LA Times Op-Ed: Our wild, wet winter doesn’t change this reality — California will be short of water forever

March 7th, 5am Over the last 18 months, California has experienced one of the driest, wettest and wildest rides in its recorded water history. As the 2015-16 water year opened in October 2015, drought had driven the state’s reservoir and groundwater levels to all-time lows. Entire towns were left without water. Reports of lakes turned … Continue reading “LA Times Op-Ed: Our wild, wet winter doesn’t change this reality — California will be short of water forever”

California Water Commission Launches DPR Grants

The California Water Commission is now accepting applications for the Water Storage Investment Program. The application period will be open from March 14, 2017 to August 14, 2017. The Commission recently launched an Application Resources page which contains a link to the Department of Water Resources submittal site GRanTS, a web-based tool for managing funding applications and related … Continue reading “California Water Commission Launches DPR Grants”

California should take lead on wetlands protections

From SF Chonicle March 12, 2017 Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle Botanist, Rhiannon Korhummel, (left) and Biologist Stephanie Freed, with WRA Environmental Consultants assess the quality of the wetlands habitat neat the Sears Point Restoration site on the edge of San Pablo Bay in Novato, California on Tues. April 19, 2016. When the president made … Continue reading “California should take lead on wetlands protections”

New Era on Tap

by Stett Holbrook December 07, 2016 Sonoma and Napa counties respond differently to new groundwater law Call it a tale of two counties. A new state law requires that local governments regulate groundwater for the first time. Sonoma County has begun a lengthy process to create long-term sustainable groundwater management plans for its at-risk water … Continue reading “New Era on Tap”

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Comment

From Restore the Delta: Today, the Delta Tunnels Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) was released online. As we mentioned yesterday, this document is not a green light for the Delta Tunnels but rather should be understood as the submission of homework by sponsoring agencies (California Department of Water Resources and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) … Continue reading “Bay Delta Conservation Plan Comment”

Governor Brown Signs Law Recognizing Forest Watersheds as Part of State’s Water System

Source watersheds will now be acknowledged as infrastructure By Pacific Forest Trust – September 28, 2016, 08:27:08 AM SACRAMENTO, California September 27, 2016 – Governor Jerry Brown took a significant step today to preserve and maintain the key sources of the state’s water supply. With his signature, Assembly Bill 2480 became law, requiring recognition of … Continue reading “Governor Brown Signs Law Recognizing Forest Watersheds as Part of State’s Water System”

To All, This Lawsuit Has Put Big Ag On The Defensive In A Major Way A pending Iowa case could set a new national precedent for water pollution stemming from farms. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/des-moines-water-iowa-farm-lawsuit_us_579a4957e4b0d3568f867e28?section= Three highly agricultural counties — Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac — named in a controversial lawsuit brought by the Des Moines Water Works. … Continue reading “”

Twin tunnels: A matter of trust

Key hearing for water project starts this week By Alex Breitler Record Staff Writer Posted Jul. 23, 2016 at 5:11 PM When testimony begins Tuesday in a months-long hearing that could decide the fate of the $15 billion Delta water tunnels, amid all the acronyms and complexities and water-wonk jargon there will be a simple, … Continue reading “Twin tunnels: A matter of trust”

California Water Commission Meet, May 18, 9:30 am

To All, This is an important meeting to attend if you can. Meeting of the California Water Commission State of California, Resources Building 1416 Ninth Street, First Floor Auditorium Sacramento, CA 95814 Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Beginning at 9:30 a.m. 1.    Call to Order 2.    Roll Call 3.    Approval of April 2016 Meeting Minutes 4.   … Continue reading “California Water Commission Meet, May 18, 9:30 am”

2016 National Monitoring Conference, May 2-6, Tampa FL

Please visit the 2016 National Monitoring Conference Website to view the draft conference agenda.  The Conference-at-a-Glance and Concurrent Session Details, including speaker names and presentation titles, are available on the Agenda page  for planning and registration purposes.  This national forum is designed for all water stakeholders, including federal, state, tribal and local water professionals, non-profits, … Continue reading “2016 National Monitoring Conference, May 2-6, Tampa FL”