California Water & Drought News for August 20, 2014

Los Angeles Times: Rights to California surface water far greater than average runoff Los Angeles Times: Gov. Brown says drought concerns helped build support for water bond Sacramento Bee: California allocates vastly more water than supplies allow, study shows The Associated Press: Tribes rally to demand water for Klamath salmon Fresno Bee: California allocates more water than available for use, […]

ACWA Board Votes Unanimously to Support Water Bond

Aug. 19, 2014 – ACWA Board Votes Unanimously to Support Water Bond – The ACWA Board of Directors held a special meeting via teleconference today and unanimously voted to support California Proposition 1 – the $7.545 billion water bond slated for the November 4 ballot that was approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. […]

California Water & Drought News for August 19, 2014

Los Angeles Times: ‘Severe’ drought covers nearly 99.8% of California, report says Los Angeles Times: L.A. dramatically increases ‘water cops’ staffing as drought worsens Forbes: Fountains Of Solutions: Western Water And California Drought (Part 1) Fresno Bee: Talk of an El Niño year cools, but don’t despair yet about winter CBS Los Angeles: More Southern Californians Giving Up Water-Guzzling Lawns […]

MUN evaluation project: DRAFT water quality report available

This is a message from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley (5). The Draft report for the 18-month water quality monitoring study in the Sacramento Case Study Area has been posted on the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board website for the “Evaluation of the Municipal and Domestic Supply (MUN) in Ag Surface Water […]

California Water & Drought News for August 18, 2014

Sacramento Bee: Water agencies: Delta farmers may be taking water meant for other regions Washington Post: West’s historic drought stokes fears of water crisis Los Angles Times: Alarming images emerge from California drought Associated Press: California Water Bond Won’t Be a Drought-Buster Los Angeles Times: The cup’s half full without groundwater regulation San Francisco Chronicle: Worsening California drought starting to limit […]

Notice of Opportunity to Comment – Region 4 Table 4-ZZ – Resolution R14-003

 This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board. – Click here  to view a Notice of Opportunity to Comment on the Proposed Approval of Table 4-ZZ of Resolution R14-003 for the Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region Comment Deadline is September 15, 2014 by 12 noon.

Transmittal Letter and Draft Order: A-2259

 This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board. – Click here to view the Transmittal Letter and Draft Order regarding Petition of Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (Review of Denial of Waste Discharge Requirements, Revised Tentative Order No. R9-2013-0007 for Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency, Tesoro Extension (SR 241) Project, Orange County, San Diego Water […]

Dan Walters: New water bond could make Delta tunnels unnecessary

From the Sacramento Bee:  Dan Walters: New water bond could make Delta tunnels unnecessary By Dan Walters dwalters@sacbee.com Published: Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 – 12:00 am Last Modified: Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 – 12:27 am – As Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders hammered out a water bond deal last week, one very high priority was […]

California Water & Drought News for August 15, 2014

Sacramento Bee: Viewpoints: Farmers want reasonable groundwater regulation, too Scientific American: How Dust Could Solve California’s Drought Stockton Record: Officials: Support of water plan right move Langley Times: Desalination plants may be needed for California to get enough water Sonoma County Gazette: California State Water Bond could benefit Sonoma County    

ACWA Fall Conference — Online Registration NOW OPEN

Join us for ACWA’s 2014 Fall Conference & Exhibition!This event is set to take place December 2-5, 2014 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.With over 90 meetings and program sessions throughout the week, attendees will be informed and updated on a variety of local, statewide and federal water issues and policies. Additionally, programs […]