-led-researchers-track-groundwater-loss-during-drought-in-central-valley-lake-tahoe-takeover-bay-area-scientists-push-back-against-federal-freeze-on-meetings-and-more/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/18/science-news-ucla-led-researchers-track-groundwater-loss-during-drought-in-central-valley-lake-tahoe-takeover-bay-area-scientists-push-back-against-federal-freeze-on-meetings-and-more/#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 14:15:17 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62501 In science news this week: UCLA-led researchers track groundwater loss during drought in Central Valley; Lake Tahoe takeover; Bay Area scientists push back against federal freeze on meetings; Endangered Southern California fish saved after population threatened by fire; How satellite data led to a breakthrough for Lake Erie toxic algal blooms; Dams a major driver of climate change; When birds [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/18/science-news-ucla-led-researchers-track-groundwater-loss-during-drought-in-central-valley-lake-tahoe-takeover-bay-area-scientists-push-back-against-federal-freeze-on-meetings-and-more/feed/ 0 OROVILLE DAM SPILLWAYS UPDATE: Transition from Incident Emergency Response to Incident Emergency Recovery, Main spillway gate closure, Dam cam, and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/18/oroville-dam-spillways-update-transition-from-incident-emergency-response-to-incident-emergency-recovery-main-spillway-gate-closure-dam-cam-and-more/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/18/oroville-dam-spillways-update-transition-from-incident-emergency-response-to-incident-emergency-recovery-main-spillway-gate-closure-dam-cam-and-more/#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 13:26:18 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62620 From the Department of Water Resources: The following is a regular update from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) on the Lake Oroville Spillways recovery project activities. Transition from Incident Emergency Response to Incident Emergency Recovery The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) on Sunday completed transition from Incident Emergency Response to Incident Emergency Recovery at the damaged Lake Oroville [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/18/oroville-dam-spillways-update-transition-from-incident-emergency-response-to-incident-emergency-recovery-main-spillway-gate-closure-dam-cam-and-more/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Draft Proposal Solicitation Package for Groundwater Sustainability Plans and Projects https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/18/announcement-draft-proposal-solicitation-package-for-groundwater-sustainability-plans-and-projects/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/18/announcement-draft-proposal-solicitation-package-for-groundwater-sustainability-plans-and-projects/#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 11:58:28 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62617 DWR to hold Three Public Meetings on Draft Grant Proposal Solicitation Package From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced the release of its 2017 Draft Proposal Solicitation Package for Groundwater Sustainability Plans and Projects. The grant program is funded by Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion water bond overwhelmingly approved by California voters in [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/18/announcement-draft-proposal-solicitation-package-for-groundwater-sustainability-plans-and-projects/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Report: Extinction looms for most of California’s salmon and trout; Oroville crisis triggers rethinking of California dam management; Critical deadline in groundwater law approaches; Governor Brown clashes with environmentalists over fracking; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/17/daily-digest-report-extinction-looms-for-most-of-californias-salmon-and-trout-oroville-crisis-triggers-rethinking-of-california-dam-management-critical-deadline-in-groundwater-law-approaches-go/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/17/daily-digest-report-extinction-looms-for-most-of-californias-salmon-and-trout-oroville-crisis-triggers-rethinking-of-california-dam-management-critical-deadline-in-groundwater-law-approaches-go/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 15:45:31 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62461 In California water news today, Trout, salmon and steelhead: A massive die-off coming for these California fish?; California salmon facing extinction, report warns; Report: Extinction looms for most of California’s salmon and trout; Oroville crisis triggers rethinking of California dam management; Critical deadline in groundwater law approaches; Farmers look back at range of impacts from drought; AFBF leader visits Tehama [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/17/daily-digest-report-extinction-looms-for-most-of-californias-salmon-and-trout-oroville-crisis-triggers-rethinking-of-california-dam-management-critical-deadline-in-groundwater-law-approaches-go/feed/ 0 CA WATER COMMISSION: Local perspectives on groundwater management https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/17/ca-water-commission-local-perspectives-on-groundwater-management/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/17/ca-water-commission-local-perspectives-on-groundwater-management/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 13:41:25 