NEWS WORTH NOTING: State Water Board streamlines permitting process for diversions of floodwaters to underground storage; CVPIA completes Rio Vista Side Channel Fish Habitat Project; Reclamation awards funding to two CA projects to develop water marketing strategies

State Water Board streamlines permitting process for diversions of floodwater and other high flows to support groundwater sustainability From the State Water Resources Control Board: In an effort to expedite its water right permitting process, the State Water Resources Control Board announced today it has streamlined requirements for applicants seeking to divert surface water to underground storage during floods and […]

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DELTA eNEWS: ~~ Duck Scoping~ Bird Brunching~ WY2019 Update~ DSC Meeting~ DPC Meeting ~~

This issue of the Delta eNews includes: Ducks in Scopes at the Cosumnes River Preserve Brunch with the Birds Water Year 2019 Update: 2008/2009 Biological Opinions meeting Delta Stewardship Council meeting November 21 Delta Protection Commission meeting Click here to read this edition of Delta eNews.   Click here to view all posted announcements. Get the Notebook blog by email […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Researchers probe the toxic soup from wildfire; Public-funded Oroville Dam advertising called ‘propaganda’; Addressing inequality in flood risk; Wild swings in extreme weather are on the rise; New analysis spells out serious legal risk to Colorado River water users; and more …

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In California water news today, Researchers probe the toxic soup from wildfire; Public-funded Oroville Dam advertising called ‘propaganda.’ Here’s how much it cost; Addressing inequality in flood risk; California Coastkeeper Alliance releases climate change plan for coastal areas; Climate whiplash: wild swings in extreme weather are on the rise; Potter Valley Project water coalition makes strides toward two-basin solution; Feel […]

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LIVING SHORELINES: Linking estuary habitats and building capacity to adapt to rising seas

A living shoreline is a shoreline protection alternative that relies on the strategic placement of plants, stone, sand fill, and other structural and organic materials to protect the shoreline.  A living shoreline is an alternative to ‘hard’ shoreline stabilization methods like rip rap or seawalls, and can provide numerous benefits such as nutrient pollution remediation, habitat, and buffering of shorelines […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Can the long-lost abalone make a comeback in California; How to start adapting to CA’s “Precipitation Whiplash”; The vulnerability of salmon populations to climate change; When turkeys attack; and more…

In science news this week: Can the long-lost abalone make a comeback in California; How to Start Adapting to California’s “Precipitation Whiplash”; Bustin’ Berms: The Restoration Of Tule Red; When Turkeys Attack; Research sheds new light on earthquake that killed 9,000 people; Silver-backed chevrotains have been ‘rediscovered’ by science after 29 years; and more… Can the long-lost abalone make a […]

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WATER PLAN eNEWS: ~~Working Landscapes ~Water Workgroup~ Flood Webinar~ Ecosystem Symposium~ Funding Rules~ Splash ~~

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: Measuring the economic benefits of California’s working landscapes Agenda released for first meeting of Water Use Studies Workgroup Watershed University webinar to help agencies get ready for flood season Davis ecosystem symposium to focus on restoration and management CWC accepting public comments on draft regulations for water project funding rules Splash: Working Landscapes […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Groundwater: Deadline nears for completion of local plans; State Board to introduce streamlined permitting process for groundwater recharge; EPA targets water quality reviews that stifle energy infrastructure; Toxic algal blooms are worsening with climate change; and more …

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In California water news today, Groundwater: Deadline nears for completion of local plans; SGMA: State Board to introduce streamlined permitting process for groundwater recharge; The lack of rain is on the minds of growers throughout California; Drilling boom adds stress to U.S. western water supplies: report; EPA targets water quality reviews that stifle energy infrastructure; Toxic algal blooms are worsening […]

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METROPOLITAN WATER PLANNING & STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE: USFWS Regional Director Paul Souza explains the biological opinions

Paul Souza is the Regional Director of the Pacific Southwest division of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which covers California, Nevada, and the part of Oregon that includes the Klamath Basin.  At the November meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee, Mr. Souza gave a presentation on the recently released biological opinions for the long-term operations […]

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WORKSHOP SCHEDULED to inform development of implementation guidance for new wetland regs

On December 2nd, State Water Board staff will hold an informal workshop to solicit input from stakeholders regarding the development of implementation guidance for the newly adopted state wetland definition and procedures for discharges of dredged or fill material to Waters of the State, set to take effect on May 28, 2020. (Please note, space is limited for this meeting. […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Illegal pot operations in public forests are poisoning wildlife and water; New law requires California dams to have emergency plans — but do they?; The dam nobody wants just won’t go away; West’s water shortage is fueled by human error; and more …

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In California water news today, Illegal pot operations in public forests are poisoning wildlife and water; California has six of the nation’s 1,680 high-hazard dams deemed in risky condition; New law requires California dams to have emergency plans — but do they?; The dam nobody wants just won’t go away; Farmageddon in California: Why J.G. Boswell is set to benefit […]

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