DAILY DIGEST: CA could be on the brink of its worst-ever wildfire season; The magic of CA’s swimming holes; AG Becerra fighting Trump on the environment at every turn; Why the FEMA isn’t ready for catastrophes; and more …

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In California water news today, California Could Be on the Brink of Its Worst-Ever Wildfire Season; The Magic of California’s Swimming Holes; How ground-based GPS stations help weather forecasters predict heavy rain and flooding; The latest casualty of Trump’s trade war with China? California wine; Atty. Gen. Becerra, It Does Seem Like You Are Fighting Trump On The Environment At […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Surviving the next drought: It’s political in the Central Valley; The end of Cabernet in Napa Valley?; Crash of the kelp forests; Underwater sound system tries to keep whales and ships apart in Santa Barbara channel; Colorado River cuts negligible for AZ, NV; and more …

In California water news this weekend, Surviving the Next Drought: It’s Political in the Central Valley; The end of Cabernet in Napa Valley?; The crash of the kelp forests; New maps show how little is left of West Coast estuaries; Deadline passes, Trump’s BLM advances relocation plans; In the Santa Barbara Channel, an underwater sound system tries to keep whales […]

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DAILY DIGEST: CA measure aims to protect environment from Trump rollbacks; Siskiyou County admits defeat in Scott Valley groundwater case; Turning up the heat on more dam storage; First-ever mandatory water cutbacks for Colorado River next year; and more …

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In California water news today, California measure aims to protect state’s environment from Trump rollbacks; Siskiyou County admits defeat in Scott Valley groundwater case; Turning up Heat on More Dam Storage; Lawmaker cheers USDA’s rural water grants; Caps on groundwater use create a new market in California; UCLA to lead $10 million California conservation project; A great climate comes from […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Reclamation announces 2020 Colorado River operating conditions; New report on climate equity and seismic resilience for the Delta; City of Weed throws in the towel on water dispute with Roseburg Forest Products; Free well testing program for San Benito County

Reclamation Announces 2020 Colorado River Operating Conditions From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today released its Colorado River Basin August 2019 24-Month Study, which sets the annual operations for Lake Mead and Lake Powell in 2020. Based on projections in the 24-Month Study, Lake Mead will operate in the Normal or ICS Surplus Condition in Calendar Year […]

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BROWN BAG SEMINAR: It’s Vital: Delta Smelt Reproduction and Resilience

The Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) is a consortium of State and federal agencies that has been conducting cooperative ecological investigations since the 1970s. The IEP relies upon multidisciplinary teams of agency, academic, nongovernmental organizations, and other scientists to conduct collaborative and scientifically sound monitoring, research, modeling, and synthesis efforts for various aspects of the aquatic ecosystem. In 2018, the Delta […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Back-to-back low snow years will become more common; New mapping reveals lost West Coast estuary habitat; Voracious flowers of the tidepool; Fear of human voices can shape an ecosystem; Do salmon make decisions as a group?; and more …

In science news this week: Back-to-back low snow years will become more common; New mapping reveals lost West Coast estuary habitat; Voracious Flowers of the Tidepool; Ocean Acidification Alters Salmon’s Sense of Smell; Fear of Human Voices Can Shape an Ecosystem; Do Salmon Make Decisions as a Group?; Airborne Plastic Is Blowing All the Way to the Arctic; and more […]

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LOCALIZING CALIFORNIA WATERS: Erik Ekdahl on Water Management in the Uncertain Future

Water management in California has always been challenging, with the state’s variable climate that alternates between drought and floods that is further complicated by stark regional differences in water availability and demand.  As the effects of climate change continue to manifest, changing precipitation patterns are creating challenges for water managers and the state’s existing infrastructure. In April of this year, […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Trump’s rollback of the ESA, Voluntary settlement agreements and SB1, Delta tunnel and sea level rise, Farms and climate change, droughts and not enough water, water is no one-thing, and more …

This week in California water blogs:  As Scientists Warn of Biodiversity Crisis, Trump Administration Guts Endangered Species Act; Voluntary Settlement Agreements and SB1; Delta tunnel: Sea level rise and elevation of the North Delta; Delta August Adjustment; What Water is Covered by the Clean Water Act?; If You’re Concerned about Climate Change and Water Supply, California Farms Can Help Show […]

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