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62538 A look at how GSA formation is going in the Pajaro Valley, Yolo County, and Sacramento regions With the deadline to form groundwater sustainability agencies looming just weeks in the future, at the April meeting of the California Water Commission, commissioners heard from three groundwater managers about how implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is playing out in their [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/17/ca-water-commission-local-perspectives-on-groundwater-management/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: Assemblymember Garcia Forms Bipartisan Water Conservation Working Group https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/17/news-worth-noting-assemblymember-garcia-forms-bipartisan-water-conservation-working-group/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/17/news-worth-noting-assemblymember-garcia-forms-bipartisan-water-conservation-working-group/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 12:38:27 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62601 Assemblymember Garcia Forms Bipartisan Water Conservation Working Group From Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s office: Yesterday, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, (D-Coachella) Chair of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife, mobilized a bipartisan team of legislators to tackle statewide water conservation efforts. “Governor Brown’s proposed budget calls for an increase in water conservation investments. The Legislature must be proactive and get to [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/17/news-worth-noting-assemblymember-garcia-forms-bipartisan-water-conservation-working-group/feed/ 0 THIS JUST IN … New Report Shows 74 Percent of California’s Native Salmon, Steelhead and Trout Likely to Be Extinct in 100 Years, 45 Percent in 50 Years if Trends Continue https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/this-just-in-new-report-shows-74-percent-of-californias-native-salmon-steelhead-and-trout-likely-to-be-extinct-in-100-years-45-percent-in-50-years-if-trends-continue/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/this-just-in-new-report-shows-74-percent-of-californias-native-salmon-steelhead-and-trout-likely-to-be-extinct-in-100-years-45-percent-in-50-years-if-trends-continue/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 18:00:12 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62455 “State of the Salmonids II: Fish in Hot Water” report details crisis, IDs opportunities to reverse trend From Cal Trout: Fish and watershed advocacy group California Trout (CalTrout) and University of California Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences, provided key results from an in-depth report today detailing the status of 32 types of salmon, steelhead, and trout that are native to [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/this-just-in-new-report-shows-74-percent-of-californias-native-salmon-steelhead-and-trout-likely-to-be-extinct-in-100-years-45-percent-in-50-years-if-trends-continue/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Wastewater-to-agriculture is first of its kind; New tool to help planners talk about water demand; Climate Change wreaking havoc on the West’s key water supplies; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/daily-digest-wastewater-to-agriculture-is-first-of-its-kind-new-tool-to-help-planners-talk-about-water-demand-climate-change-wreaking-havoc-on-the-wests-key-water-supplies-and-more/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/daily-digest-wastewater-to-agriculture-is-first-of-its-kind-new-tool-to-help-planners-talk-about-water-demand-climate-change-wreaking-havoc-on-the-wests-key-water-supplies-and-more/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 15:45:35 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62462 In California water news today, Wastewater-to-agriculture is first of its kind; New tool to help planners talk about water demand; Investigation: California’s water crisis; Climate Change wreaking havoc on the West’s key water supplies; Oroville Lake releases being reduced today; Nevada Irrigation District joins Groundwater Sustainability Agency; Irrigation district honored for water rights fight; and more … On the calendar [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/daily-digest-wastewater-to-agriculture-is-first-of-its-kind-new-tool-to-help-planners-talk-about-water-demand-climate-change-wreaking-havoc-on-the-wests-key-water-supplies-and-more/feed/ 0 BLOG ROUND-UP: Bloggers on Oroville Dam, Delta fish salvage, Water law and drought, Stockton and sea level rise, and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/blog-round-up-bloggers-on-oroville-dam-delta-smelt-salvage-water-law-and-drought-stockton-and-sea-level-rise-and-more/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/blog-round-up-bloggers-on-oroville-dam-delta-smelt-salvage-water-law-and-drought-stockton-and-sea-level-rise-and-more/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 14:25:13 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62500 California would be an unrecognizable ‘parallel universe’ without Oroville Dam:  Todd Fitchette writes, “A Sacramento Bee article questions the “lethal arrogance” of late Gov. Pat Brown when pushing to build Oroville Dam in the 1960s.  