ACWA eNews for April 23, 2014

  ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events. Senate Committee Advances Groundwater Bill Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Tue, 04/22/2014 – 1:42pm Legislation aimed at addressing groundwater sustainability cleared the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee today. SB 1168 by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) in its current form would […]

California Water Board Updates Drought Website to Include Curtailment Information

The State Water Board has updated its Drought Website to include information about the potential for curtailment of water rights in specific watersheds.  The information should help those using these water sources to more accurately forecast this year’s supply.  The curtailment analyses shown on the website graph projected water supplies and reported monthly diversions to […]

EPA announces $5 million in grants to restore S.F. Bay Water Quality and Habitats

For Immediate Release: April 22, 2014 Contact:  David Yogi,, Ph: (415) 972-3350, Cell: (415) 760-5419                                                                    EPA announces $5 million in grants to restore S.F. Bay Water Quality and Habitats Five projects announced at ceremony with EPA, U.S. Rep. Miller and East Bay Regional Park District in Richmond, Calif. SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. […]

Today’s Drought-Related News

Capitol Public Radio: Fields and Farm Jobs Dry Up With California’s Worsening Drought KQED: Drought Hits California Farms, Consumers May Be Next Sacramento Business Journal: State Water Project Raises Allocations to 5 Percent NewsMax: Commodities Expert: Food Prices May Rise if Drought Continues

Perkins Coie: EPA and Corps of Engineers Release Proposed Rule on Scope of Waters Covered Under Clean Water Act

Update   Environment, Energy & Resources April 21, 2014   EPA and Corps of Engineers Release Proposed Rule on Scope of Waters Covered Under Clean Water Act That Would Significantly Expand Permitting Requirements On April 21, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers jointly published a proposed rule to define those waters that fall under […]

ACWA Drought Update, April 21, 2014

  April 21, 2014 The California Drought Update is compiled by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) to keep media and other audiences current on drought conditions, impacts, news and other developments. Please visit ACWA’s website for additional information and resources. Snowpack Rapidly Disappearing as Rainy Season Winds Down The Sierra snowpack is now […]

Today’s Drought-Related News

KQED: Drones – the Newest Water-Saving Tool for Parched Farms San Jose Mercury News: EBMUD drought plan: Voluntary savings plus new emergency supply NPR: California’s Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then to Schools SFGate: Long vanished salmon returned to the San Joaquin San Francisco Examiner/Associated Press: California Farmers to Get More Water  

Support Letters Needed on ACWA-Supported Water Bond Bills

Support Letters Needed on ACWA-Supported Water Bond Bills Hearings Set in Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee and Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee  With action heating up on a modified water bond for the 2014 ballot, ACWA is actively supporting two bills expected to be heard April 29 in two different committees. The bills – […]

Today’s Drought-Related News

The Sacramento Bee: Water Question: How is the drought affecting hydroelectric production? Sierra Sun Times: California Drought Plan Omits Allocations for Farm Water Wall Street Journal: Attention Shoppers- Fruit and Vegetable Prices are Rising LA Times: California to set chromium limit for drinking water supplies The Sacramento Bee: Field Poll: Drought Responses Split California The Sacramento […]

May 6, 2014 Board Workshop on temporary modifications to SWP and CVP water right requirements

Please be advised that the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is tentatively planning to hold a workshop on May 6, 2014, on a Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP), and subsequent requests for modification, filed by the California Department of Water Resources and United States Bureau of Reclamation (collectively referred to as Petitioners) […]