Conservation

Reclamation Working to Streamline NHPA Compliance

The Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) Policy and Programs office is working on an effort to streamline the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 compliance on water distribution infrastructure, including ditches and canals. Reclamation sent a letter of intent to request a “program comment” to the Advisory Council on Historic …

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California/Nevada Tahoe Science Advisory Council elevates efforts to protect and restore Lake Tahoe

Nevada and California joined forces last week at the 24th annual Lake Tahoe Summit to advance the states’ shared priorities to protect and restore Lake Tahoe. The combined pressures of climate change, population growth, and increased visitation have severely strained the Tahoe basin’s transportation infrastructure system, undermining the health of …

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Study finds wastewater treatment plants could profit by processing food waste while reducing greenhouse gases

A new report issued earlier this week by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CAEPA) shows that at least half of California’s landfill-bound food waste could be processed at the state’s wastewater treatment plants and serve as an innovative power source. Waste can be “co-digested” at these facilities, which involves adding organic wastes including …

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Water suppliers, water and wildlife agencies join the Sacramento River Science Partnership

Six California and federal agencies representing water management, fish, and wildlife, along with the Sacramento River Settlement Contractors, signed onto the Sacramento River Science Partnership this month. The Partnership establishes an interagency science collaborative in which members will develop, share and discuss science to inform water management activities and protection …

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Helix Water Completes New Demonstration Landscape

Helix Water District’s new demonstration landscape, located at its administration office in La Mesa, is complete. The project beautifies the neighborhood and inspires others to install WaterSmart landscaping. The demonstration landscape includes three unique water-wise gardens on the streets around the building, including a Mediterranean garden on University Avenue, a …

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