- Final California Water Plan Update 2018 Released by Department of Water Resources
- EPA Releases Cyanobacteria Assessment Network Mobile Application Using Satellite Data
- California Tree Die-Off Triggered by Diminished Supplies of Subsurface Water in Drought Years
- Diverse Coalition Seeks to Protect California’s Drinking Water Systems Caught in Wildfire Liability
- Public Encouraged to Provide Input on Creating Climate-Resilient Water System
All posts tagged "drought"
Orland Sand and Gravel Corporation to Pay $675,000 Penalty for Water Quality Violations
In April 2018 a Glenn County corporation and its owner/operator was subject to a court-approved settlement agreement issued by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (CVRWQCB) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. That...
- Posted June 15, 2019
Cease and Desist Order Served on Kern County Oil Field Wastewater Disposal Center Company
Operations at Valley Water Management Co.’s (VWMC) McKittrick 1 and 1-3 Facility have been called into question by the Central Valley Water Regional Quality Control Board (CVWRQCB). VWMC operates an oil field wastewater disposal center in Kern...
- Posted June 14, 2019
Both DWR and California State Water Board Issue Annual Warnings Regarding Waterborne Illnesses
‘Tis the season – for algal blooms, E. coli and warnings for waterborne illnesses. As the summer season begins to warm temperatures throughout the state, the risks of waterborne illnesses become an anticipated part of the landscape....
- Posted June 4, 2019
Reclamation Announces Updates for Central Valley Project South-of-Delta Allocations
Unusual rain and snow in California have been both a blessing and a curse depending on where you’re located and other circumstances. But for those people and businesses dependent on spring run-off from Northern California for their...
- Posted May 26, 2019
President Trump Approves California Disaster Declaration for 17 Northern California Counties
Residents and businesses that endured extreme winter storms that pummeled Northern California counties in February received potentially good news late last week when President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of...
- Posted May 22, 2019
Federal Court Dismisses Key Claims in Agua Caliente Tribe’s Water Lawsuit Against Public Agencies
Litigation that began in 2013 when the and two Coachella Valley water agencies — Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) – has taken major steps toward resolution when the federal court recently ruled...
- Posted May 14, 2019
Year’s Final Manual Snow Survey Finds Snowpack is Cold and Dense with Depth of 47 Inches
The Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) fifth and final manual snow survey of Water Year (WY) 2018-19 at Phillips Station on Thursday recorded a field of plentiful snow. The survey recorded 47 inches of snow depth and...
- Posted May 8, 2019
Groundwater Levels in the Coachella Valley Showing Significant Increases in Last Decade
Most areas of the Coachella Valley are showing significant increases in groundwater levels over the past 10 years. Two annual reports for the 2017-18 water year, which are submitted to the California Department of Water Resources to...
- Posted May 6, 2019
Legal Water Doesn’t Always Mean Safe Water Study Finds Combined Tap Water Pollutants Hazardous
The combination of contaminants in your tap water may be hazardous to your health. So says a peer-reviewed study by scientists at Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington D.C. EWG is dedicated...
- Posted May 4, 2019
Primary Maximum Contaminant Levels Increasing in Camp Fire Burn Area Waterways
The message is loud and clear. Don’t drink or cook with untreated surface waters throughout the Camp Fire burn area and downstream of the burn area! Targeted sampling of surface waters at various locations throughout the Camp...
- Posted May 3, 2019