WEEKLY CA WATER NEWS DIGEST for October 13 – 18: Dam removal projects, DWR Director Karla Nemeth interview

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: California likely to see a dry winter, but nothing’s certain; Groundwater pumpers beware: The Public Trust Doctrine is lurking; California delays ballast water treatment standard; The pros and cons of introducing non-native fish species; and more …

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In California water news today, California likely to see a dry winter, a federal report warns. But nothing’s certain; New groundwater law will have significant impact on Valley farmers starting in 2020; Groundwater Pumpers Beware: The Public Trust Doctrine is Lurking; California delays its almost-impossible-to-achieve ballast water treatment standard; The pros and cons of introducing non-native fish species; What climate […]

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DELTA eNEWS: ~~ Delta Voice~ Delta Heart~ Heritage Day~ Clarksburg Fair~ Estuary Conference~ DSC Meeting ~~

This issue of the Delta eNews includes: The Fall 2019 issue of Delta Voice has been published Heart of the Delta on Bethel Island Heritage Day 2019 Clarksburg Country Fair State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference Delta Stewardship Council meeting Click here to read this edition of Delta eNews. Click here to view all posted announcements. Get the Notebook […]

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Help grow the California Water Library

You may remember that, about two years ago, we launched the California Water Library. The Library evolved in response to a growing problem: How to find quality, in-depth information on California water issues quickly and confidently. CWL provides easy, organized access to a carefully chosen collection of authoritative information about California’s myriad water issues. The Library now provides streamlined links […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Water Board OKs 35-year plan to tackle farm pollution; Groundwater recharge projects get boost under AB 658; New CA law creates path to water industry jobs for Vets; DWR prepares CA water system for next ‘Big One’; and more …

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In California water news today, California Water Board OKs 35-Year Plan to Tackle Farm Pollution; Groundwater Recharge Projects Get Boost Under AB 658; New California Law Creates Path to Water Industry Jobs for Vets; DWR Prepares California Water System for Next ‘Big One’; ‘I’m standing right here in the middle of climate change’: How USDA is failing farmers; State requirements […]

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PERSPECTIVES: DWR Director Karla Nemeth on Oroville Dam, the Governor’s water resilience portfolio, Delta conveyance, the Voluntary Agreements, and more …

Interview and write-up by Lisa Beutler, Stantec (Sacramento, CA).  This article appeared first in The Water Report and is reprinted here with permission. In late August, California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Director Karla Nemeth graciously set aside some time to talk with us about the Department she leads and its role in confronting California’s water challenges.  The wide-ranging interview […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Chinook salmon flocking to revitalized San Joaquin River; California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries; Our energy grid is vulnerable. Locally sourced power may be the answer; On the Northwest’s Snake River, the case for dam removal grows; and more …

In science news this week: Chinook Salmon Flocking to Revitalized San Joaquin River; California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries; Our energy grid is vulnerable. Locally sourced power may be the answer; On the Northwest’s Snake River, the Case for Dam Removal Grows; Ancient Maya canals and fields show early and extensive impacts on tropical forests;  Researchers map the evolutionary […]

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THIS JUST IN … State Water Board Approves Central Valley Water Board Plan to Reduce Nitrate Contamination in Groundwater and Provide Replacement Drinking Water

From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Resources Control Board today approved an ambitious, long-term plan to address the buildup of salt and nitrates in Central Valley groundwater basins and surface water, and ensure delivery of clean drinking water to disadvantaged communities impacted by nitrates until impaired aquifers are restored. Approved after more than 13 years in […]

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WATER PLAN eNEWS: ~~Yosemite Conference~ Sustainable Infrastructure~ Basin Water~ Utility Information~ Using P3s~ Splash: Flood Risk ~~

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: * Governor’s water resilience portfolio to be discussed at Yosemite conference * Sustainable infrastructure conference set for next month in Los Angeles * Reno conference will focus on sustainable basin water management * Water association giving attention to California’s utilities * Learning how P3s can help deliver public infrastructure projects * Splash: Flood […]

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DAILY DIGEST: As SGMA plows forward, small farmers seek more engagement; New spill in Kern County oil field; What we know about Newsom from the 1,042 bills sent his way; BLM cites threat to environment as a reason for more border wall in San Diego; and more …

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In California water news today, As Groundwater Law Plows Forward, Small Farmers Seek More Engagement; New Chevron Crude Spills Emerge in Kern County Oil Field; Forest plans affect grazing, logging, water; Guerrilla Gatherers: California tribes are breaking the law to maintain their traditional ways of life.; The Quiet, Intentional Fires of Northern California; Here’s What We Know About Newsom From […]

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