DWR SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MGT PGM UPDATE: Grant funding available, Land use viewer presentation online, technical assistance, and more …

From the Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management Program: Sustainable Groundwater Planning Grant Funding Available Filing Period Closes November 13, 2017 The SGWP Grant Program provides funds for projects that develop and implement sustainable groundwater planning and projects consistent with groundwater planning requirements outlined in Division 6 of the California Water Code, commencing at §10000. The final 2017 Groundwater […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Oroville Dam repairs could top $500 million; CA’s groundwater basins get new ‘pilots’; CVP reservoirs start with comfortable carryover; With drought a fading memory, water use rises; Photo gallery: What the wildfires leave behind; and more …

In California water news today, Oroville Dam repairs could top $500 million; California’s groundwater basins get new ‘pilots’ – and in some cases, several; CVP reservoirs start with comfortable carryover; With drought a fading memory, water use rises; CDFA’s Karen Ross: Water and labor are big issues for California; Flood control plan calls for further drawdown of Lake Oroville; Winter […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State Lands Commission unanimously approves Poseidon’s Huntington Beach desalination project, Orange County residents vow to continue fight; Folsom auxiliary spillway competed; Weekly water and climate update

State Lands Commission Unanimously Approves Poseidon’s Huntington Beach Desalination Project From Poseidon: The California State Lands Commission today voted to approve Poseidon Water’s proposed Huntington Beach Desalination Project, planned to provide 50 million gallons of drinking water per day, enough to sustain 400,000 Orange County residents. “We are grateful for the thoughtful deliberations by the members of the California State […]

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DAILY DIGEST: El Nino, La Nina, or neither? That’s the question this winter for NorCal; How Las Vegas aims to be the next Silicon Valley for water innovation; State Water Board adopts cannabis cultivation policy; Oroville Dam flood plan calls for keeping the lake lower than usual; and more …

In California water news today, El Nino, La Nina, or neither? That’s the question this winter for Northern Californians; How Las Vegas aims to be the next Silicon Valley for water innovation; State Water Board adopts cannabis cultivation policy; Oroville Dam flood plan calls for keeping the lake lower than usual; District OKs smaller version of Delta water tunnel plan; […]

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OROVILLE SPILLWAY: Construction update with video and photos

From the Department of Water Resources: Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction work on the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project.  Construction on the Main Spillway DWR remains focused on meeting the primary objective of the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project to repair and reconstruct the 3,000-foot gated flood control spillway, also known […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Groundwater recharge: Refilling the lakes beneath our feet; Turning the tide on sea level rise; A restored habitat grows up; Regreening the planet could account for one-third of climate mitigation; and more …

In science news this week: Groundwater recharge: Refilling the lakes beneath our feet; Turning the tide on sea level rise; A restored habitat grows up; Drinker installation benefits bighorn and other desert species; Regreening the planet could account for one-third of climate mitigation; Cocktail tests on toxic waste called for; Precipitation patterns during every La Nina winter since 1950 Groundwater […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Santa Clara Valley Water District votes on Cal Water Fix; Governor vetoes water rights bill; State Board’s proposed water plan brings statewide impact; Rising seas: What you need to know about the danger lapping at California’s shores; and more …

In California water news today, Santa Clara Valley Water District rejects Jerry Brown’s twin Delta tunnels plan; Brown administration says it’s willing to consider one tunnel approach to Delta tunnels project; Governor vetoes water rights bill; State Board’s proposed water plan brings statewide impact; Rising seas: What you need to know about the danger lapping at California’s shores; and more […]

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REACTIONS to Santa Clara Valley Water District vote on California Water Fix from Brown Administration, Restore the Delta, and Delta Counties

Yesterday, the Santa Clara Valley Water District voted to join the California Water Fix but with some conditions, a vote that caused confusion and conflicting headlines from the water district and newspapers.  Here are reactions from yesterday’s vote at the Santa Clara Valley Water District.  The statements from the Santa Clara Valley Water District are brought forward from yesterday’s ‘This […]

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BROWN BAG SEMINAR: Developing Tiered Environmental Flow Criteria Using a Functional Flows Approach for California Streams

Establishing environmental flow targets to protect aquatic communities is a priority for numerous programs in California including in the Delta. In this first of three brown bag seminars focusing on flow targets and ecology, Dr. Yarnell discusses her recent work using a functional-flows approach to develop statewide environmental flow recommendations. The approach allows for the rapid development of flow regimes […]

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