DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: New CA bill could revolutionize how the U.S. tackles plastic pollution; The U.S. isn’t nearly as dry as it was a year ago; A Delta conundrum; Forecast-coordinated operations program; and more …

In California water news this weekend, New California Bill Could Revolutionize How the U.S. Tackles Plastic Pollution; The U.S. Isn’t Nearly As Dry As It Was a Year Ago; Lake Oroville Operations Update: June 14; A Delta Conundrum: ‘One oil well would eliminate all those wind mills and you could make it look like a tree.’; Santa Rosa Plain groundwater […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation updates 2019 Central Valley Project South-of-Delta water allocations

South-of-Delta ag allocation now 75% From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation Friday issued updated Central Valley Project South-of-Delta allocations for the 2019 contract year. This update reflects ongoing water supply improvements due to May’s late-season precipitation. “I am pleased to announce that South-of-Delta agricultural water service contractors’ allocations have been increased to 75% of their contract total […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Water conservation and unintended consequences on wastewater; Garamendi’s Flood Insurance for Farmers Act passes out of committee; Hike, boat, swim, and fish in the Delta, CA’s first National Heritage Area; Report: ‘Most dangerous’ hackers targeting U.S. utilities; and more …

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In California water news today, As Californians Save More Water, Their Sewers Get Less and That’s a Problem; House committee signs off on Garamendi’s Flood Insurance for Farmers Act; Hike, boat, swim, and fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California’s first National Heritage Area; EPA  Issues Letter Rejecting Water Board Plan Submission; California Just Passed A $215 Billion Budget. Here’s […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State agencies seek input on creating climate-resilient water system; Updated Folsom Water Control Manual signed by USACE, Reclamation; Public agencies ordered to investigate discharges of human waste into Lower San Diego River

State Agencies Seek Input on Creating Climate-Resilient Water System Public Encouraged to Submit Ideas through Multiple Venues this Summer State agencies are asking Californians to help shape a roadmap for meeting future water needs and ensuring environmental and economic resilience through the 21st century. The effort seeks to broaden California’s approach on water in the face of a range of […]

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PERSPECTIVES: Interview with Susan Tatayon, Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council

Ms. Tatayon discusses the role of the Delta Stewardship Council, her goals as chair, and the Delta Plan 5 year review This article was written by Lisa Beutler; it appeared first in The Water Report and is republished here with permission. Susan Tatayon presides over the Delta Stewardship Council (Council), one of a trio of agencies responsible for stewardship of […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Comparing restored vs. historic salt marshes; Habitat restoration isn’t just for professionals; NASA explores our changing freshwater world; Water cycle diagrams give a false sense of water security; and more …

In science news this week: Comparing Restored vs. Historic Salt Marshes; Microplastic throughout Monterey Bay; Junction Reservoir Back to Raising Backcountry Trout; Habitat Restoration Isn’t Just for Professionals; NASA Explores Our Changing Freshwater World; Our water cycle diagrams give a false sense of water security Comparing Restored vs. Historic Salt Marshes:  “For centuries, diking and drainage of salt marshes was […]

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WOTS Up? An Update Regarding Regulation of Waters of the State and Waters of the United States

Attorney Mary Lynn Coffee unpacks the new wetland regulations and Waters of the State rule, plus a look at the 2019 Waters of the US rule On April 2, 2019, the State Water Board adopted new regulations requiring Water Boards to issue permits for discharges of dredged and fill material (meaning soil, sediment, or dirt) to Waters of the State […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: SB1, Leaders With Vision; Fostering Sustainability in the San Joaquin Valley; SGMA and Dairies; All water is local. Sort of.; and more …

This week in California water blogs: Trek Towards Smarter Water Policy May be  Stopped in Its Tracks by SB1; Leaders With Vision; Fostering Sustainability in the San Joaquin Valley; Economic Tradeoffs in Groundwater Management During Drought; SGMA and Dairies; What does the future hold for irrigation management?; All water is local. Sort of.; and more … California’s Marathon Trek Towards […]

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JUNE WEBINARS: Earthquake threats and resilience tools; Protecting public health with open water quality data; Developing conceptual models for IWRM; Consequences of groundwater sustainability; Bulletin 74 well standards update

A lot of webinars scheduled for this month … many are free! Check out the complete calendar of California water events this month and beyond by clicking here. WEBINARS: Earthquake Threats, Resilience Tools, and Project Funding June 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am June 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

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