California Drought and Water News for July 28, 2014

Associated Press: California Can’t Say If It’s Meeting Drought Goal San Francisco Chronicle: California drought: As land sinks, farmers’ brainstorm on water Wall Street Journal: California Marinas Docked by Drought  Los Angeles Times: California officials admit they have incomplete water usage data Los Angeles Times: Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on Bloomberg: Pumping Groundwater in a Drought Is […]

Response Needed for Scheduling MUN evaluation Update Meeting

This is a message from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley (5): Happy Friday all, We would like to hold our next stakeholder meeting for the “Evaluation of the Municipal and Domestic Supply (MUN) Beneficial Use in Ag Dominated Surface Water Bodies” effort in September. This meeting will be an opportunity for […]

California Drought and Water News for July 25, 2014

Inside EPA: EPA ‘Losing Friends’ Among Industry, States In Battle Over CWA Rule San Francisco Chronicle:  Drought: Water now top worry for Californians Fresno Bee: Offering voters new water bond is essential The Telegraph UK: Western US water crisis worse than thought Lake Tahoe News:  Drought impacting Tahoe’s forest health Bloomberg: California Tries to Measure […]

ACWA: Action Needed on Mandatory Water Restrictions

July 24, 2014 Action Needed on Mandatory Water Restrictions Member Agencies Urged to Activate Local Drought Contingency Plans – The State Water Resources Control Board adopted emergency regulations July 15 that require local water agencies to implement mandatory water restrictions and report monthly water production data. – ACWA is urging its urban member agencies to […]

Agenda for the August 5-6 Board Meeting of the SWRCB

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) will hold its Board Meeting on August 5-6, 2014. Click here to view the Agenda for this Board Meeting.

California Drought and Water News for July 24, 2014

Los Angeles Times: Major California reservoirs below 50% capacity as drought wears on Los Angeles Times: Amid extreme drought, California sees big jump in brush fires Associated Press: Poll finds Californians back smaller water bond The Fresno Bee: California’s salmon, steelhead get help The Washington Post: What kind of laws are you supposed to pass to convince 38 million people […]

Water Use in California Information from the PPIC

From the Public Policy Institute of California:  The current drought is exposing major challenges across all sectors of the state’s water use—environmental, agricultural, and urban. This fact sheet outlines how California’s water is allocated, clarifying a complex system in which water is used—and reused—throughout the state. » READ MORE HERE

WRRDA Implementation Guidance from the US Army Corps of Engineers

WRRDA Implementation Guidance from the US Army Corps of Engineers By: Steven L. Stockton, P.E., SES, Director Civil Works, US Army Corps of Engineers With the signing of WRRDA into law, we can expect a lot of offers to “help” in preparing implementation guidance for WRRDA. The following guidance is provided for your use in […]

California Drought and Water News for July 21, 2014

Tracy Press: Op Ed: BDCP a scientifically sound solution for water shortage Associated Press: California drought: Is brown the new green? Los Angeles Times: Coalition forms to manage California’s groundwater Associated Press: California Drought: Lack of water hinders California’s clean energy goals Stockton Record: Drought takes toll on S.J. groundwater Fresno Bee: West-side San Joaquin Valley water calamity may be unfolding […]

California Drought and Water News for July 18, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle: Wasting water? Fear ratting neighbors, not relentless cops Pro Publica: State halts injection of fracking waste at 11 sites Sacramento Business Journal: Farmers oppose drought-inspired groundwater regs Hanford Sentinel: Stratford well failure could be an early-warning sign