California Water News for April 28, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Another Oroville Dam document is sealed – for now McClatchy Washington Bureau: The West has a tricky, expensive water problem – and even solving it is controversial Capital Public Radio News: California Senate Passes Bill That Would Boost Stormwater Capture … Government Technology: What Will It Take to Develop California’s Statewide Water Data … Scientific American: Rising Sea […]

California Water News for April 27, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Despite drought’s end, conservation rules were still in place in California – until now Chico Enterprise Record: Oroville Dam: What experts found in DWR secret memos Oroville Mercury Register: Power industry consultant proposes dual design Oroville Dam spillway Chico Enterprise-Record: Experts review DWR secret memos The Mercury News: Oroville Dam: Mystery foam appears below damaged spillway Sierra Sun […]

California Water News for April 26, 2017

Associated Press: California Water Chief: Oroville Emergency Spillway Worked Sacramento Bee: Fixed before next big rains? Lawmakers quiz water officials on Oroville Dam repair FOX40: Months After Oroville Spillway Emergency, Lawmakers Aim to Prevent Similar Crisis Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam secrecy helps further erode trust for big state projects CBS Sacramento: California Water Chief: Oroville Dam’s Emergency Spillway Worked Capital […]

California Water News for April 25, 2017

Los Angeles Times: Water under Oroville spillway probably caused February collapse, consultants say Associated Press: State officials release reports on Oroville dam after criticism Sacramento Bee: Fixing Oroville Dam will cost hundreds of millions. Who should pay the bill? Sacramento Bee: State kept these Oroville Dam documents secret at first. Now they’ve … KRCRTV.COM: DWR, independent commissions working at “rapid […]

California Water News for April 19, 2017

U.S. News & World Report: Documents Provide Play-By-Play of Dam Crisis Response The Science Times: Opening The Damaged Oroville Dam To Sustain Storm Water From Increasing California Storms Could Potentially Save Mor… Sacramento Bee: Expert performed autopsy on Oroville spillway collapse. Here’s what … KFSN-TV: Oroville Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis, AP reports Capital Press: Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis NBC Bay Area: California […]

California Water News for April 18, 2017

Sacramento Bee: State awards $275 million contract for Oroville Dam repairs Associated Press: Water flowing down damaged main spillway at Oroville Dam Ralph Vartabedian: Serious design, construction and maintenance defects doomed Oroville Dam, report says Valley Public Radio: California Farmers Say Rain Is A Good Thing, But Too Much Can Delay Planting, Harvest Water Deeply: Water Transfers: Crucial to Western […]

California Water News for April 17, 2017

Twin Falls Times-News: Northern California sees new record for wettest winter Lake Tahoe News: Purity of Lake Tahoe water a source of pride – Lake Tahoe NewsLake … Los Angeles Times: One key way soggy California could save water for the next rainless … Delta Confluence: April DSC meeting sparks heavy interest, confusion | Delta Confluence Las Vegas Review-Journal: Water again flowing through damaged Oroville spillway Los […]

California Water News for April 14, 2017

Associated Press: California state water managers will resume releasing water down a damaged spillway at Oroville Dam Sacramento Bee: California’s water chief says he may release Oroville Dam documents after trying to keep them secret  Washington Post: After 63 feet of snow, Northern California mountains break record for wettest water year Sacramento Bee: Why celebrate the latest rainstorm? Because […]

California Water News for April 13, 2017

CBS Sacramento: Governor Defends State’s Handling Of Oroville Dam Spillway Emergency Oroville Mercury Register: Spillway flows to resume Friday morning Associated Press: California Farmers Get First Full Water Supply in More than a Decade Chico Enterprise-Record: Lake Oroville level rising, close to where DWR said main spillway might be used KCRA Sacramento: Oroville Dam: Here’s where things stand now Central […]

E&E News – This man may steer environmental law under Trump

This man may steer environmental law under Trump Amanda Reilly and Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E News reporters Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Jeffrey Wood is acting attorney general for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.Photos courtesy of Balch & Bingham and Flickr. LOS ANGELES — President Trump’s rhetoric has left many of the nation’s top […]