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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.”

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DWR Draft Delta Smelt Technical Report Released for Review, Comment

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

The Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) Management, Analysis, and Synthesis Team (MAST) draft report, “An Updated Conceptual Model for Delta Smelt: Our Evolving Understanding of an Estuarine Fish,” has been released for public review and comment.
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DWR Announces Comment Period on Proposed Negative Declaration for Proposed SWP Supply Allocation Settlement Agreements

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced a 30-day public review period on a Proposed Negative Declaration (Proposed ND) for a proposed State Water Project supply allocation settlement agreement with four water agencies that receive water from the State Water Project (SWP).

“Released on July 19, the Proposed ND describes the Agreements in Principle that may form the basis of the settlement and related amendments to SWP long- term water supply contracts.

“The agreements would settle litigation be

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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.
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DWR Water Plan eNews: This Week’s Updates

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes the following:
  • A Water Plan first: Progress report released for Update 2009
  • Financial portion of Water Plan up for review and discussion this week
  • Notes from Water Plan web-a-thon being made available online
  • Technical panel to discuss Urban Water Management Planning Act next week
  • Water conservation program on display at the California State Fair
Aquafornia news Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Voices on Water blog

Blog: It’s Time for Water Community to Unite Around a Statewide Water Action Plan

From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Voices on Water blog:

“With state and federal agencies working toward the release a public draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, much attention is focused on the Delta and the need for long-term solutions.
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Water Projects; Rivers

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Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

The Challenges of Salvaging Smelt and Other Delta Fish

From Capital Public Radio:

“For decades, millions of fish have been diverted from pumping facilities at state and federal water projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

“Fish — including endangered species like the Delta smelt – are put in holding tanks then trucked to other parts of the Delta and released. From there, little is known about their fate.

Aquafornia news Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)

Save Our Water Showcases Water-Wise Landscaping at State Fair

From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):

“The Save Our Water statewide water conservation program is showcasing water-wise landscaping at the State Fair in Sacramento from July 12-28, educating fair goers about water-wise plants and gardening tips as well as water- efficient residential sprinkler systems.

“The Save Our Water campaign was created in 2009 by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) to educate consumers on ways to reduce their household water use. Outdoor water use is a major focus

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DWR Announces Local Groundwater Assistance Grants

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has awarded more than $4.7 million in grants to 26 public agencies from the Local Groundwater Assistance Program.

“Grant funding is provided by Proposition 84, the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006.

“The program helps local agencies perform groundwater studies, monitoring, and management activities.

Aquafornia news BB&K In The News

Blog: California’s State Water Project Needs to be More Efficient

From BB&K In The News:

In his article originally published in PublicCEO.com on July 9, 2013, BB&K Attorney Joseph Byrne, chair of the California Water Commission, “examined why increased efficiency is key to operating the massive water system.” Here is an excerpt:

“Water in California sparks news headlines on nearly a daily basis.
Aquafornia news KFSN-TV Fresno

San Luis Reservoir Near Historic Low

From KFSN-TV Fresno:

“The San Luis Reservoir in Merced County is extremely low right now, and could be on track for the lowest level in its history by the end of the summer. …

“Officials with the California Department of Water Resources say the reservoir’s capacity is more than 2 million acre-feet of water, and right now it is at just over 400,000.”

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Feather River Flows Increase

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“The Department of Water Resources (DWR) this afternoon [July 3] will increase Feather River flows through the City of Oroville. … Flows in the low flow section of the Feather, which runs through the middle of Oroville, will be increased in increments from 1,500 cubic feet a second (cfs) to 2,500 cfs.

“The increase is expected to last into next week.”

Read more from DWR’s news release

 

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Thursday’s Top of the Scroll: Governor Agrees to Hike Water Agency Pay

From The Sacramento Bee:

“Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to increase pay by up to 37 percent for water department workers in positions the state has had difficulty staffing.”

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DWR Announces ‘Catch A Special Thrill’ for Kids Event in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“Disabled and disadvantaged youth will enjoy a day of outdoor adventure June 15 in the first “Catch a Special Thrill” (C.A.S.T.) fishing event held in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. … In California, C.A.S.T. events are regularly held at DWR’s State Water Project reservoirs as well as at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project reservoirs.”

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