California Regional Water Quality Control Board – Public Hearings on Proposed Withdrawal of Certain Water Quality Criteria Applicable to California

 This is a message from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley (5).   EPA is proposing to amend federal regulations to withdraw certain federal water quality criteria for lead, chlorodibromomethane, and dichlorobromomethane applicable to California. The state now has adopted certain criteria for these parameters. EPA approved the state’s site-specific criteria, which […]

California Water News for December 11, 2017

LA Times: At 230,000 acres, Thomas fire is now the fifth-largest wildfire in modern California history Daily News: There’s no rain in sight. So why is Southern California bracing for floods, mudslides? NPR: Firefighters Lose Ground On Largest Of California Fires Associated Press: New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up Daily News: Record-breaking dry conditions are making Southern […]

California Water News for December 6, 2017

LA Times: Santa Ana winds roar through Southern California, whipping fires on destructive path LA Times: NASA satellite captures raging Southern California fires from space OC Register: Wildfires raging in Southern California cap most destructive season in state history. Here’s why it’s so bad OC Register: Here’s how bad the Santa Ana winds and fire risk are going to […]

California Water News for December 5, 2017

LA Times: More than 150 structures destroyed, 27,000 people evacuated in raging Ventura wildfire KPCC: Longest and strongest Santa Ana winds bring fire danger to Southern California Associated Press & Sacramento Bee: California water districts don’t need voter approval on fees EarthFix & Crosscut: State water project could get boost from Congress The Union: NID bargains with Centennial Dam opponents […]

California Water News for December 4, 2017

LA Times: Costs soar and cracks revealed in Oroville Dam spillway, but officials say it’s ready for winter rains Times of San Diego: Weather Helped California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop 5% Last Year SF Chronicle: King tides bring Bay Area coastal flood warnings Press Telegram: High winds, low humidity increase Southern California fire danger High Country News: After Oroville, officials […]

California Water News for December 1, 2017

Record Searchlight: State sets initial water allocation of 15%; amount likely will rise Daily Mail: Oroville Dam’s new spillway already has small cracks in it less than a MONTH after massive repair effort East Bay Times: Oroville Dam: Phase two of spillway construction may be more challenging SF Chronicle: Delta residents vent about Jerry Brown’s twin tunnels water plan […]

California Water News for November 30, 2017

Claims Journal: California Officials Says Cracks in New Oroville Spillway Don’t Pose a Threat Courthouse News Service: Environmentalists Sue to Stop Water Pipeline in Mojave Desert Red, Green and Blue: Speak out! Delta Tunnels/ Waterfix town hall comes to Walnut Grove Thursday News Wise: S&T’s Dam Simulation Program Saves Lives and Saves Taxpayers Nearly $50M Sacramento Bee: Opinion – Ivory […]

California Water News for November 29, 2017

SF Chronicle: Cracks found on Oroville Dam’s new spillway not a concern, state says NBC LA: With Winter on the Way, Most of California’s Water Reservoirs Are Looking Good SF Gate: Snow level drops to 3,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada Capital Public Radio: Higher Than Expected Number Of Chinook Salmon Return To American River Sacramento Bee: Cracks found in […]

California Water News for November 28, 2017

KQED: Feds Ask State to Explain Cracks in New Oroville Spillway Concrete Desert Sun: Supreme Court won’t hear California water agencies’ appeal in tribe’s groundwater case UC Santa Barbara: In Harm’s Way KGO: Environmentalists, volunteers focus on creeks, streams after North Bay Fires Yuba.net: Local Management Plans May Not Protect California Groundwater from Climate Change Risk Tahoe Daily Tribune: Progress made […]

California Water News for November 27, 2017

SF Chronicle: Multibillion-dollar water measures heading to state ballot LA Daily News: Some Southern California cities record hottest Thanksgiving Day ever San Diego Union Tribune: Giant Rosarito Beach desalination project faces scrutiny LA Daily News: Chance of rain Monday as temperatures drop from record-setting holiday period Daily Republic: Opinion – Brown’s WaterFix project could go down the drain SanLuisObispo.com: ‘King Tide’ […]