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State Water Project (DWR)

Western Water Gary Pitzer Layperson's Guide to the State Water Project Land Subsidence Gary Pitzer

State Taking Steps to Manage Subsidence-Related Impacts to California Aqueduct
Department of Water Resources to spend $5 million for quick fixes, as it assesses longer-term repairs

For as long as agriculture has existed in the Central Valley, farmers have pumped water from the ground to sustain their livelihood and grow food consumed by much of the nation. This has caused the ground in certain places to sink, sometimes dramatically, eliminating valuable aquifer storage space that can never be restored.

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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Public input being sought for state’s climate change assessment
  • UC Davis report looks at the drought’s economic impact on agriculture
  • DWR using online survey to find ways to help California water agencies
  • Series of funding fairs cont
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Oroville Dam will Take Front and Center at Lake Oroville Visitor Center Event

From the Chico Enterprise-Record:

A man who was in his teens when Oroville Dam was built will give a presentation Wednesday highlighting that history at the Lake Oroville Visitor Center.

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DWR Spotlight: Water Conservation Tips Taught at California State Fair

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

As the California State Fair kicks off July 11 at Cal Expo in Sacramento, DWR will educate visitors at two Save Our Water exhibits from July 11 to 27.

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Big Operation Along Lake Oroville This Week to Prepare for Cold Water Release

From the Chico Enterprise-Record:

Eric Ward went to one of his regular fishing spots near the Oroville Dam Friday morning, and the scene was far from serene. … The word from the Department of Water Resources is that the rubber booms were deployed to capture any hydraulic oil that spilled into the water when a valve was tested, explained Mark Anderson, assistant State Water Project deputy director.

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News Release: Californians Encouraged to Learn More About Saving Water at State

From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

As the California State Fair kicks off today [July 11], Save Our Water – a partnership between the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) – is encouraging Californians to visit its displays featuring easy ways to save water inside and outside the home. Staff from DWR will be on hand to help attendees identify opportunities to conserve.
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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Governor’s water action plan, NODOS on next water commission agenda
  • Proposed desalination amendments for ocean plan to be discussed next month
  • 2014 grant solicitation FAQs added to IRWM program site
  • Environmental justice grants available for safe drinking water projects
  • California farmland conversion trends detailed in new report
  • Agriculture and Land Stewardship Web site offers project strategies
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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Documentary looks at the quest for safe drinking water in the Inyo-Mono region
  • Economic impacts of climate change detailed in Risky Business Project report
  • Water sessions to be included at international infrastructure conference
  • Desa
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News Release: Fourth of July Fireworks to Light Up Lake Oroville

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

Oroville Dam in Butte County will be the site of a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display presented by community organizations in cooperation with the Department of Water Resources.

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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  •  Draft guidelines released for water and energy grant program
  • Energy department explores the connection between water and energy systems
  • ACWA drought report says California can’t hesitate in taking action
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DWR Spotlight: Conference Covers a Whole Lot of Water Issues

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

DWR is represented at the American Water Works Association’s Whole Water Conference, which began June 24 in Monterey. The conference explores the challenge of managing California’s drinking water resource while protecting the environment, even as the drought imposes its own realities.

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San Jacinto: After Seven Years, Wildlife Area Plan Still Unfinished

From the Riverside Press-Enteprise:

In seven years, the state has dedicated nearly a half-million dollars to create a management plan for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area, but nothing has been adopted or shared with the public.

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Brown’s Water Tunnel Job Claims Generating Controversy

From the Los Angeles Times:

A bold, $25-billion plan to ship more water to Southern California could create tens of thousands of new jobs a year for decades, a Brown administration study says. And even though the plan is at least two years from possible final approval, it is generating plenty of controversy.

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DWR Spotlight: DWR Rides High During Bike Month

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

The results are in and with a total of 43,057.5 miles, DWR ranked 4th out of the 1,308 registered organizations tracking their cycling miles during the Sacramento region’s May is Bike Month.

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DWR Spotlight: DWR Speakers Highlight Water Challenges

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

DWR sharpened the focus on water management challenges during the Golden State Water Summit in Sacramento.

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Aquafornia news Chico Enterprise-Record

Salmon Spawning Habitat Project Begins in Oroville

From the Chico Enterprise-Record:

For people who like to swim, kayak or float in the Feather River, officials are advising people to be cautious between the Feather River Fish Hatchery and Centennial Park for work that is underway.

The California Department of Water Resources recently began a summer-long project to improve the salmon and steelhead fish habitat in the river by adding gravel.

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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • $10 million in grant funding available for ag projects that improve water efficiency
  • Upgraded CIMIS Web site providing better data to farmers and the public
  • State water board issues new order covering use of recycled water
  • Registrati
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Commentary: Delta Plans Completely Ignore Non-English Speakers

From The Sacramento Bee, in a commentary by Javier Padilla Reyes:

The reckless indifference of Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration in failing to provide adequate access and participation for non-English speaking Californians shows that the state’s rush to build the twin Delta tunnels at all costs effectively disregards nearly 600,000 Delta residents and 20 percent of California’s population.

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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Final CASGEM groundwater Basin Prioritization released and posted
  • California Water Commission announces June meeting and posts agenda
  • Free irrigation technology seminar being offered next week at Fresno State
  • Study finds opportunitie
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News Release: Drought’s Impact Felt at Castaic Lake as Drawdown Affects Boating Recreation

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“The water level in Castaic Lake in northern Los Angeles County continues to fall during California’s drought and is now too low for boaters to use the lake’s west boat ramp.

“The lake provides recreational activities for Southern California and, as a key component of the State Water Project (SWP), serves as a reservoir for water that’s distributed to nearby local communities.”

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