The lens of hindsight might be clearer, but it’s only such because we see things through the history that predecessors did not have, nor could [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/blog-round-up-bloggers-on-oroville-dam-delta-smelt-salvage-water-law-and-drought-stockton-and-sea-level-rise-and-more/feed/ 0 CA WATER COMMISSION: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act implementation update https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/ca-water-commission-sustainable-groundwater-management-act-implementation-update/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/ca-water-commission-sustainable-groundwater-management-act-implementation-update/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 13:50:23 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62474 DWR update provides an overview of GSA formation to date and a preview of new tools to aid GSAs in developing their groundwater sustainability plans At the April meeting of the California Water Commission, Trevor Joseph and Steven Springhorn with the Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management program gave a high-level overview of how groundwater sustainability agency formation is [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/ca-water-commission-sustainable-groundwater-management-act-implementation-update/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR and Reclamation Recirculate Draft Environmental Document for Fremont Weir Adult Fish Passage Modification Project https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/news-worth-noting-dwr-and-reclamation-recirculate-draft-environmental-document-for-fremont-weir-adult-fish-passage-modification-project/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/news-worth-noting-dwr-and-reclamation-recirculate-draft-environmental-document-for-fremont-weir-adult-fish-passage-modification-project/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 12:54:11 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62542 DWR and Reclamation Recirculate Draft Environmental Document for Fremont Weir Adult Fish Passage Modification Project From the Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) are recirculating for public review the Biological Resources portion (Section 3.5) of the draft Initial Study and Environmental Assessment (IS/EA) and [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/16/news-worth-noting-dwr-and-reclamation-recirculate-draft-environmental-document-for-fremont-weir-adult-fish-passage-modification-project/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Techies and tractors: Silicon Valley’s next big thing is saving water; Oroville Dam: After decades of shattered expectations at Lake Oroville, can residents trust the state?; Calls to rethink the Colorado River’s iconic dams grow louder; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/15/daily-digest-techies-and-tractors-silicon-valleys-next-big-thing-is-saving-water-oroville-dam-after-decades-of-shattered-expectations-at-lake-oroville-can-residents-trust-the-state-calls-to-r/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/15/daily-digest-techies-and-tractors-silicon-valleys-next-big-thing-is-saving-water-oroville-dam-after-decades-of-shattered-expectations-at-lake-oroville-can-residents-trust-the-state-calls-to-r/#respond Mon, 15 May 2017 15:45:34 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62458 In California water news today, Techies and tractors: Silicon Valley’s next big thing is saving water; Oroville Dam: After decades of shattered expectations at Lake Oroville, can residents trust the state?; Pursuing state, federal aid to cope with spillway crisis on city council agenda; Multimillion-dollar Carmel River channel bore brunt of winter storms, may still support steelhead; June Lake residents [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/15/daily-digest-techies-and-tractors-silicon-valleys-next-big-thing-is-saving-water-oroville-dam-after-decades-of-shattered-expectations-at-lake-oroville-can-residents-trust-the-state-calls-to-r/feed/ 0 RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for May 15, 2017 https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/15/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-may-15-2017/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/15/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-may-15-2017/#respond Mon, 15 May 2017 13:48:33 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62507 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/2017/05/15/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-may-15-2017/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: ‘Lethal arrogance’? Oroville Dam crisis sprang from Pat Brown’s towering ambition; Oroville Dam could be built on shaky ground; Who will pay for spillway repairs?; Rains brought super bloom – and toxic invaders; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/14/daily-digest-weekend-edition-lethal-arrogance-oroville-dam-crisis-sprang-from-pat-browns-towering-ambition-oroville-dam-could-be-built-on-shaky-ground-who-will-pay-for-spillway-repairs-ra/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/14/daily-digest-weekend-edition-lethal-arrogance-oroville-dam-crisis-sprang-from-pat-browns-towering-ambition-oroville-dam-could-be-built-on-shaky-ground-who-will-pay-for-spillway-repairs-ra/#respond Sun, 14 May 2017 14:19:49 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62438 In California water news this weekend, ‘Lethal arrogance’? Oroville Dam crisis sprang from Pat Brown’s towering ambition; Oroville Dam could be built on shaky ground; Who will pay for spillway repairs?; Rains brought super bloom – and toxic invaders; Record Sierra runoff churns hope in rafting community; Water flows again, but it’s deadly; No more Sierra snow?  