Alarming Study of Garbage Patch

By Peter Fimrite Illustration by John Blanchard / The Chronicle The giant mass of floating plastic that has imperiled birds and wildlife between San Francisco and Hawaii contains 1.8 trillion pieces of trash covering an area nearly four times the size of California — significantly bigger than previously thought — and it is growing, a […]

2018 Omnibus Numbers

Water News for March 23, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: Sierra foothills dam, part of SF’s Hetch Hetchy system, pushed to near failure Associated Press: The Latest: Small Dam Failure Averted After Leaks Los Angeles Times: Storm pummels Southern California, but so far avoids causing major mudslides Press Democrat: PG&E unveils program aimed at reducing wildfire threats, improving safety Chico Enterprise-Record: Releases […]

Agenda for April 3, 2018 State Water Resources Control Board Meeting

Water News for March 22, 2018

Los Angeles Daily News: Heavy rain in Southern California could send mud and debris crashing through burn areas San Francisco Chronicle: Yep, it’s nice rain — but it’s no ‘Miracle March,’ experts say Bay City News: Chevron, SF and Oakland present climate change tutorial before U.S. judge Wired: In the Courtroom, Climate Science Needs Substance—and […]

Reclamation announces FY 2018 WaterSMART Program grant funding opportunities

Bureau of Reclamation announces fiscal year 2018 WaterSMART Program funding opportunities for water and energy efficiency, small-scale water efficiency, and water marketing strategy projects Through WaterSMART, Reclamation leverages federal and non-federal funding to work cooperatively with states, tribes, and local entities as they plan for and implement actions to increase water supply reliability through investments […]

California Water News for March 20, 2018

Sacramento Bee: Atmospheric river may dump up to 4 feet of Sierra snow in what could be the last big storm of the season Los Angeles Times: California’s Fire-Scarred communities are bracing for the biggest storm of the season SCPR: California was in for one of the driest winters on record. Then March happened DC Bureau: Water […]

California Water News for March 19, 2018

Los Angeles Times: ‘Significant’ storm expected to bring steady rain to Southern California this week Sacramento Bee: Why do providers fight California’s ban on watering sidewalks? Wall Street Journal: California’s Salmon Industry Set to Take Another Hit This Season Chico Enterprise Record: David Little: Raising Shasta Dam? It’ll never happen Tehachapi News: Kiwanis Club hears about ‘California Water Fix’ Bay […]

California Water News for March 16, 2018

Sacramento Bee: Why your water provider is fighting California’s ban on watering sidewalks Sacramento Bee: Whiteouts expected through Friday as storm continues to roll through mountains Water Deeply: Big Improvement in Predicting Drought-Busting Atmospheric Rivers Oroville Mercury Register: March storms have raised Lake Oroville level 13 feet Public Policy Institute of California: California Makes Progress on Water Accounting East County […]

California Water News for March 15, 2018

KCRA: More rain and snow coming to Northern California Los Angeles Times: California doesn’t want this towering water project. Trump administration may build it anyway Daily Californian: Water conservation in California drops after dry winter KSBY: Pismo Beach breaks ground on beach access, wastewater improvements National Assn of Clean Water Agencies: Brookings Institution Examines Water Workforce Issues BSan Diego Union-Tribune: Tijuana […]