All posts tagged "drought"

  • Public Sessions scheduled regarding governor’s water conservation executive order
    Planning Tool for Local Water Managers Released for Public Comment

    The Department of Water Resources have released updated draft guidance for local water managers in developing state-mandated water management plans for public comment. These new elements for the urban and agricultural water management plans reflect lessons learned...

    • Posted September 4, 2020
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  • San Luis Reservoir Reopens, but with Algal Advisory

    The Department of Water Resources (DWR) reopened State Water Project facilities at San Luis Reservoir after the recent closures due to nearby fires. However, a algal bloom warning advisory has been issued at O’Neill Forebay and a...

    • Posted September 2, 2020
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  • Water Authority Joins Scripps Institution of Oceanography to Optimize Water Management

    The San Diego County Water Authority has collaborated with Scripps Institution of Oceanography to optimize water management before, during and after California’s ever-changing seasonal storms and better predict atmospheric rivers. Atmospheric river storms produce 40 to 60...

    • Posted September 1, 2020
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  • Cal Water Recommends Residents Flush Taps

    As residents begin returning home from the mandatory evacuations caused by the River Fire, California Water Service (Cal Water) recommends customers flush their taps briefly before use to move water that had been stagnant out of their...

    • Posted August 26, 2020
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  • San Francisco Refinery agrees to Settlement for Discharge Violation

    Phillips 66 Co. has been fined $285,000 by the San Francisco Bay Water Board for discharging more than 5 million gallons of partially treated wastewater from its San Francisco Refinery to San Pablo Bay. The incident in...

    • Posted August 22, 2020
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  • Harder, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Improve Water Management with Airborne Snow Observation Program

    Last week Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) and Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced the Snow Water Supply Forecasting Program Authorization Act to establish an airborne snow observatory (ASO) and measurement program within the Department of the Interior. Without accurate...

    • Posted August 20, 2020
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  • Trump Administration advances plan to increase water reliability in Bay Area and Central Valley

    The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Feasibility Report, which documents potential costs and benefits of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. As part of a continuing effort to increase storage capability throughout California, Reclamation and the Contra...

    • Posted August 17, 2020
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  • Algal bloom in Pyramid Lake
    Harmful Algal Blooms Identified in Prado Regional Park Lake

    Visitors are being urged by the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board (SRWQCB) to avoid water contact at Prado Regional Park Lake due to the identification of harmful Algal blooms. It is highly recommended that the...

    • Posted August 9, 2020
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  • Governor Newsom Releases Final Water Resilience Portfolio

    Governor Gavin Newsom released a final version of the Administration’s blueprint for equipping California to cope with more extreme droughts and floods, rising temperatures, declining fish populations, over-reliance on groundwater and other challenges. The Water Resilience Portfolio...

    • Posted July 30, 2020
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  • Harmful Algal Blooms Identified at Big Bear Lake

    The State Water Resources Control Board and Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board are urging recreational water users and dog owners to avoid water contact until further notice while visiting Mallard Lagoon and the eastern end...

    • Posted July 23, 2020
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