Think again; Will [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/14/daily-digest-weekend-edition-lethal-arrogance-oroville-dam-crisis-sprang-from-pat-browns-towering-ambition-oroville-dam-could-be-built-on-shaky-ground-who-will-pay-for-spillway-repairs-ra/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: State officials get slammed for the Oroville Dam spillway failure at Sacramento hearing; Will Trump reimburse CA for Oroville Dam?; Wine country looking more like cannabis country; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/12/daily-digest-state-officials-get-slammed-for-the-oroville-dam-spillway-failure-at-sacramento-hearing-will-trump-reimburse-ca-for-oroville-dam-wine-country-looking-more-like-cannabis-country-and/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/12/daily-digest-state-officials-get-slammed-for-the-oroville-dam-spillway-failure-at-sacramento-hearing-will-trump-reimburse-ca-for-oroville-dam-wine-country-looking-more-like-cannabis-country-and/#respond Fri, 12 May 2017 15:45:44 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62252 In California water news today, Lawmakers fault oversight of half-century old dam; State officials get slammed for the Oroville Dam spillway failure at Sacramento hearing; Oroville spillway: Another round of questions for water leaders working on repairs; Will Trump reimburse California for Oroville Dam?  It may come down to pre-existing conditions; Hatchery mishap kills 300,000 baby salmon.  What will this [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/12/daily-digest-state-officials-get-slammed-for-the-oroville-dam-spillway-failure-at-sacramento-hearing-will-trump-reimburse-ca-for-oroville-dam-wine-country-looking-more-like-cannabis-country-and/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Final Environmental Document Allows Transfer of Recaptured San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows to Pleasant Valley Water District in 2017 https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/12/announcement-final-environmental-document-allows-transfer-of-recaptured-san-joaquin-river-restoration-program-flows-to-pleasant-valley-water-district-in-2017/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/12/announcement-final-environmental-document-allows-transfer-of-recaptured-san-joaquin-river-restoration-program-flows-to-pleasant-valley-water-district-in-2017/#respond Fri, 12 May 2017 13:26:04 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62425 From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Finding of No Significant Impact for the approval to transfer recaptured Restoration Flows from Friant Division Long-Term Contractors to Pleasant Valley Water District during 2017. The FONSI is based on the analysis of potential impacts analyzed and disclosed in the 2013 Recirculation of Recaptured Water Year 2013-2017 San [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/12/announcement-final-environmental-document-allows-transfer-of-recaptured-san-joaquin-river-restoration-program-flows-to-pleasant-valley-water-district-in-2017/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: LAO reports on Oroville Dam, federal funding; Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, San Diego County Water Authority win awards; Weekly water and climate report https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/12/news-worth-noting-lao-reports-on-oroville-dam-federal-funding-byron-bethany-irrigation-district-san-diego-county-water-authority-win-awards-weekly-water-and-climate-report/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/12/news-worth-noting-lao-reports-on-oroville-dam-federal-funding-byron-bethany-irrigation-district-san-diego-county-water-authority-win-awards-weekly-water-and-climate-report/#respond Fri, 12 May 2017 13:13:24 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62399 New LAO reports on Oroville Dam Spillway Incident, Federal funding for natural resources and environmental protection The Legislative Analyst’s office has two new offerings: A hearing handout from yesterday’s oversight hearing, An Overview of the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident A web page, Federal Funding for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, which provides detail on federal funding for the state’s natural [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/12/news-worth-noting-lao-reports-on-oroville-dam-federal-funding-byron-bethany-irrigation-district-san-diego-county-water-authority-win-awards-weekly-water-and-climate-report/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Oroville Dam had two dozen problems that may have led to mass failure, report says; Oroville Dam Diversion Pool dredging won’t be done until December; Congressional budget deal protects water programs; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/11/daily-digest-oroville-dam-had-two-dozen-problems-that-may-have-led-to-mass-failure-report-says-oroville-dam-diversion-pool-dredging-wont-be-done-until-december-congressional-budget-deal-protects/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/11/daily-digest-oroville-dam-had-two-dozen-problems-that-may-have-led-to-mass-failure-report-says-oroville-dam-diversion-pool-dredging-wont-be-done-until-december-congressional-budget-deal-protects/#respond Thu, 11 May 2017 15:45:52 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62251 In California water news today, Oroville Dam had two dozen problems that may have led to mass failure, report says; Oroville Dam: What state’s forensic