- State Water Board Releases Guidelines for PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water
- San Diego Water Board Approves Orange County Water Quality Control Plan for South OC
- High E. coli Levels at Lower American River
- Agency Receives Funding for Drought Resiliency Project
- $4 Million Allocated by Bureau of Reclamation to Combat Quagga and Zebra Mussels in the West
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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
Santa Barbara County Issues Recommended Evacuation Warning prior to approaching winter storm
Santa Barbara County (SBC) officials are working to help prepare residents and businesses for the next approaching winter storm by elevating a prior Pre-Evacuation Advisory to a Recommended Evacuation Warning for the Thomas, Sherpa and Whittier burn...
- Posted March 1, 2018
Reclamation posts funding opportunity for Desalination and Water Purification Research Program
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Desalination and Water Purification Research Program (DWPR) has announced a funding opportunity aimed at increasing water supplies by reducing the cost, energy consumption and environmental impacts of treating impaired and otherwise unusable...
- Posted February 28, 2018
Nutria Response Team looks to stop spread of destructive rodent in inland waters of Central California
The semi-aquatic nutria – native to South America and reaching up to 20 pounds and 2.5 feet in body length with a 12-inch tail – are wreaking havoc in in the wetlands, rivers, canals and other freshwater...
- Posted February 24, 2018
Central Valley Project contractors looking at bleak 2018 allocations
Although the 2017 water year was the wettest on record for most of northern California and Central Valley Project (CVP) reservoirs were essentially full for the first time since California’s five-year drought ravaged the state, it’s a...
- Posted February 22, 2018