Aquafornia news Associated Press

Friday’s Top of the Scroll: California eyes $500 billion in water spending

John Laird, California secretary of natural resources, and Mark Cowin, head of the water resources department, spoke to reporters via telephone to mark the release of the plan, the latest update in more than a half-century of outlines for managing California’s water.

Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

California releases comprehensive water plan

The plan is the most comprehensive guide to managing water and involves dozens of state, federal and local agencies. A key part of the plan is integrating management across jurisdictions.

Aquafornia news The Sacramento Bee

Poll: Voters support water bond, against health-related ballot measures

California voters have turned against two health-related measures on Tuesday’s ballot while majorities continue to support a water infrastructure bond and a criminal sentencing initiative, according to a new Field Poll.

Aquafornia news Associated Presss

U.S. voters deciding on billions for conservation

Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history. … The most money at stake is in Florida, California and New Jersey.

Aquafornia news The Desert Sun

Desert Water Agency settles lawsuit

The Desert Water Agency and the First Amendment Coalition announced Wednesday that they have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the disclosure of information about groundwater pumping by businesses and organizations.

Aquafornia news Los Angeles Daily News

For good or bad, grey water systems becoming more popular due to drought

In Southern California, gardens are going grey. Grey water systems that take spent water from showers, bathroom faucets and washers and use it to quench the landscape are seen by some as the next step in sustainable gardening across bone-dry Southern California.

Aquafornia news KCRA Sacramento (video)

Sacramento region cuts water consumption by 19%

The Sacramento region has cut its water consumption by 19 percent in 2014, according to newly released numbers from the Regional Water Authority.

Aquafornia news The Fresno Bee

Ag co-ops thrive in San Joaquin Valley and beyond

Ag co-ops across the nation had a record $246 billion in sales last year, a 4% gain over 2012, according to a report released last month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

Meteorologists: Trick-Or-Treaters should expect wet weather on Halloween

A winter storm is in the forecast for the Sacramento region and the Sierra….just in time for Halloween. 

Aquafornia news Riverside Press-Enterprise

Inland Forecast: Season’s first storm may dampen trick-or-treaters

The wet season’s first storm may dampen Halloween trick-or-treaters and alter plans for an an outdoor college wrestling meet in Riverside, National Weather Service forecasts shows.

Aquafornia news The Sacramento Bee

Resignation in rural California as election nears

Rain fell over the hay barns and pine forests in the far northeastern corner of the state, and with Tuesday’s election presaging four more years of Democratic rule in Sacramento, an air of resignation filled the Flournoy family ranch.

Aquafornia news The Sacramento Bee

Commentary: What zombies and backyard tomatoes have in common

Of the watchers of “The Walking Dead,” 11 million were 18 to 49, Generation Xers like myself and the younger millennials. These are the folks, also like myself, who are devouring the urban homesteading lifestyle just as ardently as the flesh-eating corpse genre.

Aquafornia news Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Voices on Water

Blog: Proposition 1 is part of a favorable evolution in California water policy

In just a few days, Californians will cast their votes on Proposition 1, the $7.545 billion water bond on the Nov. 4 ballot. The product of more than five years of discussions and negotiations, Proposition 1 represents what could be a major turning point in California water.

Aquafornia news Maven's Notebook

Blog: This just in … DWR releases the initial volumes and highlights of the California Water Plan

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today [Oct. 30] released the Highlights booklet and initial volumes of the latest  edition of the California Water Plan, which since 1957 has guided the State’s water resource management and planning. 

Aquafornia news U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greenversations

Blog: Prescriptions for cleaner waterways

In a recently published study, Eco-directed sustainable prescribing: feasibility for reducing water contamination by drugs, EPA scientist Christian Daughton presents ways we can prevent the active ingredients of pharmaceuticals from getting into our waterways.

Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Blog: Stockton East’s giant ‘swimming pool’

‘Stockton East now ‘swimming’ in storage,’ sang the headline in Monday’s Record. Well, kinda.

Aquafornia news The Sacramento Bee

Blog: It is time to save your soil

Plants (and people) aren’t the only ones suffering through this epic drought. Our soil has taken a huge hit, too.

Aquafornia news Bureau of Reclamation

News Release: Reclamation announces biological opinions 2014 Annual Science Review and Workshop for Long-term Operation of CVP/SWP

The Bureau of Reclamation and the Delta Science Program, in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and California Department of Water Resources, have scheduled an annual science review and workshop on certain biological opinion implementation actions relative to the 2014 operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project. The 2014 annual science review will be the fifth annual review.

Aquafornia news Bureau of Reclamation

News Release: Authorized Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects WaterSMART funding opportunity available

The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applications from congressionally authorized sponsors of Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse projects for cost-shared funding to plan, design or construct their projects.

Aquafornia news Bureau of Reclamation

News Release: WaterSMART grants available from Reclamation to conserve water and improve energy efficiency

Reclamation is inviting States, Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts and other organizations with water or power delivery to apply for a funding opportunity to cost-share on projects that conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency. The projects should support water sustainability in the west.