- Modoc County Grower issued penalty for failing to acquire Water Quality Permit
- Remaining East Porterville homes now connected to sustainable water
- California lacking snow; snow water equivalent at only 4.9 inches, 27 percent of date’s average
- Report seeks to provide key elements of successful groundwater management for California managers
- State Contractors see slight increase of allocation
All posts tagged "legislation"
Marsh restoration approved by San Francisco Bay voters
In a first-ever, nine Bay Area county vote, Measure AA earned 69.3 percent in favor of funding wetlands restoration and flood control projects around the San Francisco Bay shoreline. The measure needed a two thirds majority of...
- Posted June 15, 2016
U.S. Senate bill passes $37.5 billion package for Energy and Water Appropriations
Bill includes $100 for Bureau of Reclamation’s Western Drought Response program The U.S. Senate passed the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill late last week with funds specifically earmarked for drought plagued California. Senators...
- Posted May 17, 2016
Assembly Bill Would Require Voters to Decide on California WaterFix
Assembly Bill 1713, asking voters to decide the fate of the construction of the state’s controversial twin tunnels, advanced in the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife on Tuesday by an 8 to 4 vote with...
- Posted April 21, 2016
Legislators to Work Together for Reforms to Central Basin Municipal Water District
Both the state’s Senate Finance and Governance Committee and the Assembly Local Government Committee voted last week to approve different versions of bills to reform the Central Basin Municipal Water District (CBMWD) headquartered in Commerce. Both bills...
- Posted April 10, 2016
California Senator Feinstein, Republican Majority Leader McCarthy write letters to President Obama Urging Increase in Water Pumping to Farms and Communities
California’s Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) have both individually written letters late last week urging President Obama to direct federal officials to increase pumping in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta...
- Posted March 29, 2016
Feinstein Calls for Increased Pumping, Capture and Storage of March Storm Water
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) recently issued a statement asking federal agencies to increase pumping and store more water during the March storms, as much as possible, within the bounds of the biological opinions. A statement from Sen....
- Posted March 15, 2016
Aquifer depletion the topic of proposed legislation
Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced Senate Bill 1317, commonly known as the Aquifer Protection Act last week which requires cities and counties overlying high and medium priority basins to apply conditions to permits for new wells by July...
- Posted March 1, 2016
California congressman introduce bipartisan legislation for estuary habitats
On Friday, Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced a bill, which would respond to the closure of estuary restoration projects and improve the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000 (ERA). Under the ERA, the...
- Posted February 29, 2016
Legislators, special interests meet over drought legislation
In Washington, Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) met with the California Farm Bureau Federation’s (CFBF) Board of Directors to discuss the severity of the California drought. McCarthy discussed prospective federal drought legislation with the CFBF. The...
- Posted February 17, 2016
Senator Feinstein introduces drought legislation in the Senate
On Wednesday, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced her revised drought legislation in the United States Senate. The revised bill is being hailed as a compromise Feinstein has long been pushing for. According to Feinstein, she felt obligated to...
- Posted February 12, 2016