PPIC Survey: Californians and the Environment

Voters see environmental issues as key in the governor’s race. Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, Lunna Lopes Key findings A majority of likely voters (56%) say the candidates’ environmental positions are very important in determining their vote in the governor’s race (67% of Democrats, 54% of independents, and […]

California Water News for July 3, 2018

Water Deeply: Meet the New Entity in Charge of California’s Water Tunnels Project Redding Record Searchlight: Corporation submits plans to remove four dams on Klamath River Bakersfield Californian: Lower Kern River will flow as lake managers shrink Isabella for planned work on dam Water Deeply: New Groundwater Woes, and Regulations, in California Wine Country San Luis Obispo Tribune: […]

NEW SCIENCE FOR TOUGH CLIMATE & WATER CHALLENGES – State Symposium on New Science for CA Climate & Water Policy

Dear Water/Climate Leaders: Sorry for the short notice. This two day “Science-Wonkfest” has begun in Sacramento. The link below has the Agenda and easy ability to watch for free via Skype.                                             Warner Chabot […]

California Water News for February 16, 2018

SFGate: Why meteorologists say even a ‘Miracle March’ can’t save California’s dismally dry winter San Francisco Chronicle: Dry weather expected to persist in most of California Bloomberg: Snow-Starved California Could Face Another Drought Chico Enterprise-Record: Assemblyman James Gallagher brings group of legislators to Oroville Dam Brentwood Press: Changes to California WaterFix have opponents requesting new permit approval Water Deeply: Ninth Circuit […]

California Water News for February 15, 2018

Gilroy Dispatch: No rain may not mean a drought — yet Los Angeles Times: Even with pledges to fight global warming, you’d better brace yourself for more extreme weather Maven’s Notebook: CAL WATER FIX: Metropolitan Committee discusses the possible staged construction of the project KPCC: 5 things to know about the plan to ship water to Southern California Action […]

California Water News for February 14, 2018

Recordnet.com: State: Delta tunnels a good investment Sacramento Bee: A ‘water grab’? Southern California water agency eyes possible control of Delta tunnels project Mercury News: California drought: Water conservation slipping statewide as dry weather returns Water Online: U.S. EPA Awards $173.5M For California Drinking Water And Wastewater Projects YubaNet.com: Fact-Check: As MWD’s tunnels tab continues to increase, water deliveries could […]

California Water News for February 13, 2018

Chico Enterprise-Record: Gallagher’s dam safety bill goes to governor on evacuation anniversary San Gabriel Valley Tribune: California’s drought restrictions on wasteful water habits could be coming back — this time they’ll be permanent Water Deeply: Can New California Water Storage Projects Win State Funding? Chico Enterprise-Register: One year after the Oroville Dam spillway crisis, here’s where it stands Napa […]

California Water News for April 24, 2017

The Mercury News: Oroville Dam: Blasting to be used around damaged spillway Associated Press: Truckee River out of Lake Tahoe has strongest flows since 2006, prompting advisory Summit Daily News: Mountain Town News: Will Donner Pass set new record for … MyMotherLode.com: Water, Water, Water Sacramento Bee: Record snowpack makes for wild whitewater rafting on American River Vail Daily News: Why […]

California Water News for April 21, 2017

ABC10: NASA says Sierra snowpack bigger than last four years combined Chico Enterprise Record: In wake of Oroville Dam spillway failure, yearly inspection bill proposed for all dams Capital Press: Congressman fends off criticism of USDA budget, Oroville Dam crisis News Deeply: Despite Wet Year, We Need Conservation Across Colorado Basin SFGate: Sierra mountain water returns to 800000 East Bay […]

BPC CEO John Coleman Offers Perspective on End of Drought with Phil Matier on KPIX Channel 5 News

This past Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown at long last announced the end of the 6-year drought, lifting the emergency measures put into place in 2014. But since much of California was already out of a drought months ago, many are left asking why the governor waited this long to act. BPC CEO John Coleman joined CBS San Francisco’s Phil Matier on his segment “Matier in the […]