ACWA eNews for April 2, 2014

  ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events.  Storms Allow Temporary Easing of Delta Pumping Restrictions The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on April 1 approved a temporary easing of pumping restrictions in the Delta that will increase water exports from the estuary by as much as 10,000 acre-feet a […]

ACWA Drought Update, April 2, 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.  Sierra Snowpack Still Below Normal Despite Recent Rains Despite a recent band of storms, California’s snowpack remains […]

via Fox & Hound: How to Build a Winning Water Bond

How To Build A Winning Water Bond By Jim Mayer Executive Director, California Forward Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 Six months ago, few people seriously thought there would be talk about a 2014 water bond, except the need to remove or postpone again the controversial measure now slated for the November ballot. Read the whole article at: […]

Today’s Water and Drought-Related News

Maven’s Notebook: Dr. Thornberg tells MWD Bay Delta Committee on the BDCP: “Stop hitting the panic button … This project is worth it, it’s as simple as that.” NASA: NASA Radar Watches Over California’s Aging Levees Maven’s Notebook:  State and federal officials announce increased Delta pumping to occur to capture runoff from recent storms Los Angeles Times: Drought […]

Today’s Drought-Related News

SF Gate: California Drought: Downpours Fall Far Short of Ending Crisis Maven’s Notebook: California Water Policy Seminar Series: Reconciling Ecosystem Goals for San Francisco Bay Sacramento Bee: Water Storage, Conveyance Projects Abound Vacaville Reporter: Water Bonds Compete in Legislature SF Gate: California’s Groundwater Needs Better Protection The Republic: State surveyors to measure California snowpack amid […]

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING To Amend the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay Basin

March 28, 2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   To Amend the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay Basin     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) will consider an amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for San Francisco Bay Basin (Basin […]

Today’s Water-Related News

KPCC: Poll finds majority of Californians support water measure on fall ballot KPBS: California water bond measure passes key legislative committee The Sacramento Bee: Time is running out for legislature to pass a water bond Maven’s Notebook: PPIC survey says half of likely voters support water bond, Perea says AB 2646 water bond is best, […]

ACWA eNews for March 26, 2014

  ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events. House Holds Hearing on Reclamation Budget The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power, on Tuesday, held a hearing on the Bureau of Reclamation’s FY2015 budget request. The Obama Administration has requested $1 billion for the Bureau, on par with the […]

Today’s Water-Related News

The Sacramento Bee: Dan Walters: Crafting a 2014 Water Bond Will be a Tough Slog Capital Press: State, Federal Agencies Seek to Boost Water for Ag LA Times: Clean Water Act Proposal Would Protect More Water Sources in the West LA Times: California Water Bond Measure Advances, But Differences Remain

EPA Releases Waters of the United States Proposed Rule

Today, the US Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule to clarify protections under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands of the United States.  Waters of the United States Proposed Rule Clarifying protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. Read the […]