APPOINTMENTS: Governor Newsom makes several regional water board appointments

Last Friday, Governor Newsom announced the following appointments: William Kissinger, 59, of Mill Valley, has been reappointed to the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board, where he has served since 2012. Kissinger has been a partner at Morgan Lewis and Bockius since 2014. He was a partner at Bingham McCutchen from 2003 to 2014, senior deputy legal affairs secretary […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Trump’s EPA fires new round in water pollution fight with SF; 100-yr-old Shasta County dam creating conditions of ‘extreme peril’; UC: Study shows CA must value ecosystem services; Ridgecrest farmers file claim asking for ‘cooperative approach’; and more …

In California water news this weekend, Trump’s EPA fires new round in water pollution fight with SF; 100-year-old Shasta County dam creating conditions of ‘extreme peril’; UC: Study shows Calif. must value ecosystem services; Ridgecrest: Farmers file claim asking for ‘cooperative approach’; Calif. breaks with feds over water system operations; US officials: Don’t eat romaine grown in Salinas; El Nino […]

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NEW REPORTS: Innovation in action: 21st century water infrastructure solutions; Funding a future for water in the San Joaquin Valley; Water Smart housing development; Closing the water access gap in the United States

Innovation in Action: 21st Century Water Infrastructure Solutions From the Water Now Alliance: “Innovation in Action: 21st Century Water Infrastructure Solutions,” is a  WaterNow Alliance paper that outlines innovative pathways to a sustainable water future. It reviews state-of-the-art advancements in local water management, and examines forward-thinking strategies that are addressing drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater issues in cities and counties […]

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NOTICE: Posting of preliminary modeling information related to potential voluntary agreement for updates/implementation of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan

From the State Water Board: This is to advise interested parties that provisional modeling information related to a potential voluntary agreement (VA) for updates/implementation of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan have been posted on the State Water Board’s FTP site.  The FTP site may be accessed by visiting https://ftp.waterboards.ca.gov/WebInterface/login.html and entering the credentials: Username: baydelta-public Password: 4WE3IG Below is […]

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OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT: Now available online: preliminary public review draft for Delta Plan Chapter 4

From the Delta Stewardship Council: An amendment to Chapter 4 of the Delta Plan (Protect, Restore, and Enhance the Delta Ecosystem) is currently under consideration by the Delta Stewardship Council (Council), to address a fundamental shift in how conservation is being planned and implemented in the Delta. The Council has been working to develop an approach to amend Chapter 4 […]

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NOTICE: Comment period extended for Delta soil investigations Initial Study/proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration

The comment period for the recently released Initial Study/proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for soil investigations in the Delta has been extended to January 15, 2020. Comments may be submitted via: Mail: Delta Conveyance Office, Attn: Katherine Marquez, P.O. Box 942836, Sacramento, CA 94236 Email: Delta_Soil_ISMND@water.ca.gov For additional information on this process or to access the document, visit the Delta Conveyance page on the DWR website.   […]

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WEEKLY CA WATER NEWS DIGEST for Nov 17 through 22; Case study of the Fox Canyon Groundwater Market; DPR’s Surface Water Protection Program

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: Newsom says CA will sue Trump over Delta water, endangered fish; Can a new approach to managing reservoirs save water and still protect against floods?; Aging DWP equipment is a risk for sparking wildfires; and more …

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In California water news today, Newsom says California will sue Trump over Delta water, endangered fish; Can a new approach to managing California reservoirs save water and still protect against floods?; Study: Increase in cannabis cultivation or residential development could impact water resources; In Napa Valley, winemakers fight climate change on all fronts; Environmentalists seek to halt expansion of California […]

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REACTIONS to State of California’s announcement of intent to litigate

Yesterday, the California Natural Resources Agency released the draft environmental documents for the state process to permit State Water Project operations and announced litigation challenging the federal biological opinion for State Water Project and Central Valley Project operations. Here’s reaction from water agencies.  More will be added as the day progresses, should any more be received. From the Bureau of […]

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DELTA eNEWS: ~~ DPC Meeting~ Public Feedback~ Delta Fair~ DSC Blog ~~

This issue of the Delta eNews includes: Delta Protection Commission meeting Caltrans seeks public feedback on Yolo County Interstate 80 project Delta Holiday Fair The Delta’s place in the greater watershed Click here to read this edition of Delta eNews. Click here to view all posted announcements. Get the Notebook blog by email and never miss a post! Sign up […]

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