Planning Tool for Local Water Managers Released for Public Comment

Draft groundwater management rules released by DWR, public comment ends Oct. 7

The Department of Water Resources have released updated draft guidance for local water managers in developing state-mandated water management plans for public comment. These new elements for the urban and agricultural water management plans reflect lessons learned from the 2014 – 2017 drought, advances in water measurement technology, and a …

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San Luis Reservoir Reopens, but with Algal Advisory

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) reopened State Water Project facilities at San Luis Reservoir after the recent closures due to nearby fires. However, a algal bloom warning advisory has been issued at O’Neill Forebay and a caution advisory is in effect for the San Luis Reservoir in Merced County. …

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Cal Water Recommends Residents Flush Taps

As residents begin returning home from the mandatory evacuations caused by the River Fire, California Water Service (Cal Water) recommends customers flush their taps briefly before use to move water that had been stagnant out of their household pipes. While the water system itself was not impacted by the fire …

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Harder, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Improve Water Management with Airborne Snow Observation Program

Last week Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) and Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced the Snow Water Supply Forecasting Program Authorization Act to establish an airborne snow observatory (ASO) and measurement program within the Department of the Interior. Without accurate readings, water managers could be forced to unnecessarily release water from reservoirs or …

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