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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:53:46 +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: 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 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 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 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 THIS JUST IN … Oroville Dam, Friday noon: Water to flow down damaged spillway today; Spill event to last five to six days https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/this-just-in-water-to-flow-down-damaged-spillway-today-spill-event-to-last-five-to-six-days/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/this-just-in-water-to-flow-down-damaged-spillway-today-spill-event-to-last-five-to-six-days/#respond Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:13:15 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60247 The Department of Water Resources held a media call this morning to give an update on the situation at Oroville Dam.  Here’s what they had to say: Acting Director Bill Croyle began with the numbers.  The lake elevation is 864’; the lake has risen about one foot in the last 24 hours.  The pleasant weather in Butte County and up [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/this-just-in-water-to-flow-down-damaged-spillway-today-spill-event-to-last-five-to-six-days/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: San Francisco pitches plan for future of CA’s rivers; Asbestos found in Oroville spillway rock; dust controls increased; State’s $400M plan to slow the Salton Sea’s shrinkage; Farmers and enviros: Old enemies conserving water together; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/daily-digest-san-francisco-pitches-plan-for-future-of-cas-rivers-asbestos-found-in-oroville-spillway-rock-dust-controls-increased-states-400m-plan-to-slow-the-salton-seas-shrinkage-farmers/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/daily-digest-san-francisco-pitches-plan-for-future-of-cas-rivers-asbestos-found-in-oroville-spillway-rock-dust-controls-increased-states-400m-plan-to-slow-the-salton-seas-shrinkage-farmers/#respond Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:45:12 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59833 In California water news today, San Francisco pitches plan for future of California’s rivers; For farmers below the Oroville Reservoir, water still poses a threat; Asbestos found in spillway rock; dust controls increased; What happened at Oroville Dam and what could still go wrong; State unveils a 10-year plan to restore habitat and control toxic dust storms along the Salton [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/daily-digest-san-francisco-pitches-plan-for-future-of-cas-rivers-asbestos-found-in-oroville-spillway-rock-dust-controls-increased-states-400m-plan-to-slow-the-salton-seas-shrinkage-farmers/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: Natural Resources Agency releases 10-Year plan for the Salton Sea; CDFW awards $15M for fisheries habitat restoration and forest legacy projects; LAO Hearing Handouts: Overview of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, Prop 1 2014 water bond https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/news-worth-noting-natural-resources-agency-releases-10-year-plan-for-the-salton-sea-cdfw-awards-15m-for-fisheries-habitat-restoration-and-forest-legacy-projects-lao-hearing-handouts-overview-of-t/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/news-worth-noting-natural-resources-agency-releases-10-year-plan-for-the-salton-sea-cdfw-awards-15m-for-fisheries-habitat-restoration-and-forest-legacy-projects-lao-hearing-handouts-overview-of-t/#respond Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:47:53 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60225 Natural Resources Agency releases 10-Year plan to protect public health and habitat at the Salton Sea From the California Natural Resources Agency: Shoreline likely to recede over the next decade at the northern and southern ends of the Salton Sea will be targeted for habitat and dust-suppression projects under a 10-year plan released today by the California Natural Resources Agency. [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/17/news-worth-noting-natural-resources-agency-releases-10-year-plan-for-the-salton-sea-cdfw-awards-15m-for-fisheries-habitat-restoration-and-forest-legacy-projects-lao-hearing-handouts-overview-of-t/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Can California repair damaged Delta reservoir within 45 days?; Oroville residents ready for use of spillway again; Trump to drop climate change from environmental reviews, source says; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/16/daily-digest-can-california-repair-damaged-delta-reservoir-within-45-days-oroville-residents-ready-for-use-of-spillway-again-trump-to-drop-climate-change-from-environmental-reviews-source-says-a/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/16/daily-digest-can-california-repair-damaged-delta-reservoir-within-45-days-oroville-residents-ready-for-use-of-spillway-again-trump-to-drop-climate-change-from-environmental-reviews-source-says-a/#respond Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:45:04 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59836 In California water news today, Emergency repairs for facility used to ship water to Southern California; Can California repair damaged