Today’s Drought-Related News

Sacramento Bee: California water plan unveils hardships to come as drought persists KTVU: Water deliveries remain at 0 pending further study Capitol Weekly: Farms feel drought’s wrath CBS Bay Area: New desalinization method from Livermore lab could help California through drought

ACWA eNews for April 9, 2014

  ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events.  State and Federal Officials Release 2014 Drought Operations Plan State and federal officials on April 9 released a joint drought operations plan that provides a framework for water management actions through November, outlining proposed operations to meet water supply needs for health […]

Sacramento Bee: California Water Plan Unveils Hardships to Come as Drought Persists

California water plan unveils hardships to come as drought persists By Matt Weiser As California’s drought stretches toward the hot summer months, state and federal officials are planning extraordinary measures to protectdrinking water supplies and endangeredSacramento River salmon, according to a plan unveiled Wednesday. Read the full article here  

ACWA Releases Recommendations to Improve Groundwater Management in California

April 7, 2014 ACWA Releases Recommendations to Improve Groundwater Management in California Legislative, administrative changes identified to address overdraft, achieve sustainability   The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) today issued a suite of far-reaching recommendations for improving management of groundwater basins throughout California. The recommendations, developed by a special task force and approved by […]

DWR IRWM Grant Program Guidelines- 2014 Drought Grant Solicitation

DWR Announces Release of Draft 2014 IRWM Grant Program Guidelines for the 2014 Drought Grant Solicitation Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced the release of the Draft 2014 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Grant Program Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) for the expedited 2014 Drought Grant Solicitation funded by Proposition 84. This funding is […]

2014 Resources Roundtable: California in Drought

SF Bay Area Water Trail Spring Update

Is it really spring?     Dear Water Trail Community Member, We have several Water Trail updates and announcements to share with you. Stewardship of the Bay:Next week – The Water Trail will be participating in EarthEXPO, a festive lunchtime environmental fair, featuring exhibits by green businesses, government agencies, and community and environmental groups in downtown […]

New Industrial Storm Water Permit Has Been Adopted

    The New Reality for Managing Industrial Storm Water: Guidance on the 2014 Permit for Environmental Managers   It’s official: on April 1 (no fooling), the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a new Storm Water Permit for industrial facilities, marking the first change in requirements in 17 years. The new requirements are more extensive and more technical, […]

State Water Board Meeting Agenda, April 22

State Water Board Meeting Agenda April 22 Change Sheet 1 for Item 4 Change Sheet 1 for Item 6

Energy & Environment Daily: Feinstein broadens drought bill to attract GOP support

  An E&E Publishing Service WATER: Feinstein broadens drought bill to attract GOP support  (Thursday, April 3, 2014) Debra Kahn, E&E reporter Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has reintroduced a bill to deal with California’s historic drought with a broader focus and a new, bipartisan lineup of co-sponsors. The bill, introduced Tuesday, drops “California” from the title […]