- DWR Comment Period Underway for List of Statewide Flood Emergency Response Grants
- UCI Scientists Predictor for Southwest Winter Rainfall — Look to New Zealand in the Summer
- San Diego Water Board fines Pardee Homes $291,286 for Uncontrolled Sediment during Storms
- Judge Upholds Water Board’s penalties on Developer
- State Reminds Public of the Hazards of Harmful Algal Bloom Season
All posts tagged "legislation"
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
Artificial turf may be linked to cancer, serious illness
Over the summer, Californians were urged to replace their grass with artificial turf or other drought tolerant landscaping. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), the largest water wholesaler in the state, launched a $360 million program...
- Posted January 31, 2016
State legislators encourage storm water capture
A group of California state senators sent a letter earlier this week to David Murillo, the regional director for the Bureau of Reclamation, and Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of the State Water Resources Control Board, urging them to...
- Posted January 28, 2016
Governor Brown sees party infighting regarding Twin Tunnels Project
Governor Jerry Brown is facing huge opposition from a member of his own political party. Assembly member Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) is proposing legislation that would require voter approval on Governor Brown’s controversial Twin Tunnels project that...
- Posted January 26, 2016
California Assembly tackles water storage
California Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced a bill, which would use part of the $7.12 billion Water Bond money from Proposition 1, to expedite a couple of water storage projects. The bill would set aside $2.7 billion...
- Posted January 23, 2016