Delta reservoir within 45 days?; Oroville residents ready for use of spillway again; Trump to drop climate change from environmental reviews, source says; Trump proposal to fix US water infrastructure invites large role for private investors; Saving lives by predicting [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/16/daily-digest-can-california-repair-damaged-delta-reservoir-within-45-days-oroville-residents-ready-for-use-of-spillway-again-trump-to-drop-climate-change-from-environmental-reviews-source-says-a/feed/ 0 SCIENCE NEWS: Scientists map seawater threat to California central coast aquifers; Water managers explore new strategies to protect fish in the Bay-Delta; GRACE mission: 15 years of watching water on Earth; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/16/science-news-scientists-map-seawater-threat-to-california-central-coast-aquifers-water-managers-explore-new-strategies-to-protect-fish-in-the-bay-delta-grace-mission-15-years-of-watching-water-on/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/16/science-news-scientists-map-seawater-threat-to-california-central-coast-aquifers-water-managers-explore-new-strategies-to-protect-fish-in-the-bay-delta-grace-mission-15-years-of-watching-water-on/#respond Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:03:06 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59857 In science news this week: Scientists map seawater threat to California central coast aquifers; Water managers explore new strategies to protect fish in the Bay-Delta; This spring and summer, share the shore with California’s tiniest shorebirds; A splash of river water now reveals the DNA of all its creatures; Recovery: Benefits of a salmon failure; Formed by megafloods, this place [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/16/science-news-scientists-map-seawater-threat-to-california-central-coast-aquifers-water-managers-explore-new-strategies-to-protect-fish-in-the-bay-delta-grace-mission-15-years-of-watching-water-on/feed/ 0 THIS JUST IN … Governor Brown makes State Water Board appointments https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/15/this-just-in-governor-brown-makes-state-water-board-appointments/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/15/this-just-in-governor-brown-makes-state-water-board-appointments/#respond Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:48:36 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60170 Tam Doduc reappointed for another term; Joaquin Esquivel of La Quinta to join the board From the Office of the Governor: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Tam Doduc, 50, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the State Water Resources Control Board, where she has served since 2005. Doduc served in several positions at the California [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/15/this-just-in-governor-brown-makes-state-water-board-appointments/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Damage at Clifton Court Forebay halts pumping; What Will Happen to the Delta under Trump?; Why CalPERS is pouring millions into SoCal water deal; Wet winter fails to solve state’s forest problems; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/15/daily-digest-damage-at-clifton-court-forebay-halts-pumping-what-will-happen-to-the-delta-under-trump-why-calpers-is-pouring-millions-into-socal-water-deal-wet-winter-fails-to-solve-states-fores/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/15/daily-digest-damage-at-clifton-court-forebay-halts-pumping-what-will-happen-to-the-delta-under-trump-why-calpers-is-pouring-millions-into-socal-water-deal-wet-winter-fails-to-solve-states-fores/#respond Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:45:34 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59837 In California water news today, Damage at Clifton Court Forebay halts pumping; Just weeks after Oroville dam crisis, damage found at Clifton Court Forebay; The SF Bay-Delta Is Invaluable. What Will Happen to It Under Trump?; Why CalPERS is pouring millions into Southern California water deal; Wet winter fails to solve state’s forest problems; Sacramento tomato tycoon beats state water [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/15/daily-digest-damage-at-clifton-court-forebay-halts-pumping-what-will-happen-to-the-delta-under-trump-why-calpers-is-pouring-millions-into-socal-water-deal-wet-winter-fails-to-solve-states-fores/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: Water Storage Investment Program application period now open; Restore the Delta releases ‘California’s Sustainable Water Plan’; State Water Board Releases Draft Emergency Regulation Setting Fees For SGMA Intervention https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/15/news-worth-noting-water-storage-investment-program-application-period-now-open-restore-the-delta-releases-californias-sustainable-water-plan-state-water-board-releases-draft-emergency/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/15/news-worth-noting-water-storage-investment-program-application-period-now-open-restore-the-delta-releases-californias-sustainable-water-plan-state-water-board-releases-draft-emergency/#respond Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:46:46 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=60129 Water Storage Investment Program Application Period Now Open From the California Water Commission: The California Water Commission is now accepting applications for the