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Aquafornia news U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

News Release: A [Shasta] Dam Good Celebration

From the U.S.

Aquafornia news Redding Record Searchlight

Bureau of Reclamation to Hold Redding Hearing on Raising Shasta Dam

From the Redding Record Searchlight:

“North State residents will have another chance this week to comment on the proposal to raise the height of Shasta Dam.

“The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is holding a formal public hearing Tuesday to let people comment on the draft environmental impact report for the proposal.

Louis Moore, a spokesman for the bureau, said the meeting is from 6 to 9 p.m.

Aquafornia news KMTG Natural Resources Blog

Blog: Update on Challenge to Reclamation’s Supplemental Storage Releases from CVP’s Lewiston Dam

From the KMTG Natural Resources Blog:

“Following a two day hearing, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on August 22, 2013, lifted a temporary restraining order (TRO) prohibiting excess releases of stored water into the Trinity River from the Central Valley Project’s Trinity River Division.

“The TRO had been in place since August 12.

Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

San Juan Water District Adopts Voluntary Restrictions

From The Sacramento Bee:

“Customers of San Juan Water District in are being asked to reduce their water use 5 to 10 percent due to concerns that Folsom Lake may not be able to serve normal demand. … The district serves Granite Bay and portions of Roseville, Folsom and Orangevale.”

Read more from The Sacramento Bee

 

Aquafornia news Bureau of Reclamation

News Release: Shasta Dam Fish Passage Evaluation Public Workshop August 27

From the Bureau of Reclamation:

“The Bureau of Reclamation in partnership with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.
Aquafornia news San Jose Mercury News

San Luis Reservoir 17% Full, Causing Silicon Valley Water Problems

From the San Jose Mercury News:

“There’s no question the history around San Luis Reservoir is colorful. But these days, the star attraction isn’t much to look at.

“This vast inland sea along Highway 152 between Gilroy and Los Banos — the largest off-stream reservoir in the world — sits just 17 percent full.”

Read more from the San Jose Mercury News

 

Aquafornia news Fresno Bee Newsroom Blog

Blog: Why Study Expansion of a Nearly Empty Reservoir?

From the Fresno Bee Newsroom Blog:

“A federal leader last week mentioned a study to raise San Luis Dam and expand the nearly empty San Luis Reservoir in western Merced County, raising eyebrows all around. Why study expansion of a reservoir holding 16% of its capacity? … So why look at expanding San Luis Reservoir now?

“Half of the answer: It’s part of the ongoing efforts under the Central Valley Project Improvement Act, a 1992 environmental reform law that includes a section to improve water supply.

“The other half: The U.S.

Aquafornia news KMTG [Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard] Natural Resources Blog

Blog: Court Extends Temporary Restraining Order Against Excess Storage Releases from CVP’s Trinity River Division

From the KMTG [Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard] Natural Resources Blog:

“On August 14, 2013, the U.S.
Aquafornia news KMTG [Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard] Natural Resources Blog

Blog: Temporary Restraining Order Granted in Lawsuit Challenging Reclamation’s Planned Supplemental Releases from Lewiston Dam

From the KMTG [Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard] Natural Resources Blog:

“On August 13, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) prohibiting the Bureau of Reclamation from releasing into the Trinity River up to 109,000 acre-feet of water from storage in the federal Central Valley Project’s (CVP) Trinity and Lewiston reservoirs between August 13 and Sept.
Aquafornia news Fresno Bee Newsroom Blog

Blog: Federal Agency Studies Enlarging San Luis Reservoir

From The Fresno Bee Newsroom Blog:

“The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is preparing a report on raising San Luis Dam to enlarge San Luis Reservoir in western Merced County.”

Read more from The Fresno Bee Newsroom Blog

 

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Water Supply Outlook

Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:

At the top of the scroll: “Low Water Levels Give Rise to Talk of Drought” was The Sacramento Bee print edition’s front page headline.
Aquafornia news U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region July 15

Update to Central Valley Project Water Allocation for Friant Division Contractors

From the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region July 15:

“Due to better than expected hydrologic conditions through the latter part of June and first 12 days of July, the Bureau of Reclamation has determined that it will further increase the Central Valley Project’s Friant Division water supply allocation.

“In consultation with Friant Division contractors, the Friant Division Class 1 water supply allocation is being increased from 55 percent to 62 percent. On June 13, Reclamation announced an increase from 50 percent to 55 percent. Class 2 water remains at 0 percent.

Aquafornia news Redding Record Searchlight

Bureau of Reclamation Holds Workshop on Raising Shasta Dam

From the Redding Record Searchlight:

“Officials with the U.S.
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Water Projects; Rivers

Welcome back!

Aquafornia news Chico Enterprise-Record

Editorial: Larger Dam a Big Boondoggle

From the Chico Enterprise-Record:

“Our view: The government has been studying the feasibility of raising Shasta Dam for decades. The studies are a waste of time and money.

“The federal government is seeking comments on whether it should raise Shasta Dam.”

Read more from the Chico Enterprise-Record

 

Aquafornia news KFSN-TV Fresno

Valley Farmers Face Zero Water Allocation Next Year

From KFSN-TV Fresno:

“The drought and pumping restrictions in the Delta have some Valley farmers making very painful cropping decisions.

“Water delivered from the San Luis Reservoir in Los Banos keeps crops going on farms in Western Fresno County. But farmers received just 20 percent of their water allocation this year.”

Read more from KFSN-TV or watch the broadcast

 

Aquafornia news Colusa County Sun-Herald

TC Canal Authority Loses Case Concerning Water Rights

From the Colusa County Sun-Herald:

Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority has lost a critical court case heard by the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning the area of origin water rights.

“The TC authority was fighting for priority of water allocations in dry years over exports to Central Valley Project contractors located south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.”

Read more from the Colusa County Sun-Herald

 

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Blog: Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims to Area of Origin Priority

From the KMTG Natural Resources Blog, the latest news and information from the natural resources practice group at Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard:

“On July 1, 2013, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion rejecting assertions by Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TCCA) that California area of origin law entitled its member districts to priority deliveries of Central Valley Project (CVP) water and that the Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau) acted in violation of law by delivering less than 100% of contract amounts during contractual ‘Conditions of Shortage.’ With the opi
Aquafornia news Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)

Comments Sought on Draft Report on Enlarging Shasta Dam, Reservoir

From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):

“Stakeholders may submit written comments until Friday, Dec. 28, on the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s draft feasibility report on raising Shasta Dam and enlarging its reservoir.”

Read more from ACWA

 

Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Thursday’s Top of the Scroll: Drought Conditions Threaten Sacramento River Salmon

From The Sacramento Bee:

“In a sign of growing drought in California, state officials recently took the unusual step of loosening environmental water quality rules in hopes of protecting salmon in the Sacramento River.”

Read more from The Sacramento Bee

 

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