California Water News for May 24, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: Massive landslide brings new level of isolation to Big Sur California Farm Bureau: Market and water trends increase cotton acreage The Turlock Journal: Wet winter produces record-breaking runoff Nevada Appeal: Spring runoff predictions change daily Porterville Recorder: State may stretch drought-relief funding Daily Democrat: Miscommunication brings Dixon back to groundwater talks Napa Valley Register: Following a wet winter, Napa […]

California Regional Water Quality Control Board – Revised Hearing Date: MUN Evaluation in Ag Dominated Surface Water Bodies Basin Plan Amendment Project

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California Water News for May 23, 2017

KRCRTV.COM: DWR: Spillway construction ahead of schedule, workers seen on spillway KCRA Sacramento: Race is on to fix badly damaged Oroville spillway East Valley Times: PG&E urges planning for National Dam Safety Awareness Day Lake Tahoe News: Rapid snowmelt causes floods, impacts recreation Lake Tahoe News: Wet winter could create memorable EDC vintage Los Angeles Times: Rivers swollen from melting Sierra […]

California Regional Water Quality Control Board: Proposed Basin Plan Amendment to Establish Salinity Water Quality Objectives in the Lower San Joaquin River

This is a message from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley (5). This email is regarding a Proposed Basin Plan Amendment to Establish Salinity Water Quality Objectives in the Lower San Joaquin River. A document presenting Central Valley Water Board staff responses to public comments on the draft Basin Plan Amendment has […]

California Water News for May 22, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Is ‘potential Oroville waiting to happen’ at other spillways? Sacramento Bee: Oroville spillway gates close for season to make way for repairs Sacramento Bee: Most California farm-water suppliers are breaking this law. Why doesn’t the state act? Sacramento Bee: After Oroville Dam debacle, we deserve straight talk and safety Laredo Morning Times: Nasty tick season could follow heavy […]

California Water News for May 19, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle‎: Oroville Dam spillway to go offline until fall, allowing for repairs San Diego Union-Tribune: Underspending proves costly for California Register Pajaronian: Irrigation enhancement project helps farmers regulate water usage Los Angeles Times: Rising sea levels could mean twice as much flood risk in Los … Voice of San Diego: Why Big Winter Rains Haven’t Done Much to […]

California Water News for May 18, 2017

Chico Enterprise-Record: New webcam shows damaged main Oroville Dam spillway at work Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam spillway shutting down for summer repairs Sacramento Bee: You could fill Shasta Lake 7 times with farm groundwater lost during state drought Catholic Online: Large 14 Foot Crack in Headworks? Cracking Radial Gate Steel tendons? Threat to Spillway yet no Repairs in 2017? […]

California Water News for May 17, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Trout, salmon and steelhead: A massive die-off coming for these California fish. San Francisco Chronicle: Report: Nearly half of California salmon species on track for extinction Record Bee: Releases to the Feather River being reduced Auburn Journal: Melting Sierra snowpack spurs river warning Press-Enterprise: Forecast calls for more tropical storms — but it’s unlikley any will reach California […]

California Water News for May 16, 2017

Chico Enterprise Record: Oroville Dam: Lake releases to the Feather River being reduced Capital Press: Ex-governor’s ambitions paved way to dam crisis, records say Western Farm Press: California would be an unrecognizable ‘parallel universe’ without … KTVU San Francisco: Water Resources department moving to fix damaged Oroville Dam KCRA Sacramento: Lake Oroville spillway crisis still causes confusion Courthouse News Service: Climate […]

California Water News for May 15, 2017

Sacramento Bee: After decades of shattered expectations at Lake Oroville, can residents trust state? U.S. News & World Report: Ex-Governor’s Ambitions Paved Way to Dam Crisis, Records Say Sacramento Bee: ‘Lethal arrogance’? Oroville Dam crisis sprang from Pat Brown’s … Oroville Mercury Register: Pursuing state, federal aid to cope with spillway crisis on Oroville … The Mercury News: Oroville Dam: […]