OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT: Draft Shasta Watershed Characterization and Model Study Plan

The State Water Resources Control Board is soliciting technical comments for the development of a Shasta River hydrologic model. The notice and draft study plan are available on the State Water Board’s California Water Action Plan webpage, at: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/instream_flows/cwap_enhancing/ The comment period is from September 24, 2018 until October 23, 2018.  To have technical comments considered, please submit comments electronically […]

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DAILY DIGEST: A Delta farmer says the state poisoned his crops; Marin cedes supervision of water basin to Sonoma County; Los Angeles reduces Eastern Sierra water deliveries because of climate change; Water use declines across the West, thanks to better toilets; and more …

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In California water news today, A Delta farmer says the state poisoned his crops. Is California’s water supply safe?; Oroville Dam spillway collapse did not affect the number of salmon at the Oroville Salmon Festival; Exploratory drilling at New Bullards Bar dam set to begin; Marin cedes supervision of water basin to Sonoma County; Marin eelgrass beds aid coastal disease […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for September 24

Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions, curated from the Department of Water Resources website, the Desert Research Institute, and others: For even more reservoir and water conditions, visit the Notebook’s Water and Hydrology Internet Resources page. Sign up for daily email service and you’ll never miss a post! Sign up for daily emails and get all the Notebook’s […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Exploratory work begins at Shasta Dam; Delta Islands and Levees study final EIS released for review; Reclamation releases final environmental documents for the Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel Nutrient Enrichment Project

Exploratory work begins at Shasta Dam From the Bureau of Reclamation: Over the next several months, Bureau of Reclamation geologists are extracting core samples from on, around and deep within Shasta Dam. Gathered data will be used to characterize concrete and geology conditions related to a proposed 18 ½ feet Shasta Dam raise. The federal government has been studying the […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Data collection begins toward raising Shasta Dam; Kern County downsizes groundwater management role, raising concerns of state intervention; Wine woes and water stress: How non-essential industries cope with a changing climate; and more …

In California water news this weekend, Data collection begins toward raising Shasta Dam; Kern County downsizes groundwater management role, raising concerns of state intervention; Largest Bay Area dam built in 20 years is finally finished; DWR posts cost-benefit analysis for Cal WaterFix; Wine woes and water stress: How non-essential industries cope with a changing climate; No stone unturned: Little worlds […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation releases updated environmental document for California WaterFix

From the Bureau of Reclamation: “The Bureau of Reclamation released today the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the California WaterFix. The document outlines several changes proposed by the California Department of Water Resources, the state lead agency for the California WaterFix, which require additional analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act. The proposed modifications in the environmental […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Report: Avoiding ‘adverse impacts’ of groundwater pumping on surface waters; California’s looming water pollution problem; Inside the effort to preserve migratory bird habitat in Central California; Paso Robles groundwater talks to heat up as state deadline looms; and more …

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In California water news today, Report: Avoiding ‘adverse impacts’ of groundwater pumping on surface waters; California’s looming water pollution problem; Inside the effort to preserve migratory bird habitat in Central California; State Water Project contracts extended; Study: Delta tunnels will have environmental justice impacts; Wide open spaces dead ahead in the Delta; New South Bay dam could save lives; Paso […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Delta Stewardship Council Members recuse themselves from California Water Fix appeal hearing; Report: An assessment of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act for municipal water suppliers; Weekly water and climate report: Hurricane Florence breaks rainfall records

Delta Stewardship Council Members recuse themselves from California Water Fix appeal hearing From the Delta Stewardship Council (via email): The Delta Stewardship Council (Council) has the following announcements related to the appeals proceedings regarding the Certification of Consistency for California Water Fix (Certification No. C20185). Council Member Susan Tatayon has recused herself from the California Water Fix appeals proceedings because […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Army Corps Regulatory Program Workshop Oct 26, 2018: 2015 Clean Water Rule jurisdictional determinations

From the US Army Corps of Engineers: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, will hold the next Regulatory Program Workshop on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Sacramento District Headquarters in Room 814. Originally established as the “Regulatory Information Forum” in 2006, the Regulatory Program Workshop is held quarterly to provide the […]

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