NEWS WORTH NOTING: Delta Conveyance DCA to vote on establishment of a Delta Stakeholder Committee; State Water Board adopts order to increase flows for Santa Ynez River; Congressional Democrats introduce bill to reverse Trump’s Endangered Species Act rollback

DCA Set to Vote on the Establishment of a New Delta Stakeholder Engagement Committee From the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority: The Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA), an independent joint powers authority tasked with design and engineering work to support the state’s effort to modernize Delta conveyance, has posted the agenda packet for the September 19 Board […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: River defenders win major victory for CA waterways; Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority Set to Discuss a New Delta Stakeholder Committee; Nomination period open for the 2020 Delta Leadership Program

River Defenders Win Major Victory for CA Waterways Ruling requires state compliance with the Clean Water Act From the Earth Law Center, Los Angeles Waterkeeper, and San Diego Coastkeeper: A coalition of river and coastal defenders have won a major victory against the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board), securing an order that requires the Water Board to meet […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: USBR DWR to restore floodplain habitat in the Yolo Bypass; C-WIN sues the city of Ventura over State Water Interconnection Pipeline; Pyramid Dam modernization project kicks off; Metropolitan to assess supply potential of stormwater capture; EPA updates Strategic Plan

Reclamation and DWR to restore floodplain habitat for endangered salmon in the Yolo Bypass Increased habitat for juveniles improves passage for salmon, sturgeon From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation, in coordination with the California Department of Water Resources, today announced its decision to move forward with a restoration project to improve fish passage and increase floodplain fisheries-rearing […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Environmental groups win court victory against Grasslands Bypass Project; State Water Contractors response to Governor’s Water Resilience Portfolio Initiative; Freshwater Harmful Algal Bloom reports

Environmental groups win court victory against Grasslands Bypass Project From the The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations and the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance: On Friday, September 6, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed commercial and sports fishermen, biologists and conservation groups a major victory in their efforts to clean up contaminated discharges from the Central Valley’s Grasslands Bypass […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: State Water Board appointees Laurel Firestone and Sean Maguire confirmed by State Senate; PPIC: New publications: Water Management in a Changing Climate

State Water Board Appointee Laurel Firestone Confirmed by State Senate From the State Water Resources Control Board: The California State Senate has voted to confirm Laurel Firestone as a member of the State Water Resources Control Board, following her appointment by Governor Gavin Newsom earlier this year. “It is an honor to be appointed by Governor Newsom and confirmed by […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Governor Newsom appoints Kristin Peer as deputy secretary and special counsel for water policy at to Cal EPA; U.S. EPA awards close to $8 million to protect and restore San Francisco Bay and its watersheds

Governor Newsom appoints Kristin Peer as deputy secretary and special counsel for water policy at the California Environmental Protection Agency Kristin Peer, 39, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary and special counsel for water policy at the California Environmental Protection Agency. Peer has been assistant general counsel at the California Environmental Protection Agency since 2015. She was a deputy […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Wildlife Conservation Board funds enviro improvement projects; SoCal Water Coalition responds to Newsom’s water resilience portfolio initiative; Water and climate update: July 2019 Earth’s hottest month since record-keeping began

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects From the Wildlife Conservation Board: At its Aug. 28 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $10.7 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 16 approved projects will benefit fish and wildlife—including some endangered species—while others will provide public […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING, Friday pm edition: Reclamation recommends alternatives for addressing seismic concerns at B.F. Sisk Dam; State Water Board updates guidelines for testing and reporting PFOA and PFOS, begins process for establishing regulatory standards

Reclamation recommends alternatives for addressing seismic concerns at B.F. Sisk Dam From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation has evaluated the potential environmental impacts of various alternatives to reduce seismic risks at B.F. Sisk Dam, located in Merced County. The recommended action from the environmental impact statement/environmental impact report will address potential seismic-induced destabilization of the dam, reduce […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: CDFW seeks information related to listing of Northern California Summer Steelhead; Reclamation awards funding for CA water recycling projects; Ninth annual Tribal Lands and Environment Forum wraps up in Palm Springs

CDFW seeks information related to listing of Northern California Summer Steelhead From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking information relevant to the proposed listing of Northern California Summer Steelhead as an endangered species. Northern California Summer Steelhead occupy a relatively small geographic range in Humboldt and Mendocino counties that includes […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Prop 1 Analysis: Striving for equity in public investments in water in CA (updated); State Water Contractors releases 2018-2019 Annual Report on Investments in Science; U.S. EPA awards over $8.4 million to California State Water Resources Control Board for water quality protection

Striving for Equity in Public Investments in Water in California Report looks at projects benefiting disadvantaged communities and technical assistance efforts to increase the capacity of those communities to secure funds and manage projects From UCLA: Nearly halfway through funding implementation, a new study, titled “Striving for Equity in Public Investments in Water in California: An Analysis of Prop 1 […]

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