- DWR awards $1 Million to each of Sonoma County’s three Groundwater Sustainability Agencies
- Lower American River water quality monitoring shows elevated levels of E. coli bacteria
- Water Available for Aquifer Replenishment report released by Department of Water Resources
- March’s Precipitation helped but was no Miracle; Snowpack increased to 52 percent of average
- Updated Water Allocations for Friant and North of the Delta Contractors released by Reclamation
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DWR awards $1 Million to each of Sonoma County’s three Groundwater Sustainability Agencies
Three Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSA) in Sonoma County are slated each receive a $1 million award from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to aid in the development of plans for each of the basins. California’s...
- Posted April 20, 2018
Lower American River water quality monitoring shows elevated levels of E. coli bacteria
Weekly water quality testing for E. coli bacteria along the Lower American River has indicated elevated levels of the bacteria at some sites posing an increased risk to recreational users of the river. E. coli is an...
- Posted April 18, 2018
Water Available for Aquifer Replenishment report released by Department of Water Resources
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released the final Water Available for Replenishment (WAFR) report, which shows that water available for aquifer recharge may be limited in many regions, except in years of high precipitation. The...
- Posted April 16, 2018
March’s Precipitation helped but was no Miracle; Snowpack increased to 52 percent of average
Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, and Karla Nemeth, Department of Water Resources director, jointly conducted the April snow survey at Phillips Station snow course in the Sierra Nevada range on Monday and...
- Posted April 4, 2018
Updated Water Allocations for Friant and North of the Delta Contractors released by Reclamation
An updated allocation summary for some Central Valley Project (CVP) contractors and an increase in the allocation to Friant Division contractors for the 2018 contract year was released this week by the Bureau of Reclamation. The newest...
- Posted March 24, 2018
Two CA environmental businesses receive Phase II EPA awards to bring their products to market
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that two small California businesses will share $600,000 in funding to develop technologies that provide solutions for environmental issues. Hayward-based Microvi Biotech will use its $300,000 award to...
- Posted March 20, 2018
DWR’s Tree Study Confirms California’s History of moving between Periods of Wet and Dry Conditions
Whereas science has not yet afforded us the ability to foretell the future as Tree Study, commissioned by the state Department of Water Resources (DWR) has confirmed a centuries-long history of vacillating frequently between wet and dry...
- Posted March 14, 2018
New Regulations for Augmenting Reservoirs with Treated Recycled Water Adopted by State Board
As California faces more severe and frequent droughts due to climate change, as well as the demands of a growing population, water recycling has become part of a portfolio of state strategies for building local self-reliance and...
- Posted March 7, 2018
State’s Snow Water Equivalent measures 9.4 inches, 39 percent of early March normal
The second snow survey of Water Year (WY) 2017-18 was conducted Monday at Phillips Station by Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, and the results paint an improving – but by no means...
- Posted March 6, 2018
Report on Fight Against Invasive Mussels released by Department of the Interior
Following a set of incentives to protect western ecosystems and hydroelectric facilities from invasive zebra and quagga mussels launched last June by U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI) Ryan Zinke, DOI recently released a...
- Posted March 5, 2018