Water Storage Investment Program. The application period will be open from March 14, 2017 to August 14, 2017. The Commission recently launched an Application Resources page which contains a link to the Department of Water Resources submittal [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/15/news-worth-noting-water-storage-investment-program-application-period-now-open-restore-the-delta-releases-californias-sustainable-water-plan-state-water-board-releases-draft-emergency/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Oroville dam spillway flows to resume this week; Another Yolo Bypass fish rescue underway – will it be the last?; New strategies to protect fish in the Bay-Delta; Republicans in hot seat over Klamath dam removal; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/14/daily-digest-oroville-dam-spillway-flows-to-resume-this-week-another-yolo-bypass-fish-rescue-underway-will-it-be-the-last-new-strategies-to-protect-fish-in-the-bay-delta-republicans-in-hot-seat/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/14/daily-digest-oroville-dam-spillway-flows-to-resume-this-week-another-yolo-bypass-fish-rescue-underway-will-it-be-the-last-new-strategies-to-protect-fish-in-the-bay-delta-republicans-in-hot-seat/#respond Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:45:52 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59838 In California water news today, Oroville dam spillway flows to resume this week; Another Yolo Bypass fish rescue underway – will it be the last?; Water managers explore new strategies to protect fish in the Bay-Delta; Republicans in hot seat over landmark deal for dam removal; Climate change complicates the whole dam debate; The dangers of land subsidence from California’s [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/14/daily-digest-oroville-dam-spillway-flows-to-resume-this-week-another-yolo-bypass-fish-rescue-underway-will-it-be-the-last-new-strategies-to-protect-fish-in-the-bay-delta-republicans-in-hot-seat/feed/ 0 BLOG ROUND-UP: Are pumps killing fish or ammonia from water treatment plants?, Evading dam nation, headwaters, Trump and the EPA, and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/14/blog-round-up-are-pumps-killing-fish-or-ammonia-from-water-treatment-plants-evading-dam-nation-headwaters-trump-and-the-epa-and-more/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/14/blog-round-up-are-pumps-killing-fish-or-ammonia-from-water-treatment-plants-evading-dam-nation-headwaters-trump-and-the-epa-and-more/#respond Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:03:02 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59856 Are pumps killing fish or ammonia from water treatment plants?  Todd Fitchette writes, “Earlier this month a major California newspaper reported that the City of Modesto discharged an estimated 29 million gallons of “partially treated wastewater” per day into the San Joaquin River after city workers feared treatment pond levees would soon fail.  A group called “Families Protecting the Valley,” [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/14/blog-round-up-are-pumps-killing-fish-or-ammonia-from-water-treatment-plants-evading-dam-nation-headwaters-trump-and-the-epa-and-more/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: With snow melting, Oroville managers plan to use mangled spillway; Critics say Army Corps standards are unsafe; Fate of Feather River fish undetermined; San Luis Obispo County supervisors vote to take on groundwater management oversight; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/13/daily-digest-with-snow-melting-oroville-managers-plan-to-use-mangled-spillway-critics-say-army-corps-standards-are-unsafe-fate-of-feather-river-fish-undetermined-san-luis-obispo-county-supervisor/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/13/daily-digest-with-snow-melting-oroville-managers-plan-to-use-mangled-spillway-critics-say-army-corps-standards-are-unsafe-fate-of-feather-river-fish-undetermined-san-luis-obispo-county-supervisor/#respond Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:45:33 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59835 In California water news today, With snow melting, Oroville managers plan to use mangled spillway; Is there too much water behind Oroville Dam?  Critics say Army Corps standards are unsafe; The birth of Oroville Dam: Watch 1960s construction of the nation’s of tallest dam in the U.S; New documentary explores ‘Water and Power’ in California; Napa County plans to start [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/13/daily-digest-with-snow-melting-oroville-managers-plan-to-use-mangled-spillway-critics-say-army-corps-standards-are-unsafe-fate-of-feather-river-fish-undetermined-san-luis-obispo-county-supervisor/feed/ 0 RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for March 13, 2017 https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/13/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-march-13-2017/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/13/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-march-13-2017/#respond Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:00:38 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59949 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/2017/03/13/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-march-13-2017/feed/ 0 GUEST COMMENTARY: It’s time to fix the impacts of TCP