team has found in the first analysis; Not so close: Oroville Dam Diversion Pool dredging won’t be done until December; Independent team’s list of potential causes of spillway collapse released; Nearly a million Californians exposed [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/11/daily-digest-oroville-dam-had-two-dozen-problems-that-may-have-led-to-mass-failure-report-says-oroville-dam-diversion-pool-dredging-wont-be-done-until-december-congressional-budget-deal-protects/feed/ 0 DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Changes made to Conveyance, Storage, and Operations amendment, but Delta advocates still not satisfied https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/11/delta-stewardship-council-changes-made-to-conveyance-storage-and-operations-amendment-but-delta-advocates-still-not-satisfied/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/11/delta-stewardship-council-changes-made-to-conveyance-storage-and-operations-amendment-but-delta-advocates-still-not-satisfied/#respond Thu, 11 May 2017 14:31:20 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62306 It was a standing-room only crowd that packed two rooms at the April meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, as Delta advocates gathered to voice their opposition to the California Water Fix project, and so by extension, the Council’s proposed amendment to the Delta Plan regarding conveyance, storage, and operation. Executive Officer Jessica Pearson began with the background and history [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/11/delta-stewardship-council-changes-made-to-conveyance-storage-and-operations-amendment-but-delta-advocates-still-not-satisfied/feed/ 0 SCIENCE NEWS: Droughts and floods: California’s climate change conundrum; Sharks are dying by the hundreds in San Francisco Bay; Collaborative research project points the way to improving salmon recovery efforts on the Columbia River; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/11/science-news-droughts-and-floods-californias-climate-change-conundrum-sharks-are-dying-by-the-hundreds-in-san-francisco-bay-collaborative-research-project-points-the-way-to-improving-salmon-reco/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/11/science-news-droughts-and-floods-californias-climate-change-conundrum-sharks-are-dying-by-the-hundreds-in-san-francisco-bay-collaborative-research-project-points-the-way-to-improving-salmon-reco/#respond Thu, 11 May 2017 13:40:32 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62024 In science news this week: Droughts and floods: California’s climate change conundrum; Sharks are dying by the hundreds in San Francisco Bay; IEP posts new edition of their Newsletter; Collaborative research project points the way to improving salmon recovery efforts on the Columbia River; Not just a game: Steelhead, science, and a race for survival; Cool new nesting boxes help [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/11/science-news-droughts-and-floods-californias-climate-change-conundrum-sharks-are-dying-by-the-hundreds-in-san-francisco-bay-collaborative-research-project-points-the-way-to-improving-salmon-reco/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: New PPIC fact sheet on groundwater; EPA and the Army Corps begin revision of the WOTUS rule; State grants final water use permit to Sterling Natural Resource Center https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/11/news-worth-noting-new-ppic-fact-sheet-on-groundwater-epa-and-the-army-corps-begin-revision-of-the-wotus-rule-state-grants-final-water-use-permit-to-sterling-natural-resource-center/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/11/news-worth-noting-new-ppic-fact-sheet-on-groundwater-epa-and-the-army-corps-begin-revision-of-the-wotus-rule-state-grants-final-water-use-permit-to-sterling-natural-resource-center/#respond Thu, 11 May 2017 12:34:10 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62389 New PPIC fact sheet on groundwater From the PPIC: Many groundwater basins are being used unsustainably. Reforms are underway, but results will take time. This fact sheet summarizes California’s groundwater supply issues—from water quality problems to better management practices. Click here to read the fact sheet. EPA and the Army Corps begin revision of the WOTUS rule From Somach Simmons [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/11/news-worth-noting-new-ppic-fact-sheet-on-groundwater-epa-and-the-army-corps-begin-revision-of-the-wotus-rule-state-grants-final-water-use-permit-to-sterling-natural-resource-center/feed/ 0 State Water Board will consider adoption of Emergency Regulation for SGMA implementation at May 16, 2017 Board Meeting https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/basic-footer/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/basic-footer/#respond Thu, 11 May 2017 05:51:50 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62396 From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Board will consider adoption of a proposed Emergency Regulation for State Water Board Implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act at its May 16, 2017 Board meeting.  