WATER PLAN eNEWS: ~~ Flood-MAR Article~ Environmental Review~ SGC Grants~ Flash Drought~ Data Framework~ Implementation Journal ~~

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: Article explores an auction mechanism to get the most out of flood-MAR DWR releases draft EIR as part of State Water Project environmental review Applications being accepted for SGC’s Climate Change Research Program grants Flash drought study provides insight on situations across the country NIST releases framework to help work with large quantities […]

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DELTA eNEWS: ~~ eDNA Symposium~ Sip & Shop~ Locke Holiday~ GDT Meetings ~~

This issue of the Delta eNews includes: Registration open for upcoming symposium on best practices for environmental DNA Fourth Annual Holiday Sip & Shop Holiday in Locke Great Delta Trail technical and stakeholder advisory committee meetings Click here to read this edition of the Delta eNews.   Click here to view all posted announcements. Get the Notebook blog by email […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Weather Service urges NorCal travelers to wait out winter storm, even so, fire season isn’t over; Programs pursue groundwater quality goals; EPA Clean Water Act interpretation reasonable, court says; Feds clear farmer to plow, then slap him with millions in fines; and more …

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In California water news today, Weather Service urges Northern California holiday travelers to wait out winter storm; Even with storms bringing rain and snow, California fire season isn’t over; Programs pursue groundwater quality goals; Paiute traditions inform water management practices in once-lush Owens Valley; UC Santa Cruz researchers funded to develop new technology for monitoring toxic algae; When it comes […]

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CA WATER COMMISSION: Department of Water Resources’ new Division of Multi-Benefit Projects

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has been undergoing reorganization for several reasons, one of those being to create an institutional structure to support landscape level planning and implementation of multi-benefit projects that focuses on the Delta and the Central Valley.  Another purpose is to better align planning for flood protection, water management, and habitat projects across state agencies. At […]

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DAILY DIGEST: ‘Bomb Cyclone,’ extreme winds headed for NorCal coast; Draft GSP would end large-scale agriculture in Indian Wells Valley; Aging Oroville Dam spillway gates draw concern; Cross-border water issues need cross-border solutions; and more …

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In California water news today, ‘Bomb Cyclone,’ extreme winds headed for Southern Oregon-California coast; Lawsuit aims to save desert ag: Draft groundwater sustainability plan would end large-scale agriculture in Indian Wells Valley; Aging Oroville Dam spillway gates draw concern; Cross-border water issues need cross-border solutions; Tale of three regions: Study probes drought-forced change in water policies; The shifting winds of […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Is it drought yet?; Newsom v JFK!; Sustaining wild Salmon and Steelhead above Central Valley dams; We need to talk about environmental projects that fail; Stealing the Rain; and more …

In blogs this week: Is it drought yet? Dry October-November 2019; Newsom v JFK!; Sustaining wild Salmon and Steelhead above Central Valley dams; OtPR is made of hairy and audacious; Clearing the water on the biological opinions; We need to talk about environmental projects that fail; Stealing the Rain; and more … Is it drought yet? Dry October-November 2019: Jay […]

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CA WATER COMMISSION: An update on implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (or SGMA)

DWR’s Taryn Ravazzini updates the Commission on the Department’s activities, including major milestones, 2019 activities, and the Department’s technical and financial assistance In September of 2014, Governor Brown signed a package of legislation known as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) which created a framework for local agencies to develop Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) tailored to their regional needs. To […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Possible ‘bombogenesis’ storm to bring snow, rain and strong winds to CA; A study compares how water is managed in Spain, California and Australia; Reefer sadness: How is cannabis growth impacting climate?; and more …

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In California water news today, Possible bombogenesis storm to bring snow, rain, and high winds to California; A study compares how water is managed in Spain, California and Australia; Reefer sadness: How is cannabis growth impacting climate?; and more … On the calendar today … WEBINAR: California-Nevada Drought Outlook from 11am to 12pm.  The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: San Diego County Water Authority takes actions to advance rate case settlement with MWD; Wildlife Conservation Board funds environmental improvement and acquisition projects; DWR files final application with FERC for relicensing of Devil Canyon Project

San Diego County Water Authority takes actions to advance rate case settlement with MWD Commitment to settlement remains strong; ratepayer protections critical to any deal Press release from the San Diego County Water Authority: The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board officers today thanked the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for making a public offer to settle litigation over […]

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