ACWA eNews for Jan. 8, 2014

 

ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events.

Drought Declaration Could Happen in February, DWR Director Says

 

Federal, state and local water officials briefed the California State Board of Food and Agriculture today on the ongoing impacts of last year’s record-dry conditions and how transfers might help the state cope with its bleak water outlook.

2014 Legislative Year Begins in Sacramento

 

Lawmakers returned to the state Capitol on Monday to begin the second year of the 2013-’14 legislative session.

Reclamation Cuts American River Flows

 

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Monday, Jan. 6, it will significantly reduce flows in the lower American River to conserve the remaining water supply in Folsom Reservoir.

First Snowpack Survey of 2014 Confirms Low Water Content in Sierra

 

The Department of Water Resources’ first manual snow survey of the season on Friday, Jan. 3, recorded predictably dismal results: the Sierra snowpack in California is about 20% of normal for the date.

ACWA Region 4 Board Meeting 1/16/2014

Thu, 01/16/2014 – 9:30am – 11:30am

Location: 

Sacramento, CA

ACWA Region 4 will have a Region Board Meeting /orientation on January 16, 2014 at the ACWA Office. Agenda is listed below.

 

CASGEM Groundwater Basin Prioritization Workshop — Sacramento

Thu, 01/16/2014 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: 

State of California Natural Resources Building Auditorium, 1416 9TH Street , 1st Floor, Sacramento

Note: The deadline to register online is Tuesday, Jan. 14.

ACWA and the California Department of Water Resources are hosting a series of workshops to discuss prioritizing basins under the California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM) program. The program’s primary goal is to collect groundwater elevations for all of California’s 515 basins and compile that data in an online system.

 

Register Here

 

CASGEM Groundwater Basin Prioritization Workshop — Riverside

Wed, 01/22/2014 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: 

Western Municipal Water District, 16451 El Sobrante Blvd., Riverside

Note: The deadline to register is Wednesday, Jan. 15. 

ACWA and the California Department of Water Resources are hosting a series of workshops to discuss prioritizing basins under the California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM) program. The program’s primary goal is to collect groundwater elevations for all of California’s 515 basins and compile that data in an online system.

 

Register Here

 

2014 California Irrigation Institute

Thu, 01/23/2014 – Fri, 01/24/2014

Location: 

Sacramento, California

2014 CII Conference

The California Irrigation Institute is happy to announce its 2014 annual conference, titled: Building a Water and Energy Efficient California.

The Conference will be held on January 23-24, 2014 at the Sacramento Arden West Hilton in Sacramento, California.

Stay tuned for more information on the program and registration.

Visit our website at: http://www.caii.org/

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CASGEM Groundwater Basin Prioritization Workshop — Los Angeles

Thu, 01/23/2014 – 10:00am – 1:00pm

Location: 

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA

Note: The deadline to register is Wednesday, Jan. 15.

ACWA and the California Department of Water Resources are hosting a series of workshops to discuss prioritizing basins under the California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM) program. The program’s primary goal is to collect groundwater elevations for all of California’s 515 basins and compile that data in an online system.

 

Register Here

 

ACWA Regions 6 & 7 Joint Board Meeting 1/28/14

Tue, 01/28/2014 – 10:00am – 1:00pm

Location: 

Tulare Lake Basin WSD, 1001 Chase Ave., Corcoran, CA 93212

ACWA Regions 6 & 7 will have a joint Board Meeting on January 28, 2014 at Tulare Lake Basin WSD in Corcoran, CA.

 

Board Meeting Agenda listed below.

 

ACWA 2014 Washington DC Conference

Tue, 02/25/2014 – Thu, 02/27/2014

Location: 

The Liaison Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

ACWA’s 2014 Washington DC Conference is set for Feb. 25-27, 2014, at the Liaison Capitol Hill.

Event and Registration Information

 

ACWA 2014 Spring Conference & Exhibition

Tue, 05/06/2014 – Fri, 05/09/2014

Location: 

Portola and Marriott Hotels, Monterey

Conference Exhibitor information

Conference registration will be available in January — please check back.