The Board meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Coastal Hearing Room (Second Floor) of the Joe Serna Jr. – CalEPA Building [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/basic-footer/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Amended staff report for the Proposed Basin Plan Amendment to Establish Salinity Water Quality Objectives in the Lower San Joaquin River now posted https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/announcement-amended-staff-report-for-the-proposed-basin-plan-amendment-to-establish-salinity-water-quality-objectives-in-the-lower-san-joaquin-river-now-posted/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/announcement-amended-staff-report-for-the-proposed-basin-plan-amendment-to-establish-salinity-water-quality-objectives-in-the-lower-san-joaquin-river-now-posted/#respond Thu, 11 May 2017 05:45:07 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62394 From the Central Valley Regional Water Control Board: Regarding the Proposed Basin Plan Amendment to Establish Salinity Water Quality Objectives in the Lower San Joaquin River, an amended Staff Report has been posted on the project website at:  http://waterboards.ca.gov/centralvalley/water_issues/salinity/upstream_salt_boron/index.shtml The changes to the draft Staff Report are shown in bright pink track changes. The following sections contain edits: –          Executive [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/announcement-amended-staff-report-for-the-proposed-basin-plan-amendment-to-establish-salinity-water-quality-objectives-in-the-lower-san-joaquin-river-now-posted/feed/ 0 THIS JUST IN … DWR Releases Initial Findings from Forensics Team Regarding Lake Oroville Spillways https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/this-just-in-dwr-releases-initial-findings-from-forensics-team-regarding-lake-oroville-spillways/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/this-just-in-dwr-releases-initial-findings-from-forensics-team-regarding-lake-oroville-spillways/#respond Wed, 10 May 2017 21:10:23 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62386 From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today made public a memo from the independent Forensics Team, which outlines a list of potential physical factors that may have contributed to the Lake Oroville gated (main) spillway failure on Feb. 7. “This memo outlines the potential causes of the main spillway failure, which will be [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/this-just-in-dwr-releases-initial-findings-from-forensics-team-regarding-lake-oroville-spillways/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Mayors: State not operating damaged dam safely; Standing to lose $60 million, Oroville considers jumping ship on DWR settlement; Oh, well. California water info can remain secret, court rules; Why California can’t go back to ‘normal’ after the drought; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/daily-digest-mayors-state-not-operating-damaged-dam-safely-oh-well-california-water-info-can-remain-secret-court-rules-why-california-cant-go-back-to-normal-after-the-drought-and-more/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/daily-digest-mayors-state-not-operating-damaged-dam-safely-oh-well-california-water-info-can-remain-secret-court-rules-why-california-cant-go-back-to-normal-after-the-drought-and-more/#respond Wed, 10 May 2017 15:45:37 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62250 In California water news today, Mayors: State not operating damaged dam safely; Standing to lose $60 million, Oroville considers jumping on DWR settlement; Oh, well.  California water info can remain secret, court rules; Why California can’t go back to ‘normal’ after the drought; Farm creates new river habitat for salmon; End of California drought doesn’t bring relief for produce prices; [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/daily-digest-mayors-state-not-operating-damaged-dam-safely-oh-well-california-water-info-can-remain-secret-court-rules-why-california-cant-go-back-to-normal-after-the-drought-and-more/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: Natural Resources Agency Seeks Public Comment on State’s Climate Adaptation Plan; Metropolitan ends SoCal water alert; Invalidation of state chromium-6 drinking water standard opens door to affordable compliance options https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/news-worth-noting-natural-resources-agency-seeks-public-comment-on-states-climate-adaptation-plan-metropolitan-ends-socal-water-alert-invalidation-of-state-chromium-6-drinking-water-standa/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/news-worth-noting-natural-resources-agency-seeks-public-comment-on-states-climate-adaptation-plan-metropolitan-ends-socal-water-alert-invalidation-of-state-chromium-6-drinking-water-standa/#respond Wed, 10 May 2017 12:45:34 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62346 Natural Resources Agency Seeks Public Comment on Update to the State’s Climate Adaptation Plan Today the California Natural Resources Agency released a draft of the Safeguarding California Plan: 2017 Update and seeks public comment on the State’s strategy for adapting to a changing climate. The draft Safeguarding update released today builds on eight years of action by various state departments [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/10/news-worth-noting-natural-resources-agency-seeks-public-comment-on-states-climate-adaptation-plan-metropolitan-ends-socal-water-alert-invalidation-of-state-chromium-6-drinking-water-standa/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: State asks federal taxpayers to fund repairs at Oroville dam; Oroville Dam problems may point to systemic industry issues; Climate change erodes thin safety margins at NorCal dam; CA courts Trump for tunnels project; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/daily-digest-state-asks-federal-taxpayers-to-fund-repairs-at-dam-oroville-dam-problems-may-point-to-systemic-industry-issues-climate-change-erodes-thin-safety-margins-at-norcal-dam-ca-courts-trum/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/daily-digest-state-asks-federal-taxpayers-to-fund-repairs-at-dam-oroville-dam-problems-may-point-to-systemic-industry-issues-climate-change-erodes-thin-safety-margins-at-norcal-dam-ca-courts-trum/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 15:45:44 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62249 In California water news today, Oroville Dam: With bills rolling in, state borrows heavily; California asks federal taxpayers to fund repairs at dam; Oroville Dam problems may point to systemic industry issues; Climate change erodes thin safety margins at California dam; California courts Trump for drought-stemming tunnels project; The overlooked risk of levees as rainfall rises; Sharks are thriving in [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/daily-digest-state-asks-federal-taxpayers-to-fund-repairs-at-dam-oroville-dam-problems-may-point-to-systemic-industry-issues-climate-change-erodes-thin-safety-margins-at-norcal-dam-ca-courts-trum/feed/ 0 BLOG ROUND-UP: Facing extinction II: Making hard decisions; Bringing big and small farms together to manage water; Peter Gleick on science and politics; Conservation relies on profitability; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/blog-round-up-facing-extinction-ii-making-hard-decisions-bringing-big-and-small-farms-together-to-manage-water-peter-gleick-on-science-and-politics-conservation-relies-on-profitability-and-more/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/blog-round-up-facing-extinction-ii-making-hard-decisions-bringing-big-and-small-farms-together-to-manage-water-peter-gleick-on-science-and-politics-conservation-relies-on-profitability-and-more/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 14:10:31 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62267 Facing extinction II: Making hard decisions: Jason Baumsteiger and Peter Moyle write, “In part I of our blog, we projected a bleak future for many freshwater fishes, especially in California. Some difficult decisions will need to be made to prevent extinctions or to verify them.  However these decisions will rely on answers to one sweeping question: When is a species, [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/blog-round-up-facing-extinction-ii-making-hard-decisions-bringing-big-and-small-farms-together-to-manage-water-peter-gleick-on-science-and-politics-conservation-relies-on-profitability-and-more/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: Farmers, environmentalists create first-of-its-kind chinook salmon restoration project; Delta Conservancy’s 2017-2022 Strategic Plan now open for public comments; Court to hear appeals in San Diego County Water Authority litigation over illegal MWD Rates https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/news-worth-noting-farmers-environmentalists-create-first-of-its-kind-chinook-salmon-restoration-project-delta-conservancys-2017-2022-strategic-plan-now-open-for-public-comments-court-to-hear-app/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/news-worth-noting-farmers-environmentalists-create-first-of-its-kind-chinook-salmon-restoration-project-delta-conservancys-2017-2022-strategic-plan-now-open-for-public-comments-court-to-hear-app/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 13:53:09 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62321 Farmers, Environmentalists Create First-of-its-kind California Chinook Salmon Restoration Project River Garden Farms Leads Installation Effort of Natural Salmon Shelters in Sacramento River For young salmon in the northern Sacramento River, life may get easier thanks to an innovative effort developed by a coalition of farmers, state and federal agencies, and environmental groups that are working to increase the chinook salmon [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/news-worth-noting-farmers-environmentalists-create-first-of-its-kind-chinook-salmon-restoration-project-delta-conservancys-2017-2022-strategic-plan-now-open-for-public-comments-court-to-hear-app/feed/ 0 Bulletin 120 and Water Supply Index forecasts for May 1, 2017 https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/bulletin-120-and-water-supply-index-forecasts-for-may-1-2017/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/bulletin-120-and-water-supply-index-forecasts-for-may-1-2017/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 12:23:18 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62329 From the Department of Water Resources: The May 1, 2017 Water Supply Index (WSI) and Bulletin 120 (B120) forecasts have now been completed. The forecasts include observed conditions through the end of April. The forecasts are posted at: WSI:       http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/iodir/wsi B120:     http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/iodir?s=b120 Forecast Summary: The projected median April-July (AJ) runoff in the major Sierra river basins ranges from 164 percent [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/bulletin-120-and-water-supply-index-forecasts-for-may-1-2017/feed/ 0 OROVILLE UPDATE: Spillway Work Continues, Construction Update https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/oroville-update-spillways-work-continues-construction-update/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/oroville-update-spillways-work-continues-construction-update/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 11:30:09 