DAILY DIGEST: California’s shifting water politics; Fish in the fields; Cal Poly researcher looks back at California’s mega drought; Turning Desalination Waste Into A Useful Resource; Supreme Court to review high-stakes Clean Water Act fight; and more …

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In California water news today, California’s shifting water politics; Fish in the fields; Cal Poly researcher looks back at California’s mega drought; Turning Desalination Waste Into A Useful Resource; 18 trillion gallons of water has poured into California during February storms; The future of cities in a changing climate; Supreme Court to review high-stakes Clean Water Act fight; and more […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING, Legislators edition: Sen. Feinstein, Reps. Costa, Cox send letter urging additional water for Valley farmers following high snowfall; Assembly Member Adam Gray proposes package of water reform legislation

Sen. Feinstein, Reps. Costa, Cox Send Letter Urging Additional Water for Valley Farmers Following High Snowfall Washington, D.C. – Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representatives Jim Costa and TJ Cox sent a letter last week to the United States Bureau of Reclamation urging the Bureau to incorporate recent precipitation into the initial water allocations to Central Valley Project (CVP) water contractors […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: LAO report: The 2019-20 budget: Natural resources and environmental protection; Elevated concentrations of some pollutants persist in streams following Camp Fire

LAO Report: The 2019-20 Budget: Natural Resources and Environmental Protection From the Legislative Analyst’s Office: In this report, we assess several of the Governor’s budget proposals in the natural resources and environmental protection areas. Based on our review, we recommend various changes, as well as additional legislative oversight. We provide a complete listing of our recommendations at the end of […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: State Water Board shake up, winter farming, fall-run salmon, sociology of science in environmental management

On the Public Record blogs about Governor Newsom’s appointments:  OtPR writes, “I assume you all saw the news; Governor Newsom declared that he will change the nature of the AroundDeltaWaterGo from two tunnels to one smaller tunnel. My thoughts … ”  Continue reading at On the Public Record here:  Governor Newsom’s appointments State Water Board: Loss of institutional knowledge, independence […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Federal commission accepts MID, TID plan for river flows. Will state water board agree?; George Skelton: Brown was obsessed with twin-tunnel vision. Newsom has a more realistic view; Rare mega storm could overwhelm LA-area dam and flood dozens of cities, experts say; and more …

In California water news today, Federal commission accepts MID, TID plan for river flows. Will state water board agree?; George Skelton: Brown was obsessed with twin-tunnel vision. Newsom has a more realistic view; Rare mega storm could overwhelm LA-area dam and flood dozens of cities, experts say; Pacific storms continue to pile snow onto Sierra Nevada snowpack; For those living […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for February 18

Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions, curated from the Department of Water Resources website, the Desert Research Institute, and others: For even more reservoir and water conditions, visit the Notebook’s Water and Hydrology Internet Resources page. Sign up for daily email service and you’ll never miss a post! Sign up for daily emails and get all the Notebook’s […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Metropolitan ready to support scaled-down Delta tunnel plan; Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from resorts; Conserving water is still a priority for CA. How about other states?; Bold plan: Replace the Border Wall with an Energy–Water Corridor; and more …

In California water news this weekend, Metropolitan Water District ready to support scaled-down Delta tunnel plan; Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts; Conserving water is still a priority for California. How about other states?; California Water District Opens Spigots for Tech Upgrade; $1.9 million to be spent on ridding California of giant rodents; Gov. Gavin Newsom […]

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CALENDAR EVENTS: 2019 Kern County Water Summit: Navigating change; American Water Works Association: Confluence 2019; Parting The Waters – Will It Take A Miracle?; CA Water Policy Conference: The New Shape of Water

2019 Kern County Water Summit: Navigating change March 7, Bakersfield Featured speakers include Tim Petty, Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Interior; Dan Walters, journalist; Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board; Jason Peltier, Coalition for a Sustainable Delta, and others. Panel topics include desalination, aging infrastructure, and restoration of river flows. Click here for more […]

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BAY DELTA SCIENCE CONFERENCE: Restoration in the Cache Slough Complex: The Yolo Flyway Farms Restoration Project

The Yolo Flyway Farms Restoration Project involves restoring and enhancing approximately 278 acres of tidal freshwater wetlands at the southern end of the Yolo Bypass within the Cache Slough Complex. The Project seeks to partially restore historical ecological functions in this highly altered regional landscape. The Project will involve minimal excavation of approximately 65,000 cubic yards of soil to provide […]

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BAY DELTA SCIENCE CONFERENCE: Franks Tract feasibility study: Applying the guidance of a Delta Renewed

One of the elements of the 2016 Delta Smelt Resiliency Strategy is assessing the feasibility of restoring Franks Tract.  The Franks Tract feasibility study was completed and released in June of 2018 by the Department of Water Resources.  The conceptual design for the project relies on the guidance of the San Francisco Estuary Institute’s A Delta Renewed.  At the 2018 […]

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