DAILY DIGEST: Can salmon eat their way out of climate change?; California officials urged to move faster on sea-level rise; Precipitation above normal in Southern California and adding up in the north; Can Calif.’s smart grid double as wildfire defense?; and more …

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In California water news today, Can salmon eat their way out of climate change?; California officials urged to move faster on sea-level rise; Precipitation above normal in Southern California and adding up in the north; Can Calif.’s smart grid double as wildfire defense?; Water cutbacks set to begin under deal designed to ‘buy down risk’ on Colorado River; Found water: […]

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DR. MICHAEL KIPARSKY: Can Recharge Net Metering contribute to sustainable groundwater management?

Dr. Michael Kiparsky is the founding director of the Wheeler Water Institute within the Center for Law, Energy, and Environment at the UC Berkeley School of Law and has worked at the intersection of the technical and policy aspects of water resources management for 15 years.  In this presentation from GRA’s 2019 Western Groundwater Congress, Dr. Kiparsky discussed a pilot […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: LAO Report: Preparing for rising seas: How the state can help support local coastal adaptation efforts; CDFW awards $11.35 million for greenhouse gas reduction grant projects; Metropolitan to help fund San Diego’s Pure Water recycling facility

LAO Report: Preparing for rising seas: How the state can help support local coastal adaptation efforts From the Legislative Analyst’s Office: In recent years, California has taken steps to limit the effects of climate change by enacting policies and programs to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. While these efforts—if combined with similar global initiatives—ultimately may constrain the total amount of […]

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FUNDING WEBINAR: EPA Grants Award Process Webinar

EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment is hosting a webinar for the EPA grants community. The webinar will cover grants topics, including: how to find and apply for grant opportunities; EPA’s Grants.gov requirement; and preparing a proper budget detail. In addition, we will be hosting a Q&A session during the second half of the webinar. EPA’s Office of Grants and […]

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Breaking news is business as usual at Maven’s Notebook and there’s no sign of things slowing down.  Whether it’s Delta conveyance, voluntary agreements, the Newsom Administration’s Water Resilience Portfolio, or the ongoing implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, you can count on Maven’s Notebook to keep you informed with the latest information you need to tackle the big issues […]

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DAILY DIGEST: State says damaged Shasta County dam not an emergency; Voluntary agreements remain viable for California water; California threats jump from fires to floods as wet season hits; Seismic upgrades move forward at B.F. Sisk Dam; and more …

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In California water news today, State says damaged Shasta County dam not an emergency; Voluntary agreements remain viable for California water; California threats jump from fires to floods as wet season hits; Seismic upgrades move forward at B.F. Sisk Dam; Why Calif. will let rising seas ‘knock out’ this building; Record-setting 75-foot-tall wave recorded off California coast; Trump orders toilet […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Draining the last great aquifer: a group project; Toward a more resilient Delta for all; Frozen II: a water engineering and policy analysis; Hook, line & sinker!; Jobs per drop irrigating California crops; Freshwater ecosystem budgets; and more …

In blog commentary this week: Draining the last great aquifer: a group project; Frozen II: a water engineering and policy analysis; Hook, line & sinker!; Perspectives on Groundwater Sustainability: Q&A with Susan Harvey, North County Watch; Jobs per drop irrigating California crops; Freshwater ecosystem budgets; and more … Draining the last great aquifer: a group project: Eric Caine writes, “Environmentalists […]

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GROUNDWATER RECHARGE: Free webinar to highlight new streamlined permitting process; ACWA’s groundwater replenishment framework

Free ACWA webinar to highlight new state water board streamlined groundwater permit In November the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Rights announced a new permitting process that provides a streamlined approval approach for diverting and capturing water from high flow events for the purposes of recharging groundwater basins. The streamlined process is intended to directly assist Groundwater Sustainability Agencies […]

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WATER SUPPLY INDEX for December 1, 2019

From the Department of Water Resources: Forecast Summary: A Water Year 2020 Water Supply Index (WSI) forecast for conditions as of December 1, 2019 is posted at http://cdec.water.ca.gov/reportapp/javareports?name=WSI. The WSI forecast is based on the precipitation and runoff (full natural flow) through November 2019 and can be summarized as follows: Sacramento River Unimpaired Runoff Water Year Forecast (50 percent exceedance) […]

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DAILY DIGEST: A firehose of paperwork is pointed at state water officials; Amid the wasteland of the Salton Sea, an oasis is born; Fish and Game Commission to discuss Delta fishery management plan Dec 11; Fires, floods and free parking: CA’s unending fight against climate change; and more …

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In California water news today, Groundwater: A firehose of paperwork is pointed at state water officials; Amid the wasteland of the Salton Sea, a miraculous but challenging oasis is born; CA Fish and Game Commission will discuss Delta fishery management plan on December 11; State of the Estuary: Speakers discuss issues facing Estuary wildlife and their wetland habitats, as well […]

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