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DWR California Water Plan eNews: This Week’s Update

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Volume 3: Water Plan’s draft resource management strategies posted
  • Round 2 of IRWM strategic plan workshops begins tomorrow
  • CDFA group report looks at climate change effects on specialty crops
  • Water Boards looking for ways to promote groundwater cooperation
  • $10 million awarded to projects that mitigate environmental impacts
Aquafornia news Riverside Press-Enterprise

Perris Dam: Judge rules against challenge to remediation project

From the Riverside Press-Enterprise:

“A judge has ruled against an Idyllwild man who sued the state over plans to strengthen Perris Dam.

“At issue was whether portions of the project could proceed without including a flood control channel to handle runoff if the dam were to fail.”

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Butte County Signs Off On Agreement About Lake Oroville Water

From the Chico Enterprise-Record:

“After what seemed like a never-ending wrangling in court, Butte County can have about $2 million more funding available each year and is more secure in its water rights due to a court settlement with the Department of Water Resources.
Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Spotlight

Oroville Hatchery Opens Gates to Spawning Salmon

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Spotlight:

“Salmon and steelhead are jumping up the fish ladder to be spawned at the Feather River Fish Hatchery. …
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California’s Water Supply, A 700 Mile Journey

From Capital Public Radio, the first in its five-part series California’s Delta: Inside and Out:

“The State Water Project is the nation’s largest state-built water delivery system, consisting of more than 700 miles of canals, reservoirs, pumping stations and power plants. From Oroville, water flows down the Feather River to the Sacramento River and into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.”

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DWR Releases Volume 1 of Draft California Water Plan Update

From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):

“The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) on Oct. 2 released for public review Volume 1 of the Draft California Water Plan Update 2013 – California’s key water planning document.

“The California Water Plan Update 2013 – a four-year effort by DWR – is being released in separate volumes through October 23.

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DWR Releases Draft California Water Plan Update

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“California’s key water planning document – updated for public review – is being released in separate volumes today through October 23. California Water Plan Update 2013 – a four-year effort by DWR – presents a comprehensive picture of California’s water supply, needs, evolving integrated water management and projections of future demands.”

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News Release: DWR Announces ‘Catch A Special Thrill’ for Kids Event at Castaic Lake

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“The Department of Water Resources (DWR), in partnership with Castaic Lake Water Agency, the City of Santa Clarita, the County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation, and the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation, will sponsor a ‘Catch a Special Thrill’ fishing event for disabled and disadvantaged children on Saturday, October 5, at Castaic Lake in northern Los Angeles County.”

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Governor Announces Appointment of Laura King Moon as DWR Chief Deputy Director

From the Governor’s Office:

“Laura King Moon, 60, of Woodland, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Water Resources, where she has been a project manager for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan since 2011. Moon was assistant general manager at the State Water Contractors from 2000 to 2011 and director of strategic planning at the San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority from 1997 to 1999.”

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News Release; DWR Announces ‘Catch A Special Thrill’ for Kids Event at Lake Perris

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“A special day of outdoor recreation for disabled and disadvantaged children will be held at Lake Perris in Riverside County on Saturday, September 21 under the sponsorship of the Department of Water Resources (DWR), in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), and the C.A.S.T.
Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

Water Flows Cut at Lake Oroville

From Capital Public Radio:

“With an eye on a possible third consecutive year of low rain totals, the California Department of Water Resources is reducing the amount of water released from Lake Oroville into the Feather River.”

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News Release: Preparing For Possibility Dry 2014

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is sponsoring events throughout the fall in preparation for the possibility that water year 2014 could be a third consecutive dry year. Preparing for the potential of continued dry conditions is also the focus of a joint California State Board of Food and Agriculture – California Water Commission meeting next week.
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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:
  • Colorado River kicks off next round of Water Plan regional forums
  • SWAN to evaluate results of Central Valley resource management strategies
  • Report offers strategies and lessons for flood and drought policies
  • Water use adjustment criteria to be discussed at Urban Stakeholder Committee meeting
  • Sacramento River Watershed forum on tap for Sept.
Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

DWR: Testing for State Water Project Positions

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

“The California Department of Water Resources is testing for 90 positions statewide! These positions are responsible for maintaining and operating the State Water Project, which provides 23 million people with drinking water and 750,000 acres of farmland with irrigation.”

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View the Dream Jobs PDF flyer

Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources Spotlight

DWR Spotlight: Saving Fish Around the Clock

From the California Department of Water Resources Spotlight:

“Utility Craftsworkers at DWR’s Skinner Fish Facility, upstream from the Banks Pumping Plant, work around the clock to save up to 15 million fish a year and return them to the Delta. Behavioral guidance devices divert fish away from the pumps that lift water into the California Aqueduct.”

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DWR Water Plan eNews: This Week’s Update

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Save the date for the next Water Plan plenary meeting in Sacramento
  • Climate adaptation strategy workshop series begins next month
  • Water sustainability framework to be presented at council meeting
  • Groundwater association’s two-day conference and meeting set for October
  • Getting the nitrate out: Two-day workshop will have the latest technologies
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Arthur D. Edmonston: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

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Ever wonder who some of the water project features are named after? Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Arthur D.

Aquafornia news California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Spotlight

Ground Broken for Flood Protection

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Spotlight:

“DWR joins the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency in groundbreaking levee repair construction along the Feather River west bank in the Sutter Basin.
Aquafornia news KCET ReWire blog

Blog: Tribe, Sierra Club Sue to Clean Up Coal Plant Pollution

From the KCET ReWire blog:

“A small community of Paiute Indians who for decades have lived in the shadow of a coal-fired power plant used to pump water through California aqueducts is suing to force the plant’s owners to clean up the toxic mess left behind, and they’ve got some powerful allies.”

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DWR Water Plan eNews: This Week’s Update

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Water Plan’s desalination chapter to get workshop treatment
  • Calculator offers insight to household water usage
  • Energy report looks at climate change threats to power plants
  • Workshop offers details on Delta flood project grants
  • Survey will help develop web portal for safe swimming conditions

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