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News Release: Landscapers To Learn Drought Survival in Fresno, Walnut Creek; ‘Get Ahead or Get Parched: Six Ways To Survive the Drought’

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“As California’s drought heads into the hottest and driest months of water year 2014, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCUH) at UC Davis are inviting professional landscapers to attend workshops in Fresno and Walnut Creek on how to reduce water use through improved system efficiency.”

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DWR Spotlight: Drought Discussed at Visitor Center

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“As a lecturer in the California State Parks Summer Speaker Program, [DWR Guide Jana] Frazier reviews the challenges of drought, lessons learned and how new technologies can help people conserve water.”

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Speaker to Highlight Drought History, Conservation Wednesday at Lake Oroville Visitor Center

From the Chico Enterprise-Record:

“As Lake Oroville inches downward again and indications of a drought continue, a guest speaker will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Oroville called ‘Drought Denial, Drought Survival.’”

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DWR Spotlight: BDCP Comment Period Extended

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“The public has gained an additional six weeks to comment on the state’s proposal to provide a more reliable water supply for California and also protect, restore and enhance the ecosystem of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.”

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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Applications being accepted for $200 million in drought grant funding
  • Four flood projects to receive $3.3 million in funding from the YFFPP
  • EPA’s EnviroAtlas helps measure the benefits nature provides
  • ACWA’s annual regulatory summit to focus on headwaters management
  • Water webinar offers cost-effective ways for utilities to plug their leaks
  • Federal review updates trends in freshwater availability and use
Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Public Given More Time to Comment on Governor’s Twin Tunnels Plan

From the Stockton Record:

“The public has been given more time to comment on the governor’s twin tunnels plan, after officials released a legal document today that contains more details about how the plan would be implemented.”

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Advocates Argue Twin Tunnels Plan Lost In Translation

From the Stockton Record:

“Nitty-gritty details of the governor’s twin tunnels plan are hard enough to grasp for English speakers plowing through 34,000 pages of environmental documents. Non-English speakers, arguably, have no hope at all.”

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DWR Spotlight: Romero Visitors Center Reopens

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“Located next to San Luis Reservoir along Highway 152 in Merced County, the [Romero Visitors] center features exhibits of the area’s history, dam construction and State Water Project construction and operations.”

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Agency Publishes Draft Comments on Twin Tunnels Plan

From the Stockton Record:

“A state agency that oversees the Delta has published draft comments on Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin tunnels plan.”

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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • North-of-Delta Offstream Storage study highlights and reports posted by DWR
  • Water foundation report offers recommendations for dealing with land subsidence
  • Two-day summit to discuss environmental data set for next week
  • California rangeland workshop will consider several ecosystem scenarios
  • SWAP enters the second phase of the development process
  • Mapping tool provides insight on potential sea level rise damage
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DWR Spotlight: Tree Rings Link to Droughts

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“Thousand-year tree-ring reconstructions of river flows prepared by the University of Arizona for DWR are highlighted this week at a Scripps workshop in San Diego. The workshop, led by DWR Deputy Drought Manager Jeanine Jones, is to examine patterns of climate variability that may provide predictive capability for drought or help support climate change modeling.
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Video Simulation Captures Scale of Delta Tunnel Project

From The Sacramento Bee:

“The water diversion tunnels that Gov. Jerry Brown proposes to build in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are so large that many policymakers and citizens have had difficulty grasping the project. The Delta Protection Commission set out to change that.”

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Blog: Principles for Sharing Design and Construction Oversight for Proposed New Water Facilities

From the BDCP Blog, in a post by Nancy Vogel:

“If the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is approved, public water agencies and the State of California will embark on one of the largest infrastructure modernization projects in the country. The currently proposed project includes three new Sacramento River intakes and 30-mile long, large diameter tunnels with a price tag of $14.5 billion.
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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Drought briefing will cover impacts being felt in the Delta
  • Report lists recommendations for sustainable groundwater management in California
  • Independent panel delivers Delta outflows report to State Water Resources Control Board
  • A c
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DWR Spotlight: DWR Discusses Drought with Tribes

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“DWR’s Tribal Policy Advisor Anecita Agustinez participates on a panel about ‘Tribal Engagement for Drought from the State Perspective.’ The event was sponsored by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce at the Thunder Valley Resort in Lincoln.”

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Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: Panel — Delta Tunnel Project ‘Falls Short’ of Scientific Standards

From The Sacramento Bee:

“The state’s proposal to restore habitat in the Delta and build two massive water diversion tunnels on the Sacramento River ‘falls short’ in its scientific rigor, according to a new report by a group of scientists.”

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Groups Want More Time to Review Delta Tunnel Project

From The Sacramento Bee:

“More than 30 conservation groups are asking for more time to comment on the proposal to build two giant water diversion tunnels in the Delta.”

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News Release: Delta ISB Releases Review of Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) EIR/EIS

From the Delta Stewardship Council:

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) has released its review of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement.

“The Delta Reform Act of 2009 instructs the Delta ISB to review the BDCP Draft EIR/EIS and to submit its comments to the Delta Stewardship Council and the California Department of Fish and Game.

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Commentary: Bay Delta Conservation Plan is a 50-year Gamble

From The Sacramento Bee, in a commentary by John Kirlin:

“Discussion about the Bay Delta Conservation Plan mostly revolves around new water intakes and the twin tunnels. But this ongoing debate misses a large elephant in the room; the plan proposes to lock in public policies on water operations for 50 years, and limit future policy decisions even though circumstances can – and inevitably will – change.”

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Make Plans to Attend Free Briefing June 4 — ‘Drought 2014: The Challenge of Water Project Operations’

2014 is one of California’s driest years on record, creating challenging hydrologic conditions for operations of the state and federal projects that move water across the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and to much of California.

Attend this free briefing on Wednesday, June 4, at the Sacramento Convention Center and learn about water project challenges.

“The Challenges of the 2014 Drought: Water Project Operations,” is sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the Water Education Foundation.

Topics to be discussed include:

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