AFTERNOON NEWS FLASH … Public Meetings on Permitting for Long-term Operations of the State Water Project Planned

From the Department of Water Resources: Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) issued notice that it will seek an updated environmental permit to operate the State Water Project through a state-based approach in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The department’s notice that it will prepare an Environmental Impact Report for long-term operation of the […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Reclaiming the lost population of winter-run Chinook salmon; Water abundance mixed blessing for farms; Seawater intrusion: Understanding a growing threat to freshwater; Secretive ‘harbor master’ steers Colorado River campaign; and more …

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In California water news today, Reclaiming the lost population of winter-run Chinook salmon; Water abundance mixed blessing for farms; Seawater intrusion: Understanding a growing threat to freshwater; Lost sea creatures wash up on California shores as ocean climate shifts; Why Are So Many Gray Whales Washing Up Dead on California’s Coast?; Arsenic in Some Bottled Water Brands at Unsafe Levels, […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 2019 Wetlands GHG Grant Program Schedule

From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: CDFW is planning a 2019 grant cycle for the Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program. This year’s solicitation will include a two-phase application process, including both pre-application and full proposal phases. CDFW will release a draft solicitation for public review and comment in Spring 2019, followed by a final solicitation in late Spring. Details […]

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WATER PLAN eNEWS: ~~ Homeless Sanitation~ Data Consortium~ Environmental Enhancement~ Restoring Riverscapes~ Water Statistics~ Policy-maker Toolkit ~~

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: • Water Board schedules workshop this week on homeless sanitation • Two State agencies issue support for California’s new water data consortium • Proposals being accepted for environmental enhancement and mitigation funding • Utah State report offers low-tech ideas for restoring riverscapes • Webinar offers a look at the past, present, and future […]

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DELTA eNEWS: ~~ Walnut Grove~ Miner’s Leap~ DPC Meeting~ LURMP Update~ DSC Meeting~ Invasive Species ~~

This issue of the Delta eNews includes: Easter egg hunt in Walnut Grove Miner’s Leap Easter egg hunt Delta Protection Commission Advisory Committee meeting Subcommittee on Land Use and Resource Management Plan (LURMP) update Delta Stewardship Council meeting April 25 Free aquatic invasive species prevention workshop Click here to read this edition of Delta eNews.   Click here to view […]

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DAILY DIGEST: IID sues to halt Colorado River drought plan signed by Trump, says officials ignored Salton Sea; West-Side Water Ticks Up to 65% of Allocation. Will It Hit 100%?; Legal analysis of new wetlands regulations; Colorado River’s biggest champion: Walmart heirs; and more …

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In California water news today, IID sues to halt Colorado River drought plan signed by Trump, says officials ignored Salton Sea; West-Side Water Ticks Up to 65% of Allocation. Will It Hit 100%?; State Treasurer Fiona Ma announces sale of $299.6 million in bonds for State Water Project; Legal analysis: What to Expect Under California’s “New” Dredged or Fill Discharge […]

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ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT FORUM, Part 3: Challenges and lessons learned with adaptive management in the Bay-Delta

Panel of Delta project managers discuss how they apply adaptive management in their projects Adaptive management is defined in the Delta Reform Act as “a framework and flexible decision making process for ongoing knowledge acquisition, monitoring, and evaluation leading to continuous improvements in management planning and implementation of a project to achieve specified objectives”.  Although the Delta Reform Act calls […]

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REACTIONS: Water contractors react to updated CVP allocation for south of Delta ag

Yesterday, the Bureau of Reclamation announced an updated water allocation for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors south of the Delta of 65%.  Here’s what some of those water contractors had to say. From the San Luis-Delta Mendota Water Authority: Today’s announcement that south-of-delta CVP water supplies have increased from 55% to 65%, while positive, is disappointing in a water year […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Tropical storms connected to Central Valley heat waves; Sinking salmon populations hidden by hatcheries; Salinity cycles in Lower Colorado River; Cover crops: Good for water quality?; and more …

In science news this week: Predicting heat waves? Look half a world away: When thunderstorms brew over the tropics, California heat wave soon to follow:  “When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100°Fin four to 16 days, according to […]

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