California Water News for December 14, 2017

LA Times: Water loss caused Sierra Nevada to grow an inch during California drought, researchers say Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam crisis sparked $1.2 billion in claims. State hasn’t paid a dime Reuters: After fires, Southern California faces risk of mudslides LA Times: Gov. Jerry Brown warns climate change has us ‘on the road to hell.’ California’s wildfires show he’s […]

California Water News for December 13, 2017

LA Times: Fierce fight along Santa Barbara coast as fire threat eases in Ventura Sacramento Bee: Dry weather continues in California. Time to start worrying about another drought? Washington Post: Why are California’s wildfires so historic? For starters, a diablo is at work. Live Science: What Are Pyrocumulus Clouds? California Fires Spawn Eerie Formations KQED News: Southern California Is Burning […]

California Water News for December 12, 2017

LA Times: The inferno that won’t die: How the Thomas fire became a monster OC Register: Santa Ana posts hottest temperature in the U.S., Newport Beach breaks 93-year-old heat record KQED News: State Releases Analysis of Oroville Spillway Cracks NPR: Firefighters In California Take Advantage Of Milder Winds CNN: California wildfires have destroyed 1,000 structures … and counting The New […]

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 […]