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California Water Commission – Water Conveyance Public Workshop

California Water Commission – Water Conveyance Public Workshop

  Public workshop to focus on water conveyance needs and funding options in Southern California  The California Water Commission is conducting a series of public workshops as part of its efforts to assess a potential state role in financing conveyance projects that could help meet needs in a changing climate. The Commission’s goal with these […]

Public workshop to focus on water conveyance needs and funding options in Southern California

Public workshop to focus on water conveyance needs and funding options in Southern California

The California Water Commission is conducting a series of public workshops as part of its efforts to assess a potential state role in financing conveyance projects that could help meet needs in a changing climate. The Commission’s goal with these workshops is to learn from diverse voices across the state. Participants from the region are […]

Water war’s new front: Where to add major storage projects

Water war’s new front: Where to add major storage projects

by Chris Reed After a 35-year stalemate stalled new California water storage projects, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders agreed in 2014 to include $2.7 billion for such needs as part of Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion water bond approved in a landslide by voters later that year. The then-raging drought persuaded Democrats to go along with […]

DWR Regulations to Guide Local Sustainable Groundwater Management Plans Approved by California Water Commission

DWR Regulations to Guide Local Sustainable Groundwater Management Plans Approved  by California Water Commission

“Today we reach a major milestone in California’s quest to sustainably manage groundwater,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin. “These regulations will help communities bring aquifers into balance and prepare for a changing climate and future droughts.” Groundwater is vital to California and supplies over a third of the water Californians use, and as much as […]

POLITICALLY INCORRECT ZONE: Politically Correct Water or How I died in California

POLITICALLY INCORRECT ZONE: Politically Correct Water or How I died in California

According to the latest NOAA weather models, there is a greater than 90 percent chance that El Nino will continue through winter, 2016, and an 80 percent chance it will hang on through spring of 2016. Though no one can say with certainty what this means for California’s long term weather forecast, most scientists believe […]