- 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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Developer to Pay Penalty for Stormwater Violations
The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board announced a settlement has been reached with Lewis Land Developers for violating a construction stormwater general permit at a 122-acre project in Placer County that led to an uncontrolled...
- Posted June 29, 2020
Central Valley Project Water Allocation Increased for Friant Division
Earlier this week, the Bureau of Reclamation announced the fourth increase of the water supply allocation for Friant Division Central Valley Project contracts for the 2020 contract year. Given the current hydrologic conditions, is increasing the Class...
- Posted June 26, 2020
Dry Weather and Low Flows Prompt Restrictions for Junior Water Rights Holders
Last week the State Water Resources Control Board (Board) sent notices of water unavailability to 110 junior water right holders in the Scott River basin in Siskiyou County, urging them to stop diverting. Dry conditions are resulting...
- Posted June 23, 2020
Reclamation announces Shasta non-critical water year
The Bureau of Reclamation announced that the forecasted inflow to Shasta Lake is currently projected to be greater than 3.2 million acre-feet and declared we are in a “Shasta Non-Critical” year. The California Department of Water Resources...
- Posted June 9, 2020
Local Water Resilience Projects Receive $65.8 Million in Grants from DWR
More than $65 million in grant funding was awarded yesterday by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) as part of a continued effort to support local agencies in building long-term water resilience for their communities. The funding,...
- Posted June 4, 2020
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
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
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
Reclamation increases allocation for Central Valley Project after April storms
Thanks to some late spring storms, the Bureau of Reclamation issued updated allocations for Central Valley Project contractors for the 2020 contract year yesterday. The allocation for south-of-Delta agricultural water service contractors is increased from 15% to...
- Posted May 20, 2020