DAILY DIGEST: Independent governance eyed for State Water Project; Billions in water bond funding await decision by CA voters; Little-known accounting policy could fuel green infrastructure surge; Tribal nations hold some of the best water rights in the West; and more …

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In California water news today, Independent governance eyed for State Water Project; Billions in water bond funding await decision by California voters; Little-Known Accounting Policy Could Fuel Green Infrastructure Surge; Tribal nations hold some of the best water rights in the West; Pruitt promises action on rising threat from contaminants; and more … On the calendar today … The Delta […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Reclamation pauses Klamath Project deliveries through May 26; Delta Conservancy Hosting Workshop for the Central Delta Corridor Conservation Strategy on June 5

Reclamation pauses Klamath Project deliveries through May 26 Officials work with other partners in the basin to provide water to Project contractors to get through end of month From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation’s Klamath Basin Area Office has notified Klamath Project irrigators that they must temporarily restrict taking water deliveries from the Klamath Project due to […]

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CAL WATER FIX HEARING: Ruling letter addressing outstanding procedural motions from the case-in-chief phase of Part 2

The California Water Fix Hearing Team at the State Water Board has released a ruling letter addressing outstanding procedural motions from the case-in-chief phase of Part 2. Specifically, the ruling covers motions to strike the oral testimony of Dr. Fraser Shilling and Christopher Neudeck; a motion to strike Barbara Vlamis’ written testimony; the Sacramento Valley Water Users’ subpoena to DWR; […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Bird’s eye look of work underway at Oroville Dam spillways; Restore Hetch Hetchy back in court; Cal Water Fix rider: Congress learning to padlock the courthouse door; Pruitt: Dealing with water contaminant a priority; and more …

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In California water news today, Bird’s eye look of work underway at Oroville Dam spillways; Restore Hetch Hetchy back in court; Congress learning to padlock the courthouse door; Pruitt: Dealing with water contaminant a priority; Should you be worried about your water supply?; and more … In the news today … Bird’s eye look of work underway at Oroville Dam […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Legislature moves toward more efficient water use; The high hurdles to water storage; Bridges over troubled waters; Financing the future of water infrastructure; and more …

California Legislature Moves Toward More Efficient Water Use:  Tracy Quinn writes, “California is one step closer to a more resilient and secure water future for our communities, environment, and economy thanks to the passage of two bills in Sacramento this week.  The pair of bills, SB 606 by Senator Hertzberg and AB 1668 by Assembly Member Friedman, build on lessons learned […]

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THIS JUST IN … Water Supply Allocation Increases Slightly for State Water Contractors

State Water Project allocation now 35%, up from 30% From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today increased the State Water Project (SWP) allocation for 2018 to 35 percent – up slightly from the 30 percent allocation announced in April. In December, SWP contractors were notified of an initial 15 percent allocation that was […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Five things to know about the water bonds on upcoming ballots; Trump appoints new EPA head for Region 9 in San Francisco; Crisis on the High Plains: The Loss of America’s Largest Aquifer – the Ogallala; and more …

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In California water news today, Five things to know about the water bonds on upcoming ballots; Trump appoints new EPA head in SF who led ‘lock her up’ chants against Clinton; Crisis on the High Plains: The Loss of America’s Largest Aquifer – the Ogallala; and more … In the news today … Five things to know about the water […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for May 21st

Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions, curated from the Department of Water Resources website, the National Weather Service, 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 […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Legislative hearing requested for State Water Project contract extension amendment; Long-term conservation legislation maintains appropriate local control; California Water Alliance issues statement opposing Prop 68

Legislative hearing requested for State Water Project contract extension amendment Informational hearing before the Legislature required at least 60 days prior to approval of the contract extension As part of the construction of the State Water Project, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) in the 1960s entered into water supply contracts with public water agencies located in northern California, the […]

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CALENDAR NOTES: Upcoming webinars cover Communicating with ratepayers about water rate increases; PFAS in groundwater & surface waters; Groundwater adjudications and SGMA; Watershed solutions through data sharing & collaboration; and more …

WEBINAR: Communicating with Ratepayers – Getting Past “Paying More for Less Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am Across the West, public utilities are facing the necessity of raising and restructuring water rates to address operating and capital needs, and create successful efficiency programs. While often leading to lower long-term rates, efficiency investments can aggravate short-term rate […]

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