DAILY DIGEST: Zinke to visit CA as GOP steps up fight over state’s water; Delta tunnels backers seek $1.6B loan from Trump administration; State posts Water Fix EIR, proposes changes; Newsom talks water storage in Fresno; and more …

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In California water news today, Interior Secretary Zinke to visit California as GOP steps up fight over state’s water; Delta tunnels get ‘real’ as backers seek $1.6B loan from Trump administration; State posts Water Fix EIR, proposes changes; Newsom talks gas tax, water storage, and rural vs. urban divide in Fresno; Water agencies, farmers say plan would cause pain; Scientists, […]

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The unintended consequences of water conservation

Dr. Kurt Schwabe discusses the impact of water conservation on recycled water; Yorba Linda Water District GM discusses effects of 36% water conservation on his district During the recent drought, conservation mandates were imposed across the state with some areas mandated to cut their water use by one-third or more.  However, reducing water consumption by one-third means a significant reduction […]

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THIS JUST IN … Secretary Laird sends letter opposing riders to exempt Cal Water Fix and other water projects from judicial review

“Any proposal to exempt water projects from judicial review would violate due process and undermine public confidence,” he writes. Secretary Laird send this letter today to members on the Senate and House committees on appropriations: “I am writing to express opposition to recent attempts by Congress to circumvent California’s water management framework by adding riders to the Appropriations bill. Particularly […]

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ARTICLE OF INTEREST … Delta tunnels get ‘real’ as backers seek $1.6B loan from Trump administration

From the Sacramento Bee: “Critical permits and legal challenges are still pending, and some farming groups still haven’t committed to paying for part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s controversial $17 billion Delta tunnels project. But even with the uncertainty, backers of the project are poised to ask the Trump administration for a $1.6 billion federal loan that millions of Californians ultimately […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reps. McNerney and Garamendi offer amendments to protect California water rights and ensure tunnels comply with environmental laws

Amendments to H.R. 6147 would strike language prohibiting lawsuits against California water projects including WaterFix Today, Congressmen Jerry McNerney (CA-09), and John Garamendi (CA-03) offered amendments to H.R. 6147, the Interior and Environment appropriations bills, to remove language that would prohibit state and federal lawsuits against the twin tunnels and to strip language that would prohibit lawsuits against the five […]

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THIS JUST IN … California Water Fix: Draft Delta Plan Certificate of Consistency posted

The Delta Reform Act, as implemented by the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC), requires a project proponent to certify through a Consistency Determination that proposed covered actions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are consistent with the co-equal goals identified in the Delta Reform Act and all applicable Delta Plan policies. As such, the Department of Water Resources posted the draft Certification of Consistency for California WaterFix […]

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THIS JUST IN … California Water Fix Supplemental EIR/EIS released

Public comment period open until September 17 From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for California WaterFix. The document analyzes several proposed changes designed to reduce the project’s footprint and costs, and minimize impacts on environmental resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta), […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Thirsty vineyard, Big Ag test landmark aquifer law; Sinking Central Valley floor is wrecking a key irrigation canal; Rising seas could cause problems for internet infrastructure; What Gavin Newsom said – and didn’t say – during his visit Monday in Modesto; and more …

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In California water news today, Thirsty vineyard, Big Ag test landmark aquifer law; Sinking Central Valley floor is wrecking a key canal supplying Fresno, farmers with water; Massive tree die-off brings unprecedented danger as wildfire burns near Yosemite; Bay Area Council Seeks to Raise a Statewide California Resilience Challenge Fund; Rising seas could cause problems for internet infrastructure; Kavanaugh in […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Delta toilet bowl, Denham Dossier, salmon recovery, ball and chain, ESA under attack

Delta Toilet Bowl: Primarily we must ask what’s really wrong with the Delta?  Families Protecting the Valley writes, “In our last newsletter (Calinsanity!) we told you about the State Water Resource Control Board’s (SWRCB) proposal to send twice as much water down the Stanislaus, Toulumne and Merced Rivers to the delta to try to save fish.  We also told you […]

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DAILY DIGEST: What the $8.9 billion water bond would buy; Why aren’t there more controlled burns?; Preparing for extreme weather by planting trees; Trump’s big reorganization plan gets second and third look; and more …

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In California water news today, What the $8.9 billion water bond would buy; Controlled burns can help solve California’s water problem; so why aren’t there more of them?; California is preparing for extreme weather: It’s time to plant some trees; Trump’s big reorganization gets second and third look; New EPA chief draws sharp contrast to Pruitt; and more … In […]

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