THIS JUST IN … PPIC releases updated briefings on California’s Water

From the PPIC Water Center: Climate change, population growth, and declining ecosystem health are putting pressures on the state’s water management systems. This briefing kit captures the latest research and enables informed decision making on 13 of the state’s most pressing water policy challenges.   TOPICS INCLUDED: » Climate Change and Water » The Colorado River » Energy and Water […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Camp Fire: Oroville Dam officials keep close watch on approaching blaze; Megafires More Frequent Because Of Climate Change And Forest Management; Spending fight will headline ‘fairly brief’ lame duck; and more …

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In California water news today, Camp Fire: Oroville Dam officials keep close watch on approaching blaze; Megafires More Frequent Because Of Climate Change And Forest Management; High fire danger continues in SoCal through Wednesday; Pattern change may increase rain chances Thanksgiving Week; Dams: History, anatomy and common reasons for failure; Spending fight will headline ‘fairly brief’ lame duck; and more […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Environmental Schizophrenia; San Joaquin Valley drinking water; salmon, Trump mythology on wildfires, Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan, and more …

Environmental Schizophrenia: It’s so much easier to be an environmentalist when it’s someone else’s water:  Families Protecting the Valley writes, “We have to admit we’re getting some pleasure watching the San Francisco Board of Supervisors fight with their own water department about the State Water Resources Control Board’s upcoming day-after-election-day decision to send more water down the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and […]

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REACTIONS: Organizations and Legislators respond to State Water Board decision to delay vote, Delta Stewardship Council’s draft determination for the California Water Fix project

Last week was certainly an active week for California water.  On Wednesday, the State Water Board decided to delay their vote on San Joaquin River flow objectives after receiving a letter from Governor Brown and Governor-elect Newsom.  The following day, the Delta Stewardship Council staff posted their draft determination on the Cal Water Fix consistency determination, saying that there is […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Approved by water agencies, killed by voters: the California water bond; Dan Walters: Newsom will find a stack of Brown leftovers; Steve Lopez: One California calamity after another, and yet we always endure; and more …

Happy Veterans Day (which was actually yesterday … ) In California water news today, Approved by water agencies, killed by voters: the California water bond; GOP Rep. Denham falls behind Democrat Harder; Dan Walters: Newsom will find a stack of Brown leftovers; Steve Lopez: One California calamity after another, and yet we always endure; Amid Chronic Drought, Lake Cachuma Shaping […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for November 12

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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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: As CA’s groundwater free-for-all ends, gauging what’s left; Developing El Niño may be good news for fire risk; Trump threatens to pull federal funding for CA wildfires over ‘gross mismanagement’; A bubbling pool of mud is on the move near the Salton Sea; and more …

In California water news this weekend, As California’s Groundwater Free-for-All Ends, Gauging What’s Left;  Developing El Niño and California’s Upcoming Wet Season May Be Good News for the Fire Risk; How science fared in the midterm elections; Trump threatens to pull federal funding for California wildfires over ‘gross mismanagement’; Poseidon desalination plant scores low in ranking of Orange County water […]

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SAN JOAQUIN RIVER RESTORATION PROJECT: Draft Channel Capacity Report for 2019 Restoration Year and Fisheries Framework Document available for review

From the San Joaquin River Restoration Program: Draft Channel Capacity Report for 2019 Restoration Year Available for Review The San Joaquin River Restoration Program has released the Draft Channel Capacity Report for the 2019 Restoration Year. The primary objective of this report is to provide the Channel Capacity Advisory Group (CCAG) and the public a summary of the prior Restoration Year’s […]

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PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: California Water Quality Monitoring Council Environmental Flow Workgroup

From the California Environmental Quality Council: The California Water Quality Monitoring Council has formed a California Environmental Flows Workgroup and is looking for interested tribal members, groups and individuals to join and participate. The next meeting of the workgroup will be Tuesday November 13 (9:30am-3:00pm) in Sacramento.  Below you will find the Workgroup Charter and Agenda for the upcoming meeting. […]

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MEETING: Water Data Advisory Council Meeting to discuss water data governance options

Water Data Advisory Council to discuss water data governance options The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is convening a Water Data Advisory Council to provide guidance and recommendations on water data governance to potential funders and the Partner Agency Team, which is the state multi-agency team working on AB 1755 implementation. The Council will hold three meetings in fall […]

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