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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Public input being sought for state’s climate change assessment
  • UC Davis report looks at the drought’s economic impact on agriculture
  • DWR using online survey to find ways to help California water agencies
  • Series of funding fairs cont
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DWR Spotlight: Water Conservation Tips Taught at California State Fair

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

As the California State Fair kicks off July 11 at Cal Expo in Sacramento, DWR will educate visitors at two Save Our Water exhibits from July 11 to 27.

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News Release: Californians Encouraged to Learn More About Saving Water at State

From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

As the California State Fair kicks off today [July 11], Save Our Water – a partnership between the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) – is encouraging Californians to visit its displays featuring easy ways to save water inside and outside the home. Staff from DWR will be on hand to help attendees identify opportunities to conserve.
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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Governor’s water action plan, NODOS on next water commission agenda
  • Proposed desalination amendments for ocean plan to be discussed next month
  • 2014 grant solicitation FAQs added to IRWM program site
  • Environmental justice grants available for safe drinking water projects
  • California farmland conversion trends detailed in new report
  • Agriculture and Land Stewardship Web site offers project strategies
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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Documentary looks at the quest for safe drinking water in the Inyo-Mono region
  • Economic impacts of climate change detailed in Risky Business Project report
  • Water sessions to be included at international infrastructure conference
  • Desa
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News Release: Fourth of July Fireworks to Light Up Lake Oroville

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

Oroville Dam in Butte County will be the site of a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display presented by community organizations in cooperation with the Department of Water Resources.

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Brown’s Water Tunnel Job Claims Generating Controversy

From the Los Angeles Times:

A bold, $25-billion plan to ship more water to Southern California could create tens of thousands of new jobs a year for decades, a Brown administration study says. And even though the plan is at least two years from possible final approval, it is generating plenty of controversy.

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DWR Spotlight: DWR Rides High During Bike Month

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

The results are in and with a total of 43,057.5 miles, DWR ranked 4th out of the 1,308 registered organizations tracking their cycling miles during the Sacramento region’s May is Bike Month.

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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • $10 million in grant funding available for ag projects that improve water efficiency
  • Upgraded CIMIS Web site providing better data to farmers and the public
  • State water board issues new order covering use of recycled water
  • Registrati
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Commentary: Delta Plans Completely Ignore Non-English Speakers

From The Sacramento Bee, in a commentary by Javier Padilla Reyes:

The reckless indifference of Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration in failing to provide adequate access and participation for non-English speaking Californians shows that the state’s rush to build the twin Delta tunnels at all costs effectively disregards nearly 600,000 Delta residents and 20 percent of California’s population.

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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Final CASGEM groundwater Basin Prioritization released and posted
  • California Water Commission announces June meeting and posts agenda
  • Free irrigation technology seminar being offered next week at Fresno State
  • Study finds opportunitie
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News Release: Drought’s Impact Felt at Castaic Lake as Drawdown Affects Boating Recreation

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“The water level in Castaic Lake in northern Los Angeles County continues to fall during California’s drought and is now too low for boaters to use the lake’s west boat ramp.

“The lake provides recreational activities for Southern California and, as a key component of the State Water Project (SWP), serves as a reservoir for water that’s distributed to nearby local communities.”

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DWR Spotlight: Drought Discussed at Visitor Center

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“As a lecturer in the California State Parks Summer Speaker Program, [DWR Guide Jana] Frazier reviews the challenges of drought, lessons learned and how new technologies can help people conserve water.”

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DWR Spotlight: BDCP Comment Period Extended

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“The public has gained an additional six weeks to comment on the state’s proposal to provide a more reliable water supply for California and also protect, restore and enhance the ecosystem of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.”

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Public Given More Time to Comment on Governor’s Twin Tunnels Plan

From the Stockton Record:

“The public has been given more time to comment on the governor’s twin tunnels plan, after officials released a legal document today that contains more details about how the plan would be implemented.”

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Advocates Argue Twin Tunnels Plan Lost In Translation

From the Stockton Record:

“Nitty-gritty details of the governor’s twin tunnels plan are hard enough to grasp for English speakers plowing through 34,000 pages of environmental documents. Non-English speakers, arguably, have no hope at all.”

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Agency Publishes Draft Comments on Twin Tunnels Plan

From the Stockton Record:

“A state agency that oversees the Delta has published draft comments on Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin tunnels plan.”

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DWR Spotlight: Tree Rings Link to Droughts

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“Thousand-year tree-ring reconstructions of river flows prepared by the University of Arizona for DWR are highlighted this week at a Scripps workshop in San Diego. The workshop, led by DWR Deputy Drought Manager Jeanine Jones, is to examine patterns of climate variability that may provide predictive capability for drought or help support climate change modeling.
Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Video Simulation Captures Scale of Delta Tunnel Project

From The Sacramento Bee:

“The water diversion tunnels that Gov. Jerry Brown proposes to build in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are so large that many policymakers and citizens have had difficulty grasping the project. The Delta Protection Commission set out to change that.”

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Blog: Principles for Sharing Design and Construction Oversight for Proposed New Water Facilities

From the BDCP Blog, in a post by Nancy Vogel:

“If the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is approved, public water agencies and the State of California will embark on one of the largest infrastructure modernization projects in the country. The currently proposed project includes three new Sacramento River intakes and 30-mile long, large diameter tunnels with a price tag of $14.5 billion.