GRA Introduction to Groundwater and Watershed Hydrology Course — November 17-18, 2014 at UC Davis

Introduction to Groundwater and Watershed Hydrology: Monitoring, Assessment and Protection November 17–18, 2014 Buehler Alumni Center, University of California, Davis Co-Sponsored by: University of California Cooperative Extension Groundwater Hydrology Program Approved MCLE Credits – 13.25 hours Schedule — Registration — Course Description Groundwater and watershed management, monitoring, assessment and protection is an integral […]

September 2014 Preliminary Draft for Discussion – Pyrethroid Basin Plan Amendment Language

This is a message from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley (5). Click here to view the September 2014 Preliminary Draft for Discussion of the Pyrethroid Basin Plan Amendment Language. If anyone would like to send written comments or propose language in the document, please  send to Tessa Fojut at by this Wednesday, Oct […]

EPA Water Rule Comment Period Extended

EPA Water Rule Comment Period Extended By Philip Brasher, CQ Roll Call The Obama administration is extending the public comment period on its much-debated Clean Water Act rule until after the election. The deadline had been Oct. 20 but is now being postponed until Nov. 14. In a statement , the EPA said Monday that […]

BCDC Commission Meeting Notice for October 16, 2014

BCDC has posted on its website ( the Commission Meeting Notice for its October 16, 2014 meeting, information about BCDC, the Bay, and other issues relevant to the Commission at You may also find information about BCDC Commission meetings at any time on its website at If you have questions or concerns about BCDC activities, […]

Final Draft Drinking Water Permit Issuance from the State Water Resources Control Board

  This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board. Click here to view a Revised Summary Sheet regarding the Final Draft Drinking Water Permit Issuance from the State Water Resources Control Board.    

California Water & Drought News for October 6, 2014

Los Angeles Times: In virtual mega-drought, California avoids defeat Los Angeles Times: Subsurface water intakes feasible for desalination plant, study finds Fresno Bee: Could those empty Valley reservoirs fill up in one winter? Guardian Liberty Voice: California Heat and Drought Plumas County Newspapers: Sierra Nevada forest health in rapid decline, drought adds fuel to the fire USA Today: NASA images show California’s […]

3rd Annual Cal Desal Conference, October 6-7, 2014 — Featuring Education Session V: Water/Energy Connection

3rd Annual Conference October 6 & 7, 2014 – Portola Hotel& Spa, Monterey, CA This session will address seawater desalination energy use as well as inter-agency interest in a potential loading order for water resource development.   Click here for the full conference schedule. Moderator Warren Teitz    is a Senior Resource Specialist at the […]

State Water Board Plan to Temporarily Lift Curtailments During Future Rainfall Events

This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board The State Water Board’s Executive Director is notifying post-1914 appropriative water right holders in the Sacramento, San Joaquin, Russian and Eel River watersheds of plans to temporarily release them from curtailment during upcoming intermittent precipitation events. The notice is posted at: Due to the uncertainty […]

ACWA Comment Letter on Groundwater Rule

Click here to view ACWA’s comment letter regarding the US Forest Service’s proposed groundwater rule.

California Water & Drought News for October 3, 2014

Associated Press: Environmentalists divided over water projects New York Times: With Dry Taps and Toilets, California Drought Turns Desperate Los Angeles Times: California dairy farmers struggling to survive prolonged drought Sacramento Bee: California drought prompting extraordinary measures to protect salmon Los Angeles Times: Satellite images reveal shocking groundwater loss in California The Desert Sun: Drought Monitor: Minor improvement in Del Norte […]