Our visit to CAP Headquarters served as a capstone for a unit of learning around water. These students came to CAP a day after presenting their learning to our school community in the form of the 2018 Youth Water Unconference on our campus in downtown Tucson. Attending our conference were students, family members and water professionals from Tucson Water, the Community Water Coalition and Project WET, among others. Now we sit observing water policy discussions at the highest level in the State of Arizona.
This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: Draft guidelines and PSP released for IRWM grant implementation program; Specialty crop grants available from CDFA, proposals being accepted through Nov. 2; Meadow restoration project shows promise for increasing water flows in the Sierra; Tribal perspectives on fire management to be part of one-hour webinar; Water commission will receive Oroville spillway briefing during next meeting; Affordable water on water association’s agenda for annual conference; Annual conference for resource conservation districts to be held in San Diego.
As we near the end of 2018 with a few more events, our 2019 calendar is starting to fill up. So save the dates for the remaining tours, workshops and conferences of 2018, and the upcoming 2019 tours and workshops, including our popular Water 101 workshop.
“One special seed” and months of care by an Oregon commercial pilot produced a massive pumpkin that tipped the scales at a global weigh-in Monday in Northern California, the fourth time his gargantuan plants were awarded top honors.
The second year of a program to improve conditions for the endangered delta smelt shows promise in creating a bloom in the plankton that nourish the imperiled fish. State and federal water leaders were joined Monday by Sacramento Valley farmers and water providers along the banks of the Yolo Bypass to hail the importance of the Delta Smelt Resiliency Strategy — a multipronged effort around restoring wetland habitat across the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to bolster the smelt population.
As Congressman Jimmy Panetta stepped up on the podium at a ceremony last week at Hester Marsh, pelicans glided behind him to a landing near bobbing otters. The flurry of wildlife underlined Panetta’s message of just how crucial wetland habitat is. “We want to show the importance of Elkhorn Slough not just to the Central Coast, but to the world,” Panetta told the crowd of scientists, activists, and politicians.
Nevada Irrigation District this week will host a special meeting to review a request by the South Yuba River Citizens League to stop work on its proposed Centennial Dam project until the district’s Raw Water Master Plan is complete The request will be discussed 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building.
More than 20,000 visitors and residents joined in the festivities of Oroville’s annual Salmon Festival on September 22 to welcome Chinook salmon back to the Feather River. Each year, the event brings street fairs, salmon barbeques, music, and kids’ activities to Oroville’s historic downtown. Across the “Green Bridge”– built in 1907 – the Department of Water Resources (DWR) led tours of the Feather River Fish Hatchery
This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: Countdown is on for next week’s Update 2018 plenary meeting, still time to register; Draft stormwater target report open for public comment throughout October; Workshops will provide information on grants to promote forest health; Up to $49 million in funding for ecosystem project available under Propositions 1 and 68; CNRA releases draft guidelines for cultural and community grants program; Contest offers cash prizes for new insights on Bay Area water quality data
From Water | Food | Environment — The Blog of David Guy:
Every year my family looks forward to visiting Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park—where you not only experience the beautiful alpine meadow, but you can also take in one of the wonderful presentations at the Parsons Memorial Lodge.
From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):
The drought is on and so is the California State Fair. This year, the Save Our Water campaign is doubling down its messaging on conservation by hosting two exhibits at the fair – one on indoor water conservation and the other on outdoor conservation.
The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources have scheduled a negotiation session with seven Cross Valley Contractors on long-term conveyance contracts for the delivery of federal Central Valley Project water conveyed through state-owned facilities.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Reclamation will hold a public Open House on Thursday, July 31, 2014, to present and solicit comments on the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Annual Work Plans for Fiscal Year 2015.
This newspaper will host a free public forum, entitled “Dry Times: An in-depth discussion about Bay Area water issues,” scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 17 at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. …
Joining the discussion will be: Jim Fiedler, Santa Clara Valley Water District chief operating officer; Arthur R.
The Clinton Foundation’s public workshop will feature speakers from environmental groups, public health advocates, state and local agencies. It is the Clinton Foundation’s second workshop devoted to the Salton Sea.
The Sacramento Committee of Water for People is featuring “Bowl with Water for People” on Wednesday, June 25, at the Country Club Lanes, 2500 Watt Avenue, Sacramento. Registration is 5:30-6 p.m. Bowling is from 6-8 p.m.
Stanislaus County farmers and politicians will rally Thursday in opposition to a state effort to regulate water rights. Because of water shortages caused by the drought, California’s Water Resources Control Board next month will consider curtailing how much more can be diverted from the state’s rivers.
“The Bureau of Reclamation announced today [June 12] that public scoping meetings are scheduled to be held jointly with the Klamath Water and Power Agency to begin preparation of a combined environmental document.