https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/13/guest-commentary-its-time-to-fix-the-impacts-of-tcp/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/13/guest-commentary-its-time-to-fix-the-impacts-of-tcp/#respond Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:07:13 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59713 This commentary was written by Andria Ventura, Toxics Program Manager for Clean Water Action: The regulation of a potent cancer-causing chemical is about to kick into high gear, with Dow and Shell on the hook to account for decades of damage they’ve done to California communities, particularly low-income communities and communities of color in the state’s Central Valley. The California [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/13/guest-commentary-its-time-to-fix-the-impacts-of-tcp/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: Final Enviro Docs for Recapturing 2017 San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows; Wildlife Photo of the Year; Los Banos Farmer is Newly Elected Chair of San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/13/news-worth-noting-final-enviro-docs-for-recapturing-2017-san-joaquin-river-restoration-program-flows-wildlife-photo-of-the-year-los-banos-farmer-is-newly-elected-chair-of-san-luis-delta-mendota-w/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/13/news-worth-noting-final-enviro-docs-for-recapturing-2017-san-joaquin-river-restoration-program-flows-wildlife-photo-of-the-year-los-banos-farmer-is-newly-elected-chair-of-san-luis-delta-mendota-w/#respond Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:44:23 +0000 https://mavensnotebook.com/?p=58110 Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Document for Recapturing 2017 San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Finding of No Significant Impact for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program plan to recapture a portion of its Restoration Flows at Patterson Irrigation District (PID) and Banta-Carbona Irrigation District (BCID) in 2017. The [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/13/news-worth-noting-final-enviro-docs-for-recapturing-2017-san-joaquin-river-restoration-program-flows-wildlife-photo-of-the-year-los-banos-farmer-is-newly-elected-chair-of-san-luis-delta-mendota-w/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Oroville Dam: Photos taken weeks before spillway broke show something wrong; River flow debate has turned on how best to help fish; San Luis Reservoir, nearly empty in August, now full for first time in years; Drought maps blend art and science – but not politics; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/12/daily-digest-weekend-edition-oroville-dam-photos-taken-weeks-before-spillway-broke-show-something-wrong-river-flow-debate-has-turned-on-how-best-to-help-fish-san-luis-reservoir-nearly-empty-in-a/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/12/daily-digest-weekend-edition-oroville-dam-photos-taken-weeks-before-spillway-broke-show-something-wrong-river-flow-debate-has-turned-on-how-best-to-help-fish-san-luis-reservoir-nearly-empty-in-a/#respond Sun, 12 Mar 2017 15:59:04 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59812 In California water news this weekend, Oroville spillway work continues; water increased at Thermalito Afterbay outlet; Oroville Dam: Photos taken weeks before spillway broke show something wrong; River flow debate has turned on how best to help fish; Stunning turnaround: San Luis Reservoir, nearly empty in August, now full for first time in years; California is about to explode with [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/12/daily-digest-weekend-edition-oroville-dam-photos-taken-weeks-before-spillway-broke-show-something-wrong-river-flow-debate-has-turned-on-how-best-to-help-fish-san-luis-reservoir-nearly-empty-in-a/feed/ 0 OROVILLE DAM, Saturday update: 5 units at Hyatt Power Plant now running; work continues on debris pile (with pictures and video) https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/11/oroville-dam-saturday-update-5-units-at-hyatt-power-plant-now-running-work-continues-on-debris-pile-with-pictures-and-video/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/11/oroville-dam-saturday-update-5-units-at-hyatt-power-plant-now-running-work-continues-on-debris-pile-with-pictures-and-video/#respond Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:12:58 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59787 From the Department of Water Resources: The flood control spillway flows remain at 0 cubic feet per second (cfs). Inflows are approximately 12,000 to 18,000 cfs which has resulted in the lake rising from 860.1 to 860.5 feet elevation in the last 24 hours.  