DAILY DIGEST: Westlands irrigation drainage bill moves forward, but long-term fate uncertain; Another Oroville Dam document sealed – for now; What will it take to develop California’s statewide water data platform? and more …

In California water news today, Westlands irrigation drainage bill moves forward, but long-term fate uncertain; Another Oroville Dam document sealed – for now; What will it take to develop California’s statewide water data platform?; Little Hoover Commission hearing highlights water quality impacts of tree mortality crisis; California Senate passes bill that would boost stormwater projects; California proposes stringent cap on […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Advocates concerned over new Delta tunnels language; State Water Board rescinds stress test, remaining mandatory conservation standards; Dead trees a danger that persists long after the drought; Mystery foam appears below damaged Oroville spillway; and more …

In California water news today, A ‘quick yes’ on Delta tunnels?  Advocates concerned over new language; Despite drought’s end, conservation rules were still in place, until now; State Water Board rescinds stress test requirements, remaining mandatory conservation standards; 100 million dead trees: A danger that persists long after the drought; Power industry consultant proposes dual design Oroville Dam spillway; Mystery […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Lawmakers quiz water officials on spillway repair, key players given homework by senators; The dried up heart of California’s water dilemma; New study: California drought increased electric bills and air pollution; Conservation bills clear Assembly Committee; and more …

In California water news today, What went wrong at Oroville Dam?  Analysis points to drainage, problematic soils; Fixed before the next big rains? Lawmakers quiz water officials on spillway repair; Experts: Oroville Dam’s crippled spillways can’t be fully repaired this year; State’s water chief: Despite crisis, Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway ‘worked’; Key players in Oroville Spillway incident given homework by […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Will the twin tunnels become a reality?; DWR releases formerly secret Oroville findings by independent board; Water under Oroville spillway probably caused February collapse, state consultants say; Engineers rebuild behemoth Calaveras Dam in face of earthquake risks; and more …

In California water news today, Will the twin tunnels become a reality?; DWR releases formerly secret findings by independent board looking at Oroville Dam redesign; State kept these Oroville dam documents secret at first.  Now they’ve partially released two of them; Fixing Oroville Dam will cost millions.  Who should pay the bill?; Water under Oroville spillway probably caused February collapse, […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Trump’s border could have lasting effects on rivers, water supply; Tahoe got so much snow, you can ski all summer; and more news, plus “Pretend you are a river … “

In California water news today, Trump’s border could have lasting effects on rivers, water supply; Tahoe got so much snow, you can ski all summer; Google’s data center raises stakes in South Carolina’s water wars; Truckee River out of Lake Tahoe has the highest flows since 2006, prompting advisory; Assembly bill carries renewed hope of improvements for Clear Lake; Napa […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Blasting could start today on the Oroville Dam spillway; Yearly dam inspection bill proposed; Zinke names former campaign manager to the Bureau of Reclamation; and more …

In California water news today, Blasting could start today on the Oroville Dam spillway; Coalition asks feds to lift secrecy shrouding Oroville Dam spillway project; Yearly dam inspection bill proposed; Zinke names former campaign manager to the Bureau of Reclamation; Sierra mountain water returns to 800,000 East Bay taps; Forty acres of floating logs choke part of Don Pedro Reservoir; […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Many areas struggling to set up groundwater agencies as deadline looms; Environmental groups demand transparency on Oroville Dam spillway; Wet year spurs proponents of Sites reservoir; CA Democrats prepare to battle over Endangered Species Act; and more …

In California water news today, Many areas struggling to set up groundwater agencies as deadline looms; Environmental groups demand transparency on Oroville Dam spillway; Disaster expert says spillway emergency ‘developed and propagated’ by DWR; State Senator Jim Nielsen vexed by bad communication at dam crisis; Wet year spurs proponents of new California reservoir; The West Coast salad shortage could last […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Dam handlers made missteps in handling Oroville crisis; DWR responds to report of spillway construction, maintenance defects; Cosumnes River provides model for floodplain restoration in California; Sierra snowpack bigger than last 4 years combined; and more …

In California water news today, Dam handlers made missteps in handling Oroville crisis; Report: Flaws in design, building, and upkeep led to Oroville Dam spillway failure; Expert performed autopsy on Oroville spillway collapse.  Here’s what he found; DWR responds to report of spillway construction, maintenance defects; Company that made Folsom Dam safer lands job of fixing Oroville Dam; New report […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Pesticide impact on Bay-Delta fish could be greater than realized; Serious design, construction, and maintenance defects doomed Oroville Dam; Central Valley sank 3 feet during historic drought; and more …

In California water news today, Pesticide impact on Bay-Delta fish could be greater than realized; Serious design, construction, and maintenance defects doomed Oroville Dam; State awards $275 million contract for Oroville Dam repairs; California’s Central Valley sank 3 feet during historic drought; What a difference! How a drought-buster winter has changed Northern California; As global groundwater disappears, rice, wheat, and […]

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DAILY DIGEST: More rainstorms prompt the reopening of the damaged Oroville Dam spillway; One key way soggy California could save water for the next rainless days; Water transfers: Crucial to Western rivers, but state programs lacking; and more ..

In California water news today, More rainstorms prompt the reopening of the damaged Oroville Dam spillway; One key way soggy California could save water for the next rainless days; Without a drought, California takes stock; Water transfers: Crucial to Western Rivers, But State Programs Lacking; To these pastors, saving the Colorado River is a divine command; California Democrats prepare to […]

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