All posts tagged "featured"

  • California Drought Discussed by Governor Brown
    Governor Brown addresses water, drought in State of the State address

    Yesterday, Governor Brown addressed Californians to give them an update on the health of the state as a whole. Brown addressed two main areas for concern: water and infrastructure. “In this year’s budget, I am proposing that...

    • Posted January 22, 2016
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  • California Water Legislation Coming Soon
    Sen. Feinstein releases draft of drought bill

    Yesterday afternoon, Senator Dianne Feinstein released a draft of her bill, known as the Emergency Drought Relief Act. The bill aims at supplying Californians with both short-term and long-term solutions to deal with the California drought. “This bill...

    • Posted January 22, 2016
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  • New regulations for surface water rights holders
    New regulations for surface water rights holders

    Earlier this week, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a new regulation: all surface water rights holders and their claimants must measure and report the amount of water they are diverting. The regulation will impact 12,000...

    • Posted January 21, 2016
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  • Water rights holders may see curtailment orders lifted
    Water rights holders may see curtailment orders lifted

    When the California drought kicked into high gear in 2014, officials at the State Water Resources Control Board made a tough decision: mandating junior and senior water rights holders to curtail the amount of water they use. The severity...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
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  • State Water Board Proposes Extended Regulations
    State Water Board Proposes Extended Regulations

    Late last Friday the State Water Resources Control Board released their draft emergency conservation regulations that extend the existing urban water use restrictions through October 31, 2016 with some slight modifications. Local water suppliers have raised many...

    • Posted January 19, 2016
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  • Cadiz Water Project
    California Congressional Representatives Encourage BLM to reconsider its controversial Cadiz pipeline guidance

    Before leaving Washington for Christmas break, nine Members of Congress sent a letter to Neil Kornze, the Director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), encouraging him to reconsider the agency’s recent guidance regarding the Cadiz Water...

    • Posted January 15, 2016
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  • Department of Water Resources Shuts Down California Aqueduct for Repairs
    Department of Water Resources Shuts Down California Aqueduct for Repairs

    A break in the lining and underlying embankment of the California Aqueduct near Taft in Kern County was first discovered January 2 and has caused the Department of Water Resources(DWR) to halt the flow of water so...

    • Posted January 15, 2016
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  • MWD sets new water agenda
    MWD sets new water agenda

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), the largest wholesale water seller in the state, has created a significant 25-year plan to address the growing demand for water in the region. On top of conservation efforts, MWD...

    • Posted January 14, 2016
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  • Grant addresses water quality
    Grant addresses water quality

    American Water, the largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company in the United States, is currently accepting applications for its annual Environmental Grant Program, which provides funds for community-based environmental projects that work to improve, restore...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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  • Oilfield wastewater: a new water supply
    Oilfield wastewater: a new water supply

    For more than 20 years, oilfield wastewater has been used in the Central Valley as a means of producing crops, such as oranges and grapes. Now that the California drought is in its fifth year, people in the Central Valley...

    • Posted January 12, 2016
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