Five units at the Hyatt Power Plant are currently running, allowing for a total outflow of [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/11/oroville-dam-saturday-update-5-units-at-hyatt-power-plant-now-running-work-continues-on-debris-pile-with-pictures-and-video/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Damaged Oroville spillway may need to be used next week, state officials say; After near-record Northern California storms, signs of El Nino rise; California regulators expand focus on climate change; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/10/daily-digest-damaged-oroville-spillway-may-need-to-be-used-next-week-state-officials-say-after-near-record-northern-california-storms-signs-of-el-nino-rise-california-regulators-expand-focus-on-c/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/10/daily-digest-damaged-oroville-spillway-may-need-to-be-used-next-week-state-officials-say-after-near-record-northern-california-storms-signs-of-el-nino-rise-california-regulators-expand-focus-on-c/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:45:45 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59376 In California water news today, Damaged Oroville spillway may need to be used next week, state officials say; Flows through Oroville Dam power plant increased to maximum discharge rate; After near-record Northern California storms, signs of El Nino rise; California is having its wettest year since 1895; Drought’s over, right? Not so fast, say state officials; California regulators expand focus [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/10/daily-digest-damaged-oroville-spillway-may-need-to-be-used-next-week-state-officials-say-after-near-record-northern-california-storms-signs-of-el-nino-rise-california-regulators-expand-focus-on-c/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: Wildlife Conservation Board funds streamflow enhancement projects; USDA seeks project proposals to protect and restore critical wetlands; Weekly water and climate update https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/10/news-worth-noting-wildlife-conservation-board-funds-streamflow-enhancement-projects-usda-seeks-project-proposals-to-protect-and-restore-critical-wetlands-weekly-water-and-climate-update/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/10/news-worth-noting-wildlife-conservation-board-funds-streamflow-enhancement-projects-usda-seeks-project-proposals-to-protect-and-restore-critical-wetlands-weekly-water-and-climate-update/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:31:45 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59708 Wildlife Conservation Board funds streamflow enhancement projects From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: At its March 9 Streamflow Enhancement meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $20 million of Proposition 1 Funds in grants through the Streamflow Enhancement Program. The program awards grant funding on a competitive basis to projects that represent the mission of the WCB and [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/10/news-worth-noting-wildlife-conservation-board-funds-streamflow-enhancement-projects-usda-seeks-project-proposals-to-protect-and-restore-critical-wetlands-weekly-water-and-climate-update/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Six water bills to watch so far this spring in California’s legislature; Damaged main spillway of Oroville Dam to reopen next week; Will San Francisco Bay wetlands be a casualty of EPA cuts?; States attack US Endangered Species Act rules; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/daily-digest-six-water-bills-to-watch-so-far-this-spring-in-californias-legislature-damaged-main-spillway-of-oroville-dam-to-reopen-next-week-will-san-francisco-bay-wetlands-be-a-casualty-of-epa/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/daily-digest-six-water-bills-to-watch-so-far-this-spring-in-californias-legislature-damaged-main-spillway-of-oroville-dam-to-reopen-next-week-will-san-francisco-bay-wetlands-be-a-casualty-of-epa/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:45:17 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59375 In California water news today, Six water bills to watch so far this spring in California’s legislature; Damaged main spillway of Oroville Dam to reopen next week; DWR tells assemblyman dam repair cost estimated daily average of $4.7 million; Lake Oroville at highest level in 3 weeks; spillway work continues; Wettest water year so far in 122 years of records; [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/daily-digest-six-water-bills-to-watch-so-far-this-spring-in-californias-legislature-damaged-main-spillway-of-oroville-dam-to-reopen-next-week-will-san-francisco-bay-wetlands-be-a-casualty-of-epa/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: Water Storage Investment Program regulations approved; LAO report: Residential water use trends and implications for conservation policy; Nimbus Hatchery releases 420,000 American River steelhead https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/news-worth-noting-water-storage-investment-program-regulations-approved-lao-report-residential-water-use-trends-and-implications-for-conservation-policy-nimbus-hatchery-releases-420000-american/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/news-worth-noting-water-storage-investment-program-regulations-approved-lao-report-residential-water-use-trends-and-implications-for-conservation-policy-nimbus-hatchery-releases-420000-american/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:01:29 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59676 Water Storage Investment Program Regulations Approved by California Office of Administrative Law Application Period for Water Storage Projects Begins March 14, 2017 From the California Water Commission: The California Water Commission (Commission) announced today that starting March 14, 2017, proponents of new water storage projects in California may submit applications for funding of public benefits under the water bond approved [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/news-worth-noting-water-storage-investment-program-regulations-approved-lao-report-residential-water-use-trends-and-implications-for-conservation-policy-nimbus-hatchery-releases-420000-american/feed/ 