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Aquafornia news The Sacramento Bee

Tom Hannigan, former California legislator, DWR director, dies

Former California Assemblyman Thomas Hannigan, a respected Solano County leader who spent decades in office, died Tuesday. … After leaving office in 1996, Hannigan was appointed by then-Gov. Gray Davis to serve as director of the California Department of Water Resources until his retirement in 2003.

Aquafornia news Water Deeply

Commentary: Figuring on climate change: Model outputs vary, but worries are real

The state of California recently released its Fourth Climate Change Assessment. Among the technical reports was a deep dive into the future of the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project. It was over my [Tom Philp] head. It was calling my name. And in climate change’s frenzied media cycle, the whole assessment soon faded. That’s too bad.

Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources

News Release: Pyramid Lake algal bloom caution advisory removed

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today [Oct. 5] removed a caution advisory that had been in effect since August 17 at Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County. Water contact is allowed, but all recreational users should always avoid contact with blue-green algae. DWR lifted the caution advisory after detecting a reduced amount of microcystins for a second consecutive week at Pyramid Lake.       

Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources

News Release: DWR helps educate thousands at Oroville Salmon Festival

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

Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources

News Release: DWR assistant deputy director honored for work on Oroville Dam spillways

The Sacramento Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on September 27 honored Ted Craddock, DWR Assistant Deputy Director of the State Water Project (SWP), with the Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Public Sector for his work last year as project manager of the Oroville Emergency Recovery project. The award not only commends Craddock for his leadership of the massive project to rebuild the main spillway and armor the emergency spillway, but also recognizes the entire team’s efforts.

Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources

California Water Plan eNews

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

Aquafornia news Associated Press

Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: California marks another dry water year

California began a new water year Monday with some rain falling or in the immediate forecast after 12 months of below-average precipitation. The Department of Water Resources said the Oct.1-Sept. 30 water year that ended Sunday was marked by hot and dry conditions, except for sporadic significant precipitation.

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Department of Water Resources to spend $5 million for quick fixes, as it assesses longer-term repairs

For as long as agriculture has existed in the Central Valley, farmers have pumped water from the ground to sustain their livelihood and grow food consumed by much of the nation. This has caused the ground in certain places to sink, sometimes dramatically, eliminating valuable aquifer storage space that can never be restored.

Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

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
Aquafornia news Chico Enterprise-Record

Oroville Dam will Take Front and Center at Lake Oroville Visitor Center Event

From the Chico Enterprise-Record:

A man who was in his teens when Oroville Dam was built will give a presentation Wednesday highlighting that history at the Lake Oroville Visitor Center.

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Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

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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Aquafornia news Chico Enterprise-Record

Big Operation Along Lake Oroville This Week to Prepare for Cold Water Release

From the Chico Enterprise-Record:

Eric Ward went to one of his regular fishing spots near the Oroville Dam Friday morning, and the scene was far from serene. … The word from the Department of Water Resources is that the rubber booms were deployed to capture any hydraulic oil that spilled into the water when a valve was tested, explained Mark Anderson, assistant State Water Project deputy director.

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Aquafornia news Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

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.
Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

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
Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

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
Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

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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Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  •  Draft guidelines released for water and energy grant program
  • Energy department explores the connection between water and energy systems
  • ACWA drought report says California can’t hesitate in taking action
Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

DWR Spotlight: Conference Covers a Whole Lot of Water Issues

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

DWR is represented at the American Water Works Association’s Whole Water Conference, which began June 24 in Monterey. The conference explores the challenge of managing California’s drinking water resource while protecting the environment, even as the drought imposes its own realities.

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Aquafornia news Riverside Press-Enteprise

San Jacinto: After Seven Years, Wildlife Area Plan Still Unfinished

From the Riverside Press-Enteprise:

In seven years, the state has dedicated nearly a half-million dollars to create a management plan for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area, but nothing has been adopted or shared with the public.

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

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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