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”

Protecting Species under Groundwater Management

Dear Groundwater Colleagues, 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) … Continue reading “Protecting Species under Groundwater Management”

CLIMATE CHANGE

The crisis is upon us. What do we do now? Shonagh Rae For The LA Times The world is drifting steadily toward a climate catastrophe. For many of us, that’s been clear for a few years or maybe a decade or even a few decades. But others have known that a reckoning was coming for … Continue reading “CLIMATE CHANGE”

EPA Proposes to Narrow Water Quality Certification Authority Under the Clean Water Act

Carbon dioxide emissions may trigger a reflex in the carbon cycle, with devastating consequences, study finds. August 2019 The Environmental Protection Agency issued a lengthy proposed rule on August 9, 2019 to clarify the substantive and procedural requirements for water quality certifications under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. According to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the changes … Continue reading “EPA Proposes to Narrow Water Quality Certification Authority Under the Clean Water Act”

Support Climate Emergency Action in Sonoma County!

To All, I just signed the petition “City Council members and County Supervisors: Support Climate Emergency Action in Sonoma County!” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name. Our goal is to reach 500 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here: http://chng.it/zwjWrxsnL7 Thanks! … Continue reading “Support Climate Emergency Action in Sonoma County!”

Public Comment and Board Workshop on Safe and Affordable Drinking Water

There is an opportunity for Public Comment and Board Workshop on the Draft Administrator Policy Handbook for Safe and Affordable Drinking Water. This on Russian River Watershed Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) & Prohibition against the Discharge of Fecal Waste Materials The Board Workshop is scheduled for August 21, 2019 Comment Deadline is September … Continue reading “Public Comment and Board Workshop on Safe and Affordable Drinking Water”

Newly Appointed Coastal Commissioner

Very good news. Kevin de Leon did make some very good appointments. Jane From Annie Notthof on the NRDC Web Site: “Congratulations to my friend and colleague Linda Escalante, NRDC’s Southern California Legislative Director, for being appointed to the California Coastal Commission by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Linda has been standing up for clean water, … Continue reading “Newly Appointed Coastal Commissioner”