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Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

DWR Spotlight: DWR Urges Collaboration to Manage Drought

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“DWR Drought Manager Bill Croyle provided opening remarks at the California Water Environment Association WaterReuse Workshop at Stanford University on May 15.”

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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 asks Californians to make the most of water-saving efforts this month
  • Rolling water treatment plant will be put to the test in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Stanford report offers ideas for researching the water-energy connection
  • P
Aquafornia news Capitol Weekly

Wednesday’s Top of the Scroll: Brown Makes Urgent Plea for Delta Tunnels

From Capitol Weekly:

“Gov. Jerry Brown delivered an impassioned defense of his ambitious plan to drill huge tunnels through the delta east of San Francisco to move more northern water south, saying California’s economic well-being depended on it.”

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Aquafornia news Riverside Press-Enterprise

State will Short Castaic Instead of Shrinking Lake Perris

From The Riverside Press-Enterprise:

“The magnitude of California’s drought hit home with water managers recently when they considered draining what’s left of Lake Perris just to get some Inland communities through a dry spring.”

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: New Entity to Manage Planning for Massive Delta Tunnels

From The Sacramento Bee:

“Construction planning for the giant water diversion tunnels proposed in the California Delta is about to be handed off to a new entity, one that gives a prominent role to the water diverters that will benefit from the project.”

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record Alex Breitler Environment blog

Blog: New Twin Tunnels Criticism

From the Stockton Record Alex Breitler Environment blog:

“This memo describes how the state would manage the twin tunnels project: By working alongside the water agencies that expect to use the tunnels.”

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Business Journal blog

Blog: New Authority Planned to Oversee Delta Tunnels Plan

From the Sacramento Business Journal blog:

“There’s a new plan to share responsibility for the Delta tunnels plan.”

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Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

DWR Spotlight: Preparing for the Future

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom brought his technology and institutional change message to the Resources Building Auditorium on Monday, May 12, as a guest of the DWR Enterprise Geographic Information Systems Committee.”

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News Release: Californians Don’t Waste Hits The Radio

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“Save Our Water this week is launching a new statewide radio campaign to bring awareness to, and educate, Californians on how to save water every day. The radio campaign builds on an extensive statewide outdoor billboard program unveiled by Save Our Water last week.”

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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Groundwater report details potential shortages brought on by the drought
  • Workshop will take on challenges facing north state small water systems
  • Forest service developing new directive to consider impacts on groundwater
  • Drought and c
Aquafornia news Associated Press

Wednesday’s Top of the Scroll: Water Flows Uphill? Maybe, in California Drought

From the Associated Press:

“Water has flowed from Northern California’s snow-capped peaks to the south’s parched cities ever since the California Aqueduct was built in the 1960s. Now, amid one of the worst droughts in history, state officials are considering an audacious plan to send some of the water back uphill.”

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Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

California Water Officials Report Near Record Low May Snow Levels

From Capital Public Radio:

“California’s final measurement of the season of the Sierra snowpack showed near-record low water levels. The May reading is the first measurement after the beginning of the spring snow melt.”

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Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

News Release: Year’s Final Snow Survey Comes up Dry; 3-Year Drought Retains Grip as Summer Approaches

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“Today’s [May 1] manual and electronic readings recorded the statewide snowpack’s water content — which normally provides about a third of the water for California’s farms and cities — at a mere —18 percent of average for the date.
Aquafornia news Associated Press

California Expects Bad News from Snowpack Survey

From the Associated Press:

“State water managers were expecting more bad news Thursday as they take the season’s last measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack, a key source of water in drought-stricken California.”

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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Governor asking Californians to double up their water conservation efforts
  • Scoping meetings set for program that will fund water and energy projects
  • Roundtable focuses on connections that can resolve water conflicts
  • State
Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

News Release: DWR Releases Report on Groundwater Basins With Potential Shortages, Monitoring, Gaps

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released a report on groundwater showing that throughout California groundwater resources are at historically low levels. Directed by Governor Edmund G Brown Jr.’s emergency drought declaration in January, the report details basins with potential water shortages and gaps in groundwater monitoring.
Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

News Release: Season’s Final Snow Survey Scheduled Thursday

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“Department of Water Resources snow surveyors Thursday will take the year’s final measurement of water content in the Sierra snowpack. Near-record low numbers are expected as California’s drought pushes through its third year.”

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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • With the makeover complete, wraps are taken off new and improved IRWM Web site
  • Four workshops remain for environmental goals and policy report
  • Task force develops list of ways for improving groundwater basins
  • GRA planning two-day event to address groundwater issues
  • How increased forest management can pay off in reduced wildfire risk
  • Public input sought for development of Delta’s science action agenda
  • Registrat
Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

DWR Spotlight: Gearing Up for Mussel ‘Season’

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“As we enter California’s warmer months, DWR is increasing monitoring for invasive quagga and zebra mussels at 19 locations within the State Water Project (SWP).”

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Invasive Species, an Aquafornia Water Word of the Week, is included among sister site Aquapedia’s more than 200 definitions of water terms from A to Z.

 

Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Water Supply Outlook Improves; Delta Channel Barriers Canceled

From The Sacramento Bee:

“A wet March is yielding benefits for California’s water supply, as state and federal officials announced Friday that deliveries to some of their contractors will be increased.”

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