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News Release: DWR’s Third Snow Survey of Winter Set for February 27

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“Department of Water Resources surveyors hope to find a bit more snow when they go into the mountains Thursday to measure snowpack water content. …

“’California is in the grip of a game-changing drought and we have no idea how long it will last,’ said DWR Director Mark Cowin.”

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DWR Report Updates Water Conditions

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“Check out updated Water Conditions in Bulletin 120. This is a publication issued four times a year, in the second week of February, March, April, and May by the California Department of Water Resources.
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DWR Steelhead Study Focuses on Old and Middle River Flows

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“DWR has released the report titled ‘Stipulation Study: Steelhead Movement and Survival in the South Delta with Adaptive Management of Old and Middle River Flows.’ This report documents results and conclusions of the 2012 Stipulation Study.”

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DWR Water Plan eNews: This Week’s Update

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Two Water Plan committees to hold joint session next month in Sacramento
  • California’s environmental goals to be discussed at workshops across the state
  • Listening sessions focus on beneficial water uses for Native Americans
  • Draft scoping plan looks at ways for California to reduce greenhouse gases
  • UC Riverside professor looks at effect of block rates on water uses efficiency
  • Funding requests for drinking water projects be
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SWP: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is SWP, a frequent acronym in headlines recently.

The Water Education Foundation’s online water encyclopedia includes SWP in both the Useful Acronyms section and under the more than 200 definitions of water topics.

Spelled out, the SWP abbreviation is State Water Project. Aquapedia entries are cross-referenced, so it’s easy to click on the link to the Water Terms section

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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

DWR’s latest Water Plan eNews includes:
  • California drought update information available online
  • ITP hosting workshop on draft urban water management plan
  • Extended abstracts for international salinity forum due on Friday
  • Study outlines ways IRWM can be used to help disadvan
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Commentary: Water Crisis Too Important to Let Go to Waste

From The Modesto Bee, in a column by Mike Dunbar:

“Friday’s announcement that the State Water Project –which [Gov. Jerry] Brown’s father, Edmund (the first Gov. Brown), brought into reality — would not deliver a drop of irrigation water to farmers in the South San Joaquin Valley is a crisis. …

“Undoubtedly, the first such pronouncement in the 54-year history of the SWP is creating fear — even among those who don’t live along the Valley’s west side where that water is necessary for their livelihoods.”

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Aquafornia news San Jose Mercury News

State Water Project Will Deliver No Water This Summer

From the San Jose Mercury News:

“For the first time in its 54-year history, the State Water Project, a backbone of California’s water system, will provide no water to urban residents or farmers this year because of the severe drought, state officials said Friday.”

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Aquafornia news Fresno Bee

California Triggers Emergency Water Cutbacks Due to Drought

From The Fresno Bee:

“Facing the driest year on record, state authorities Friday issued emergency orders to save California from running dry this summer, including a temporary halt to Northern California water exports to San Joaquin Valley farming.”

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Aquafornia news New York Times

Severe Drought Has U.S. West Fearing Worst

From The New York Times:

“The punishing drought that has swept California is now threatening the state’s drinking water supply.”

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

California Officials Forecast ‘Zero’ Water Deliveries

From The Sacramento Bee:

“State officials announced Friday that 29 water agencies serving 25 million people across California can expect “zero” water deliveries from the State Water Project this summer because of the worsening drought.”

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Officials Tightening Delta Tap

From the Stockton Record:

“Water exported south from the Delta will drop to a relative trickle, and flows through the estuary toward the ocean will remain low under drastic – in some cases unprecedented – actions announced Friday.”

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

California Drought Could Force Key Water System to Cut Deliveries

From the Los Angeles Times:

“Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety.

“The prospect of no deliveries from one of the state’s key water systems underscores the depth of a drought that threatens to be the worst in California’s modern history.”

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Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

News Release: DWR Drops State Water Project Allocation to Zero, Seeks to Preserve Remaining Supplies

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“To protect Californians’ health and safety from more severe water shortages in the months ahead, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today [Jan. 31]  took actions to conserve the state’s precious resources. As a result, everyone – farmers, fish, and people in our cities and towns – will get less water.

“DWR’s actions are in direct response to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s drought State of Emergency.

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DWR Spotlight: Snow Pretty But Too Little

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“Freshly fallen snow from late-arriving storms brightened the scenery for DWR snow surveyors today (January 30), but did little to dent California’s record drought as it pushes into its third consecutive year.”

Read more from DWR’s Spotlight, which also features a video and images from the snow survey

 

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News Release: Snow Surveyors Find Sparse Snowpack Drought Retains Grip on California

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“Freshly fallen snow from late-arriving storms brightened the scenery but did not end California’s drought. The winter’s second snow survey today found far too little water in the still scant snowpack. …

“Manual and electronic readings today record the snowpack’s statewide water content at only 12 percent of average for this time of year.

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DWR California Water Plan eNews Update

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Governor’s water action plan sets out goals and vision for the next five years
  • NIDIS offering forum to examine drought outlook in California The future of water in California to be discussed at a Sacramento conference
  • The future of water in California to be discussed at a Sacramento conference
  • IRWM looking for public input on revising grant solicitation guidelines
  • Ag network finds common ground for aligning interests of various gro
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News Release: DWR’s Second Snow Survey of Winter Set for January 30

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“As winter slips away, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) expects to find far less snow that normal for the date when it conducts its second snow survey of the winter on Thursday.

“California’s stubborn drought, pushing into its third year, has left the Sierra largely bare of snow and the state’s reservoirs low.”

Read more from DWR’s news release

 

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DWR Water Plan eNews: This Week’s Update

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Groundwater contaminants get a close look next month in Concord
  • Irrigation professionals to discuss improved water supply management
  • Maintaining effective conservation methods under the cloud of climate change
  • Water and environmental modeling forum heading to Folsom for annual meeting
  • USGS portal provides access to sediment information from across the country
  • The story of developing an integrated water and land managemen
Aquafornia news Capitol Weekly

Drought: The Behemoths Combine

From Capitol Weekly:

“The heavy hitters are stepping up to the plate.

“California’s two behemoth water deliverers — the State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project, perhaps the best known water purveyors in the world – are poised to join together to move water quickly around the state in the face of an unprecedented drought.”

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