California Water News Daily

Water Board approves Ag Order 4.0

General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands, also known as Ag Order 4.0, were adopted by the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board last week.  There has been unease among farmers throughout the lengthy development process as to how the rule will affect production. The order requires …

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Olivenhain MWD to use refund to reduce future rate increases

During the April 14 meeting, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved utilizing a $2 million refund to reduce future rate increases to OMWD ratepayers. “This is a tremendous victory for our region and our ratepayers,” said OMWD Board Treasurer Christy Guerin. “The court rulings will not only …

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Reclamation adjusts Sacramento River operations to benefit salmon amid drought conditions

Reclamation announced that spring-time operations at Shasta Dam will be adjusted to benefit endangered winter-run Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River during this critically dry water year. The operation change is coordinated with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Fisheries, Western Area Power Administration, State Water Resources Control Board, and Sacramento …

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Alameda announces Ed Stevenson as new general manager

Alameda County Water District (ACWD) Board of Directors announced during their April 13 Board meeting that Ed Stevenson would be the next General Manager of ACWD. Stevenson will assume the role on July 2, taking over for retiring GM, Robert Shaver. Stevenson is a 24-year employee, having started his ACWD …

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Virtual Earth Day Event begins April 18

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) and the City of Chino will be hosting a virtual Earth Day event accessible throughout Earth Week from Sunday, April 18 – Saturday, April 24. Visitors can explore the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park virtually through an interactive platform with educational activities, learn …

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