0 SCIENCE NEWS: Peer review for the California Water Fix; Robotic irrigation coming to California vineyards; In the agricultural heartland of the Northwest Pacific, a water plan that protects people and nature; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/science-news-peer-review-for-the-california-water-fix-robotic-irrigation-coming-to-california-vineyards-in-the-agricultural-heartland-of-the-northwest-pacific-a-water-plan-that-protects-people-and/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/science-news-peer-review-for-the-california-water-fix-robotic-irrigation-coming-to-california-vineyards-in-the-agricultural-heartland-of-the-northwest-pacific-a-water-plan-that-protects-people-and/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:41:41 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59429 In science news this week: Peer review for the California Water Fix; Robotic irrigation coming to California vineyards; Odds of reaching 100% (or more) precipitation for water year 2017 (March update); Alameda point harbor seals thriving on new dock; Uncovering the hidden life of soil; Prehistoric quakes discovered along San Andreas fault; In the agricultural heartland of the Northwest Pacific, [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/science-news-peer-review-for-the-california-water-fix-robotic-irrigation-coming-to-california-vineyards-in-the-agricultural-heartland-of-the-northwest-pacific-a-water-plan-that-protects-people-and/feed/ 0 WATER CONDITIONS: Water supply forecast for March 1st https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/water-conditions-water-supply-forecast-for-march-1st/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/water-conditions-water-supply-forecast-for-march-1st/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:29:50 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59678 Record runoff predicted for the spring From the Department of Water Resources: The March 1, 2017 Water Supply Index (WSI) and Bulletin 120 (B120) forecasts are finished. The forecasts include observed conditions through the end of February. 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 [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/water-conditions-water-supply-forecast-for-march-1st/feed/ 0 CALIFORNIA WATER FIX: Metropolitan Committee hear presentation on the cost estimate and risk assessment for the Delta tunnels https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/california-water-fix-metropolitan-committee-hear-presentation-on-the-cost-estimate-and-risk-assessment-for-the-delta-tunnels/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/california-water-fix-metropolitan-committee-hear-presentation-on-the-cost-estimate-and-risk-assessment-for-the-delta-tunnels/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:01:12 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59626 At the February meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, Committee members heard a presentation on the cost estimates and risk assessment work that has been done on the California Water Fix project.  But prior to that, Steve Arakawa, manager of the Bay-Delta Initiatives Program, gave a brief update on the status of the California Water Fix [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/09/california-water-fix-metropolitan-committee-hear-presentation-on-the-cost-estimate-and-risk-assessment-for-the-delta-tunnels/feed/ 0 OROVILLE DAM, Wednesday evening: DWR to continue work on debris pile in diversion pool (with pictures and video) https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/oroville-dam-wednesday-evening-dwr-to-continue-work-on-debris-pile-in-diversion-pool-with-pictures-and-video/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/oroville-dam-wednesday-evening-dwr-to-continue-work-on-debris-pile-in-diversion-pool-with-pictures-and-video/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 02:08:03 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59640 From the Department of Water Resources: Over the past week, the Feather River watershed has experienced cool and dry weather.  These weather conditions have allowed the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) Oroville Emergency Response team to make tremendous progress removing approximately 650,000 cubic yards of debris from the Diversion Pool channel.  The lake level will likely reach 860 feet later [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/oroville-dam-wednesday-evening-dwr-to-continue-work-on-debris-pile-in-diversion-pool-with-pictures-and-video/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Key Oroville drain plugged as heavy storms pounded the reservoir; Lake Oroville power plant ramping up output; Flood control benefits from new storage projects debated; State Water Board adopts comprehensive climate change response; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/daily-digest-key-oroville-drain-plugged-as-heavy-storms-pounded-the-reservoir-lake-oroville-power-plant-ramping-up-output-flood-control-benefits-from-new-storage-projects-debated-state-water-board/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/daily-digest-key-oroville-drain-plugged-as-heavy-storms-pounded-the-reservoir-lake-oroville-power-plant-ramping-up-output-flood-control-benefits-from-new-storage-projects-debated-state-water-board/#respond Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:45:42 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59374 