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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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NEWS WORTH NOTING: How Bay Area water agencies delivered reliable water service during power shutoffs; DWR awards $24.2 million for desalination projects; IID seeks resolution over mitigation water delivered to Salton Sea in 2010

How Bay Area water agencies delivered reliable water service during power shutoffs From the Contra Costa Water District: Last week, the Bay Area experienced the first significant rain of this winter, signaling an end to the 2019 wildfire season – and likely for accompanying public safety power shutoffs (PSPS). Under Pacific Gas & Electric’s pre-emptive power shutoffs, many people and […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Some farmers sell off fields ahead of groundwater law; Friant-Kern Canal is getting a lot of bipartisan love – but no money so far; Pattern change to bring drier trend through mid-December; Trump takes aim at trickle-down toilets, faucets; and more …

In California water news this weekend, ‘It would mean total annihilation’ – some farmers sell off fields ahead of groundwater law; Friant-Kern Canal is getting a lot of bipartisan love – but no money so far; Pattern change to bring drier trend to most of California through mid-December; Has recent rain made a dent in the California drought?; Water management […]

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WEEKLY CA WATER NEWS DIGEST for Dec 1 thru 6: Felicia Marcus: One Delta, one estuary–Connecting California through water; Dr. Rachel Johnson on addressing scales in restoration and fisheries conservation

A list of posts published on Maven’s Notebook this week … Note to readers: Sign up for weekly email service and you will receive this post as an email in your inbox on Friday mornings. Readers on daily email service can add weekly email service by updating their subscription preferences. Click here to sign up! This week’s featured articles … […]

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DAILY DIGEST: CA urged to rethink 40 years of ‘piecemeal’ freshwater protections; Flows and ecosystem function dominate Delta Plan amendment; The lowdown on CA’s levees as another atmospheric river approaches; and more …

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In California water news today, California urged to rethink 40 years of ‘piecemeal’ freshwater protections; Flows and ecosystem function dominate Delta Plan amendment; The lowdown on California’s levees as another atmospheric river approaches; Western US braces for another round of heavy downpours, mountain snow; Citizens committee files to stop dam re-licensing, says DWR is untrustworthy; Central Valley Water Board approves […]

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