- Developer to Pay Penalty for Stormwater Violations
- Central Valley Project Water Allocation Increased for Friant Division
- Dry Weather and Low Flows Prompt Restrictions for Junior Water Rights Holders
- Reclamation announces Shasta non-critical water year
- Local Water Resilience Projects Receive $65.8 Million in Grants from DWR
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Public Urged to Avoid Water Contact at San Luis Reservoir
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has urged people to avoid physical contact with the water at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County until further notice due to blue-green algae. This notice comes on the heels of...
- Posted June 3, 2020
Recreational Water Users Urged to Be Vigilant About Harmful Algal Blooms
Now that summer is nearly here and temperatures are rising, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) is asking the public to be careful around harmful algal blooms (HABs) in freshwater rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. These blooms...
- Posted June 2, 2020
West Basin Announces Water Education Series
West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) has announced their a summer lineup of virtual education classes and other family-friendly resources. The District’s “Summer Splash” series offers free interactive learning opportunities for adults and students covering important...
- Posted June 1, 2020
U.S. EPA Reaches Settlement to Clean Up Groundwater Contamination at Southern California Superfund Site
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a $6,521,025 settlement with 145 parties to clean up contaminated groundwater at the Omega Chemical Corporation Superfund Site in Whittier, California. “We are pleased that this settlement will help...
- Posted May 31, 2020
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District lobby scheduled to reopen on June 1st
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) will be reopening its lobby to the public on June 1st. As traditional business operations are gradually restored, EVMWD is taking additional precautions to ensure the safety of customers. Regular cleanings...
- Posted May 30, 2020
Western Municipal Water District lands $200,000 federal grant for drought planning
Western Municipal Water District (Western) received a $200,000 grant award from the United States Bureau of Reclamation for drought contingency planning. Drought contingency planning assists communities in proactively planning for the next drought to reduce potential impacts....
- Posted May 29, 2020
Eastern Municipal Water District Announces Student Art Contest Winners
Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) has announced the winners of its 2020 Poster Contest, which is open to all elementary school students in EMWD’s service area. The annual contest allows grade school students to create a poster...
- Posted May 28, 2020
State Water Project Allocation Increases to 20 Percent
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced late last week that the State Water Project will deliver 20 percent of requested supply in 2020. An initial allocation of 10 percent was announced in December and increased to...
- Posted May 27, 2020
Senator Feinstein Introduces Bill to Restore San Joaquin Valley Canals
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a bill to authorize $800 million in federal funding for canals in the San Joaquin Valley otherwise known as the Restoration of Essential Conveyance Act. The bill’s aim is to repair the...
- Posted May 26, 2020
Lawsuit Challenges Federal Water Contracts That Imperil Delta, Fish, Wildlife
Last week three environmental groups sued the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to dispute the award of permanent federal water contracts to water users supplied by the Central Valley Project. The Central Valley Project is one of the...
- Posted May 24, 2020