Update on Municipal and Domestic Supply (MUN) Evaluation Project

This is an update on the “Evaluation of the Municipal and Domestic Supply (MUN) Beneficial Use in Ag Dominated Surface Water Bodies” project.  A number of project work tasks have been in progress or completed over the last six months. Below is a summary of highlights: Draft Project Alternatives Flow charts Based on feedback from the […]

California Drought and Water News for June 24, 2014

Los Angeles Times: California Senate deadlocks on $10.5-billion water bond Capital Public Radio: Senate Rejects Alternate Water Bond; Brown To Weigh In? Capital Public Radio: A Closer Look At The Proposed $10.5 Billion Water Bond The Sacramento Bee: California politicians trying to draft a new water bond California Department of Water Resources: Save Our Water Launches Don’t Waste Summer Campaign […]

California Drought and Water News for June 23, 2014

Los Angeles Times: Brown’s water tunnel job claims generating controversy NBC Los Angeles: Steinberg says any water bond will be defeated if it includes money for two tunnels to move water to southern California around the San Joaquin Delta The Fresno Bee: Tweaks in House water bill cheer California environmentalists KPBS: $10 Billion Water Bond Measure Moving Through California Legislature […]

State Water Resources Control Board Briefs Stakeholders on 2014-15 Water Quality Fee Proposal

On June 20, State Water Resources Control Board staff hosted a Water Quality Fee Stakeholder Meeting to discuss the proposed water quality fees for Fiscal Year 2014-15.  Staff also distributed materials that indicate which program areas will face proposed increases as well as highlighting historical spending and revenue trends. On a positive note, the current proposal […]

California Drought and Water News for June 20, 2014

Oroville News:  Salmon spawning habitat project begins in Oroville Discover Magazine:  Watch California Dry Out Before Your Very Eyes Climate Central: California’s Drought Just Got a Little Worse USA Today: California steaming: State’s hot year worsens drought 23 ABC News Bakersfield: Ways you can help conserve water during drought Sacramento Bee: Plunge of tricolored blackbird […]

California Drought and Water News for June 19, 2014

SF Gate: State evacuates 430,000 trout from too-warm hatchery The Republic: Court: California water board cleared to regulate farmers’ use of Russian River during cold Los Angeles Times: Brown’s tunnel plan looms over effort to pass water bonds Bloomberg: California Lawmakers Overhauling $11 Billion Water Bond ABC 7 News: Bay Area cuts water use by just 2 percent over 5 […]

Drought and Water News for June 18, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle: Amid drought, Bay Area water use down just 2 percent Sacramento Bee: Report: California has a long way to go on water conservation    

House Appropriations Committee Expected to Pass the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act for FY2015

On June 19, 2014, the House Appropriations Committee is expected to pass the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015. For more information about the bill, please refer to the following rsources:  The full House Appropriations Committee Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill for FY2015  The draft Committee Report  Language from the Committee Report […]

California Drought and Water News for June 16, 2014

Associated Press: Salmon migrate by truck during California drought Sacramento Bee: Weather officials: California likely faces a long, hot summer CBS San Francisco: Drought Hurts California’s Pistachio Crop; Consumers Will Pay The Price Visalia Times-Delta: Drought spurs rush to drill San Gabriel Valley Tribune: Nation’s largest desalination plant looking to provide drought-proof water supply to Southern California California Water Blog: Will […]

House Appropriations Committee to meet on Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

The Full House Appropriations Committee will be marking up the Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 18th. This bill is an increase of $959.5 million over the President’s Request for the Corps of Engineers including $1.1 billion in funding from the Harbor Maintenance Tax. Read […]