Climate Resilience Bond Must Include Funds to Protect and Restore California’s Redwood Forests

Robin Carr, Landis Communications, Save the Redwoods League Redwoods play a key role in the state’s fight against climate change by storing more carbon per acre than any other forest type in the world SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (February 26, 2020) — As California lawmakers negotiate the details of a climate resilience bond to bring before … Continue reading “Climate Resilience Bond Must Include Funds to Protect and Restore California’s Redwood Forests”

Salmon Website with Current Status

The Nature Conservancy is relaunching the California Salmon Snapshots website as the State of Salmon in California website. The website still provides the most complete, updated numbers of salmon and steelhead returning to our California rivers – but the information is now presented in a more modern and easy-to-navigate interface. With data compiled from the … Continue reading “Salmon Website with Current Status”

Maori Democratic Party Resolution on Lahaina Wastewater Pollution

WHEREAS, the County of Maui’s Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility has for decades used injection wells to dispose of its treated wastewater, sending millions of gallons a day of polluted water into the ocean just offshore of Kahekili Beach; and WHEREAS, peer-reviewed government and university scientific studies, as well as decades of direct kama‘āina experience, have … Continue reading “Maori Democratic Party Resolution on Lahaina Wastewater Pollution”

Toxic Rule Sign-on Letter to Protect Air/Climate Impacts

California River Watch joined dozens of other statewide environmental organizations providing comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to not gut or reduce the standards of protection for pollutants that are released into the atmosphere from coal and other steam generating sources. These releases create unhealthy levels of air pollutants and, in addition, … Continue reading “Toxic Rule Sign-on Letter to Protect Air/Climate Impacts”

Toxic Water Rule sign-on letter

Our organization, California River Watch, signed on to a letter distributed by Clean Water Action (Jennifer Clary) to the EPA to not gut protections prohibiting dumping coal ash wastewater into US waters and instead strengthening limits for scrubber sludge discharges to control bromide and other pollutants. You can review the letter below. Larry January 21, … Continue reading “Toxic Water Rule sign-on letter”

Map showing Fully Appropriated Streams

The State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights (Division) has released an interactive GIS web map for representing Fully Appropriated Stream Systems (FASS) in California. The web map provides access to FASS and related information, including seasonal limitations, court references, and Board decisions all in one place and within a geospatial context. The … Continue reading “Map showing Fully Appropriated Streams”

Web Map Showing California’s Fully Appropriated Streams

The State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights (Division) has released an interactive GIS web map for representing Fully Appropriated Stream Systems (FASS) in California.  The web map provides access to FASS and related information, including seasonal limitations, court references, and Board decisions all in one place and within a geospatial context.  The … Continue reading “Web Map Showing California’s Fully Appropriated Streams”

Critical Species Lookbook Groundwater Resource Hub

The Nature Conservancy is pleased to announce the release of the Critical Species LookBook (the LookBook) which may be found on the Groundwater Resource Hub.  The LookBook is a compendium of 84 state and federally listed species likely to be affected by groundwater management and merit consideration by Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act … Continue reading “Critical Species Lookbook Groundwater Resource Hub”

New Fully Appropriated Stream Systems (FASS) Web Map Tool

The State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights (Division) has released an interactive GIS web map for representing Fully Appropriated Stream Systems (FASS) in California. The web map provides access to FASS and related information, including seasonal limitations, court references, and Board decisions all in one place and within a geospatial context. The … Continue reading “New Fully Appropriated Stream Systems (FASS) Web Map Tool”

Action: Send Letter to Maui County for polluting Groundwater and Ocean Beaches

Below is a sample letter to send to the Environmental Program of Maui County expressing outrage for continuing to pollute or simply a statement of not visiting until pollution of groundwater and ocean is stopped and the Clean Water Act is followed. Dear Environmental Coordinator: I am outraged by the continued pollution from treated wastewater … Continue reading “Action: Send Letter to Maui County for polluting Groundwater and Ocean Beaches”