- Environmental Standards for Cannabis Cultivation adopted by State Water Board
- Lake Oroville Flood Season Operations Plan released
- Central Valley Project begins 2017/18 water year with “bountiful water supplies”
- Conservation District appoints Steve Sentes as new Executive Director
- SAWPA Appoints New General Manager
All posts tagged "legislation"
Governor signs bill creating new water agency
Senate Bill 634(SB 634) by Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The legislation repeals the Castaic Lake Water Agency Law and creates the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency....
- Posted October 17, 2017
Oroville’s Assemblyman Gallagher expresses frustration regarding his pending dam safety legislation
Assembly Bill 1270, the Dams and Reservoirs: Inspections and Reporting bill, authored by Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-3rd District-Yuba City) has been held until the final day of the 2017 legislative session. Rep. Gallagher, whose district includes Oroville...
- Posted September 16, 2017
Legislation by Sen. Hertzberg to Boost Stormwater Capture awaits Gov. Brown’s signature
Senate Bill 231 by Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D-District 18-Van Nuys) has passed both the state Assembly and the Senate and now awaits signature by Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill seeks to clarify the definition of stormwater so...
- Posted September 11, 2017
Rep. Huffman calls for public input on balanced approach to land management, wild places and rivers
Rep. Jared Huffman (D-2nd District-San Rafael) is requesting public input on his new draft legislation to protect Northern California’s wild places and streams on public lands. The legislation features three primary goals including: Restore and Revitalize Forests...
- Posted August 8, 2017
California Congress members urge California Water Commission to support funding for Sites Reservoir
California Congressmen Doug LaMalfa (R-1st District- CA) and John Garamendi (D-3rd District-CA), along with a bipartisan group of 40 other members of the California Congressional delegation, have sent a letter to Armando Quintero, chairman the California Water...
- Posted August 2, 2017
U.S. House passes Representative Valadao’s legislation to modernize California’s water policies
Legislation introduced by California Congressman David G. Valadao (R-21st District-Hanford), aimed to modernize the state’s water policies, recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water Act, also known as the GROW...
- Posted July 24, 2017
Water and Energy Sustainability through Technology Act unveiled by Rep Jerry McNerney
Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-9th District-Stockton) unveiled new legislation for improving long-term water sustainability in California, and throughout the country, earlier this week. At a press conference in Stockton, Rep. McNerney has proposed the Water and Energy Sustainability...
- Posted July 22, 2017
Assemblymember Friedman’s bill to derail Cadiz Water Project Passes State Senate Committee on Natural Resources
“Gut and amend” AB 1000 an after-the-fact attempt to saddle project with additional reviews Earlier this week, a new “gut and amend” bill, Assembly Bill 1000, passed the California Legislature’s Senate Committee on Natural Resources by a...
- Posted July 15, 2017
Disadvantaged communities eligible for 50 percent principal forgiveness funds for drinking water projects
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) recently approved the 2017-2018 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan (DWSRF IUP) — thereby creating a new designation of Expanded Small Community Water Systems — and making these...
- Posted July 11, 2017
Bill Overhauling State Water Management Passes First Hurdle
Assembly Bill 313 was approved by the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife. Committee members voted 13-0 to send the bill onto the next step towards providing solutions for California’s broken water management structure. The bill,...
- Posted May 12, 2017