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 […]

Low Interest Loans for Recycled Water Still Available

  Member Alert   Low Interest Loans for Recycled Water Still Available   CASA Members,    As CASA reported earlier this year, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has funding available in the form of 1 percent loans – approximately half the already low current interest rate – for water recycling projects […]

California Drought and Water News for June 12, 2014

Stockton Record: Lawsuit targets Delta water shipments Central Valley Business Times: Bureau of Reclamation sued over water transfers Modesto Bee: Discussion on 100-year-old water rights delayed until July Green Optimistic: California Drought is Bad News for Crops Sierra Sun Times: California Farm Groups: State Should Act Deliberately on Groundwater CBS Sacramento: California Home Prices Taking Hit As Lawns Turn Brown During […]

House Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee Hearing on Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule

On Wednesday June 11, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee held a Hearing on the Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule. Click here for a full transcript of the Subcommittee Hearing; And you can view video footage from the Hearing at the following link:  

Reforming California’s Groundwater Management

Public Policy Institute of California:  Groundwater is one of California’s greatest hidden assets—but minimal regulation has led to over-use and other problems. This fact sheet outlines a range of issues, many of which can be addressed by statewide reform. » READ MORE HERE: <>