In California water news today, Key Oroville drain plugged as heavy storms pounded the reservoir; Lake Oroville power plant ramping up output; Flood control benefits from new storage projects debated; State Water Board adopts comprehensive climate change response; South state eclipses north in January water savings; Conservation regulations continue despite a winter full of rainfall; Current winter setting a new [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/daily-digest-key-oroville-drain-plugged-as-heavy-storms-pounded-the-reservoir-lake-oroville-power-plant-ramping-up-output-flood-control-benefits-from-new-storage-projects-debated-state-water-board/feed/ 0 The New Trump Administration – A View from the Top https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/the-new-trump-administration-a-view-from-the-top/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/the-new-trump-administration-a-view-from-the-top/#respond Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:02:52 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59568 Congressman Doug La Malfa, Congressman Tom McClintock, Senator Jim Nielsen, Senator Tom Berryhill, Senator Ted Gaines, and Assemblymember Kevin Kiley speak at Mountain Counties event The elections in November heralded a dramatic upheaval in the federal administration.  With a new Republican administration in place, President Trump has promised big changes in many of the nation’s policies and regulations. The Mountain [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/the-new-trump-administration-a-view-from-the-top/feed/ 0 State Water Board adopts climate change resolution https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/state-water-board-adopts-climate-change-resolution/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/state-water-board-adopts-climate-change-resolution/#respond Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:13:10 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59576 Action focuses board on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience to climate change impacts From the State Water Resources Control Board: Today the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a resolution requiring a proactive approach to climate change in all Board actions, including drinking water regulation, water quality protection, and financial assistance. “Today’s Board action is part of California’s [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/state-water-board-adopts-climate-change-resolution/feed/ 0 NEWS WORTH NOTING: Statewide Water Savings Surpass 20 Percent in January; Gov. Brown declares State of Emergency, requests Presidential major disaster declaration due to recent storms https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/news-worth-noting-statewide-water-savings-surpass-20-percent-in-january-gov-brown-declares-state-of-emergency-requests-presidential-major-disaster-declaration-due-to-recent-storms/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/news-worth-noting-statewide-water-savings-surpass-20-percent-in-january-gov-brown-declares-state-of-emergency-requests-presidential-major-disaster-declaration-due-to-recent-storms/#respond Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:24:07 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59605 Statewide Water Savings Surpass 20 Percent in January Weather Extremes Are California’s Reality Under Climate Change From the State Water Board: The State Water Resources Control Board today announced that urban Californians’ monthly water conservation was 20.5 percent in January, an increase from the 17.2 percent savings in January 2016, when state-mandated conservation targets were in place. The cumulative statewide [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/08/news-worth-noting-statewide-water-savings-surpass-20-percent-in-january-gov-brown-declares-state-of-emergency-requests-presidential-major-disaster-declaration-due-to-recent-storms/feed/ 0 DAILY DIGEST: Money, politics, and the twin tunnels; Water flowing through Oroville Dam powerhouse again; Worst salmon season in eight years projected for California; Global warming is slamming California. Will Trump take notice?; and more … https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/07/daily-digest-money-politics-and-the-twin-tunnels-water-flowing-through-oroville-dam-powerhouse-again-worst-salmon-season-in-eight-years-projected-for-california-global-warming-is-slamming-califo/ https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/07/daily-digest-money-politics-and-the-twin-tunnels-water-flowing-through-oroville-dam-powerhouse-again-worst-salmon-season-in-eight-years-projected-for-california-global-warming-is-slamming-califo/#respond Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:45:13 +0000 http://mavensnotebook.com/?p=59373 In California water news today, Money, politics, and the twin tunnels; Water flowing through Oroville Dam powerhouse again; Oroville Dam: Farmers blame sudden spillway shutoff for eroded riverbanks; Risks soar, bills come due as 20th century dams crumble; NASA launches pilot project to measure snowpack from the sky; Hydropower poised for comeback in California, thanks to a wet winter; Worst [...]]]> https://mavensnotebook.com/2017/03/07/daily-digest-money-politics-and-the-twin-tunnels-water-flowing-through-oroville-dam-powerhouse-again-worst-salmon-season-in-eight-years-projected-for-california-global-warming-is-slamming-califo/feed/ 0