DAILY DIGEST: ‘Under the radar’ hearings grind on for Delta tunnels; Vanishing salmon could doom tribe’s culture; Expansion of Los Vaqueros Reservoir wins regional backing; Trump administration moves to shrink marine sanctuaries, repeal Clean Water Rule; and more …

In California water news today, ‘Under the radar’ hearings grind on for Delta tunnels; What Delta tunnel project approval means to opposition; Vanishing salmon could doom tribe’s culture; Expansion of Los Vaqueros Reservoir wins regional backing; Jellied sea creatures confound scientists, fishermen on US Pacific Coast; Reclamation veteran Brenda W. Burman Nominated as Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation; Trump […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: New report on considerations for local groundwater markets; DWR releases PSP for Prop 1 water desalination grants; Public opinion poll shows high level of confidence in San Diego’s water supply reliability

New report: Trading Sustainably: Critical Considerations for Local Groundwater Markets Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, From UC Berkeley School of Law, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment We are pleased to share with you our new report, Trading Sustainably: Critical Considerations for Local Groundwater Markets Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, from the Center for Law, Energy & the […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Feds say Delta tunnels won’t push fish over the brink; How California got its first groundwater market; The Kings River flooded from snowmelt that couldn’t be measured or predicted; and more …

In California water news today, Huge milestone for Delta tunnels: Feds say they won’t push fish over the brink; Feds: Tunnels won’t jeopardize fish; Key federal agencies clear the way for proposed Delta tunnels project; Federal agencies greenlight proposed Delta tunnel project; How California got its first groundwater market; The Kings River flooded from snowmelt that couldn’t be measured or […]

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REACTIONS to the release of the biological opinions for the California Water Fix project

Yesterday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service issued their biological opinions for the California Water Fix, finding that the Delta tunnels project would not jeopardize listed species. Here is what agencies and stakeholders had to say, listed in alphabetical order: From the Association of California Water Agencies: Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Executive […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Can Sacramento Valley reservoirs adapt to flooding with a warmer climate?; What could be the next big thing in infrastructure?; The changing face of water leadership; Secrets of salmon success in the Sac Valley; and more …

Can the Sacramento Valley reservoirs adapt to flooding with a warmer climate?  Jay Lund and Ann Willis write, “Much has been written on potential effects and adaptations for California’s water supply from climate warming, particularly from changes in snowpack accumulation and melting, sea level rise, and possible overall drying or wetting trends.   But what about floods?  In a paper in […]

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MEDIA CALL: Federal fish agencies and water agencies discuss the California Water Fix biological opinions

Today, with the release of the biological opinions, federal fish agencies and the water agencies held a media call.  On the call was Paul Souza, Pacific Southwest Regional Director for US FWS; Barry Thom, West Coast Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries; David Murillo, Regional Director for Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region; and Michelle Banonis, Assistant Chief Deputy Director at the […]

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THIS JUST IN … California WaterFix Receives Authorization under the U.S. Endangered Species Act

From the Department of Water Resources: “Federal agencies responsible for the protection of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) today provided biological opinions on the proposed construction and operation of California WaterFix. These biological opinions allow WaterFix to continue moving toward construction as early as 2018. This important project is designed to ensure a reliable water source for […]

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THIS JUST IN … California Water Fix biological opinions posted

From NOAA: California WaterFix is an infrastructure project that would include constructing two tunnels to convey water from the north to the south Delta. The purpose of WaterFix is to modernize water infrastructure and provide a secure and reliable source of water to meet the needs of farmers and communities, while including measures to address the needs of fish and […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Feds to give update on Delta water tunnels; Delta Plan CSO amendment approved; As Kings River recedes, flood damage assessed; Drought over, but controversy over conservation continues; and more …

In California water news today, Feds to give update on Delta water tunnels; Delta Plan CSO amendment approved; As Kings River recedes, evacuees assess flood damage amid work to close levee breaches; Add blazing sun to heavy snowpack, and you get hazardous rivers in the Valley below; California drought may be over but conservation controversy continues; and more … In […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for June 26, 2017

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 […]

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