- President Trump Approves California Disaster Declaration for 17 Northern California Counties
- Federal Court Dismisses Key Claims in Agua Caliente Tribe’s Water Lawsuit Against Public Agencies
- Year’s Final Manual Snow Survey Finds Snowpack is Cold and Dense with Depth of 47 Inches
- Groundwater Levels in the Coachella Valley Showing Significant Increases in Last Decade
- Legal Water Doesn’t Always Mean Safe Water Study Finds Combined Tap Water Pollutants Hazardous
All posts tagged "drought"
Twin Tunnels on Hold, DWR Withdraws Request for Certification from Delta Stewardship Council
Although former Republican California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and current Democrat Governor Jerry Brown agreed on the need for a new conveyance system to transport water from the north end to the southern end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin...
- Posted December 11, 2018
DWR Announces Draft Decisions for Groundwater Basin Boundary Modifications
Draft decisions for groundwater basin boundary modification requests have just been announced by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) based on the modification requests submitted by local agencies as part of the implementation of the Sustainable...
- Posted December 2, 2018
West Basin Municipal Water District Funds Surfrider Foundation’s Teach and Test Program
A $9,000 check was recently presented to the Surfrider Foundation South Bay Chapter by West Basin Municipal Water District (WBMWD) Division III Director Carol W. Kwan in support of the foundation’s Teach and Test Program for high...
- Posted December 1, 2018
Memorandum of Agreement Signed to Expedite Reliable Delivery, Supply of Water to the West
Paul Souza, currently the regional director for the Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, has been appointed as the Lead Official in charge of managing the Klamath Irrigation and Central Valley Projects’ compliance...
- Posted November 26, 2018
Are You Prepared for Possible Flooding and Debris Flows This Fall/Winter?
If the recent, catastrophic fires in both northern and southern California aren’t enough, Mother Nature may continue to wreak havoc with rains that are predicted to roll across the state this week. Although none of the forecasts...
- Posted November 25, 2018
EPA Reaches Settlement with Salinas Co. American Cooling, Inc. Over Clean Water Act Violations
Salinas County American Cooling, Inc. will pay a $28,900 penalty for violations associated with its unauthorized stormwater and wastewater discharges between August 2013 and June 2018. The settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pertains to...
- Posted November 10, 2018
Sativa Water District Now Under Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Works Management
The long-troubled Sativa Water District was effectively shut-down on Wednesday. The Los Angeles County (LAC) Department of Public Works will temporarily run the small water district which serves approximately 6,850 residents in parts of Southern California’s Willowbrook...
- Posted November 6, 2018
School Districts still eligible for millions in drinking water grants
More than 300 school districts and individual schools serving low-income communities throughout California are eligible to apply for $9.5 million worth of grants to increase access to safe drinking water. The grants are available for a range...
- Posted October 27, 2018
State Water Board Addressing Erosion Control after Carr Fire
Staff for the state and regional water boards are racing against the clock to implement erosion control measures following the enormous Carr Fire that burned through Shasta and Trinity counties this past summer. Native seeds must take...
- Posted October 25, 2018
District poised to capture more stormwater thanks to Army Corps of Engineers
Historically the Orange County Water District (OCWD) has had to rely on Mother Nature for water. Although, due to climate change, that is no longer a realistic water strategy for OCWD. The agency has instead made significant...
- Posted October 19, 2018