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62333 https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/09/oroville-update-spillways-work-continues-construction-update/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: How wet weather impacted California’s groundwater deficit; Big risk, big ideas: Flood control no longer just levees; Sac Valley rice crop off to a late start due to continued rains; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/08/daily-digest-how-wet-weather-impacted-californias-groundwater-deficit-big-risk-big-ideas-flood-control-no-longer-just-levees-sac-valley-rice-crop-off-to-a-late-start-due-to-continued-rains-and/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/08/daily-digest-how-wet-weather-impacted-californias-groundwater-deficit-big-risk-big-ideas-flood-control-no-longer-just-levees-sac-valley-rice-crop-off-to-a-late-start-due-to-continued-rains-and/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 15:45:31 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62248 In California water news today, How wet weather impacted California’s groundwater deficit; Big risk, big ideas: Flood control no longer just levees; Board now advises DWR to address bottom of spillway first; Oroville Dam to begin releasing water on Wednesday; Sacramento Valley rice crop off to a late start due to continued rains; Owens Valley: LADWP preparing for massive runoff; [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/08/daily-digest-how-wet-weather-impacted-californias-groundwater-deficit-big-risk-big-ideas-flood-control-no-longer-just-levees-sac-valley-rice-crop-off-to-a-late-start-due-to-continued-rains-and/feed/ 0 RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for May 8, 2017 https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/08/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-may-8-2017/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/08/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-may-8-2017/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 14:03:33 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62285 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/2017/05/08/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-may-8-2017/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Silicon Valley’s mission to save California ag; North Coast lawmakers urge Brown to declare statewide salmon disaster; Fluctuating Feather hurting fish habitat; States move to roll back environmental rules in Trump’s wake; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/07/daily-digest-weekend-edition-silicon-valleys-mission-to-save-california-ag-north-coast-lawmakers-urge-brown-to-declare-statewide-salmon-disaster-fluctuating-feather-hurting-fish-habitat-states/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/07/daily-digest-weekend-edition-silicon-valleys-mission-to-save-california-ag-north-coast-lawmakers-urge-brown-to-declare-statewide-salmon-disaster-fluctuating-feather-hurting-fish-habitat-states/#respond Sun, 07 May 2017 14:52:35 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62233 In California water news this weekend, Silicon Valley’s mission to save California ag from dying of thirst; North Coast lawmakers urge Brown to declare statewide salmon disaster; Fluctuating Feather hurting fish habitat; The state of our dams; The drought is over.  So why is California’s wildfire risk growing?; USBR awards funds for fish passage solutions; States move to roll back [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/07/daily-digest-weekend-edition-silicon-valleys-mission-to-save-california-ag-north-coast-lawmakers-urge-brown-to-declare-statewide-salmon-disaster-fluctuating-feather-hurting-fish-habitat-states/feed/ 0 Applicants Sought for Klamath River Coho Habitat Restoration Projects https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/06/applicants-sought-for-klamath-river-coho-habitat-restoration-projects/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/06/applicants-sought-for-klamath-river-coho-habitat-restoration-projects/#respond Sat, 06 May 2017 16:19:39 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62239 From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation, PacifiCorp and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) are seeking applications for funding to implement coho habitat restoration projects within the Klamath River and its tributaries downstream of Iron Gate Dam. The joint Request for Proposals (RFP) will make available $1.1 million in grants during 2017 through Reclamation’s Klamath River [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/06/applicants-sought-for-klamath-river-coho-habitat-restoration-projects/feed/ 0 ANNOUNCEMENT: Early Release of $3 Million to Fund Oroville Community Projects https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/06/early-release-of-3-million-to-fund-oroville-community-projects/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/06/early-release-of-3-million-to-fund-oroville-community-projects/#respond Sat, 06 May 2017 16:10:33 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=62236 From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR), the City of Oroville, and surrounding community partners announced on Thursday, May 4, the early release of $3 million from a fund to support recreation, tourism, and related economic development projects. The fund, known as the Supplemental Benefits Fund (SBF), is intended to help the City of Oroville [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/05/06/early-release-of-3-million-to-fund-oroville-community-projects/feed/ 0