DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: New CA bill could revolutionize how the U.S. tackles plastic pollution; The U.S. isn’t nearly as dry as it was a year ago; A Delta conundrum; Forecast-coordinated operations program; and more …

In California water news this weekend, New California Bill Could Revolutionize How the U.S. Tackles Plastic Pollution; The U.S. Isn’t Nearly As Dry As It Was a Year Ago; Lake Oroville Operations Update: June 14; A Delta Conundrum: ‘One oil well would eliminate all those wind mills and you could make it look like a tree.’; Santa Rosa Plain groundwater […]

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DATATHON: Water Datathon to be held in conjunction with Water Data Science Symposium, July 1-2

Invitation from the Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP), the California Water Quality Monitoring Council, the California Water Boards Data Center, and the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI): As part of the Fourth Annual California Water Boards Water Data Science Symposium on July 1-2, 2019 in Sacramento, CA, you are cordially invited to participate in a datathon, or a day […]

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NOTICE of Petitions for Temporary Urgency Change – U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

From the State Water Board: On May 14, 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) filed petitions for temporary urgency change (TUCPs) for water right License 1986 and Permits 11885, 11886, and 11887 pursuant to Water Code section 1435 et seq. Reclamation anticipates that there will be excess stored water in Millerton Lake this year as a result of higher […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation updates 2019 Central Valley Project South-of-Delta water allocations

South-of-Delta ag allocation now 75% From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation Friday issued updated Central Valley Project South-of-Delta allocations for the 2019 contract year. This update reflects ongoing water supply improvements due to May’s late-season precipitation. “I am pleased to announce that South-of-Delta agricultural water service contractors’ allocations have been increased to 75% of their contract total […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Water conservation and unintended consequences on wastewater; Garamendi’s Flood Insurance for Farmers Act passes out of committee; Hike, boat, swim, and fish in the Delta, CA’s first National Heritage Area; Report: ‘Most dangerous’ hackers targeting U.S. utilities; and more …

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In California water news today, As Californians Save More Water, Their Sewers Get Less and That’s a Problem; House committee signs off on Garamendi’s Flood Insurance for Farmers Act; Hike, boat, swim, and fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California’s first National Heritage Area; EPA  Issues Letter Rejecting Water Board Plan Submission; California Just Passed A $215 Billion Budget. Here’s […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State agencies seek input on creating climate-resilient water system; Updated Folsom Water Control Manual signed by USACE, Reclamation; Public agencies ordered to investigate discharges of human waste into Lower San Diego River

State Agencies Seek Input on Creating Climate-Resilient Water System Public Encouraged to Submit Ideas through Multiple Venues this Summer State agencies are asking Californians to help shape a roadmap for meeting future water needs and ensuring environmental and economic resilience through the 21st century. The effort seeks to broaden California’s approach on water in the face of a range of […]

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NOW AVAILABLE: LIDAR Data for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh

This week DWR released a new Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) dataset at http://gisarchive.cnra.ca.gov/iso/ImageryBaseMapsLandCover/LIDAR/DeltaLIDAR2017/ LiDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging, is an aerial remote sensing method that can generate precise, three-dimensional information about the features of the landscape and its surface characteristics. LiDAR data has many applications; it can be used to make high-resolution maps, develop contours, […]

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WILDFIRE PREP FOR WATER PROVIDERS: Increased Resilience in the face of Wildfires and Public Safety Power Shut-Off

This announcement was sent to public water providers from the State Water Resources Control Board: With the welcomed increased precipitation in the recent months that helped develop the snowpack and fill our reservoirs, we have abundant growth in vegetation (e.g., the wildflower super blooms).  As the summer sets in, this vegetation dries up and leads to abundant dried fuels for […]

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WATER PLAN eNEWS: ~~Resilience Portfolio~ Summer Conference~ SGMA Resources~ Utilizing Stormwater~ Guidebook Workgroup~ Water Webinar ~~

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: Water commission to hear discussion on governor’s water resilience portfolio Resilient adaptation to be focus of summer conference in Nevada Two new resources available to help implement SGMA requirements Stanford article explores ways to get the most out of big California storms DWR’s agricultural water guidebook workgroup set to start work this month […]

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