Tag Archives: conservation

Valley Water District Relocates Threatened Steelhead

Last month Valley Water biologists rescued federally threatened Central California Coast Steelhead from Coyote Creek and relocated them to a more suitable environment in the Coyote watershed ahead of the drawdown of Anderson Reservoir on Oct. 1. “This is an example of Valley Water’s commitment to protecting sensitive and threatened …

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Reclamation Working to Streamline NHPA Compliance

The Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) Policy and Programs office is working on an effort to streamline the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 compliance on water distribution infrastructure, including ditches and canals. Reclamation sent a letter of intent to request a “program comment” to the Advisory Council on Historic …

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California/Nevada Tahoe Science Advisory Council elevates efforts to protect and restore Lake Tahoe

Nevada and California joined forces last week at the 24th annual Lake Tahoe Summit to advance the states’ shared priorities to protect and restore Lake Tahoe. The combined pressures of climate change, population growth, and increased visitation have severely strained the Tahoe basin’s transportation infrastructure system, undermining the health of …

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Study finds wastewater treatment plants could profit by processing food waste while reducing greenhouse gases

A new report issued earlier this week by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CAEPA) shows that at least half of California’s landfill-bound food waste could be processed at the state’s wastewater treatment plants and serve as an innovative power source. Waste can be “co-digested” at these facilities, which involves adding organic wastes including …

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