Monday, November 11, 2019

Economic Analysis: Farmers, Water Districts Show Resilience in Handling Drought

California agriculture is showing more resilience to the state’s historic drought than many had anticipated, according to an analysis released this week. The report from...

New Surface Storage/Infrastructure Needed to Help Recharge Groundwater Basins

Expanding opportunities to recharge groundwater will require new surface storage and infrastructure to store and convey water to recharge areas, according to the latest...

Emergency Water Package Passes Legislature

A $1 billion emergency relief drought package passed the Legislature this week and was expected to be signed by the Governor. California has entered the...

Water Board Expands Emergency Rules; Emergency Drought Legislation Announced

With a fourth year of severe drought conditions looming, state water regulators this week expanded emergency water rules and the Governor and legislative leaders...

CalChamber Actively Seeks California Water Solutions

The persistent drought has made water issues a very high priority for California voters, according to a recent poll. For the California Chamber of...

Water Storage Projects Move a Step Closer to Gaining California Bond Funding

Eight of 11 water storage projects seeking funding from a bond measure approved by voters in 2014 advanced to the next phase of the...

Governor Orders 25% Water Use Reduction, Calls for Increased Enforcement Statewide

Last week, as the early April survey found no snow at a key Sierra location for the first time in 75 years, the Governor...

Drought-Proof Water Supply Bill Pending in Assembly Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that sets a state goal to promote desalination is awaiting a hearing in the Assembly Water, Parks and...

Drought Outlook Brighter; Conservation Mandate Continues

December snow and rain helped brighten California’s water outlook as the new year began, but the drought deficit is far from being filled. Even while...

The Blob: Wet or Dry Year in 2020?

The Blob is back in the Pacific Ocean. The Blob is a massive pool of water that is warmer than normal in the Pacific...

Water Board Must Let Governor, Public Weigh in on Wetlands Regulations

The California State Water Resources Board plans to adopt controversial state wetlands regulations in early April.

Water: CalChamber Backs 2 Good Proposals Sent to Governor, Stops 3 Misguided Bills

As the drought continued to scorch California, regulatory actions such as mandatory conservation measures took center stage, lessening the number of water bills introduced...

Defining Wetlands: Process Leaves Questions Unanswered

It was clear toward the end of the March 5 workshop on the proposed controversial wetlands regulations that the State Water Resources Control Board...

Water Storage Project Funding Requests Fare Better in Second Round of Reviews

The California Water Commission is moving closer to approving requests for funding from Proposition 1, the 2014 ballot measure authorizing $2.7 billion for investments...

CalChamber Urges U.S. Senators to Support New Tools to Speed Needed Water Projects

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging a U.S. Senate policy committee to authorize new federally backed tools to help local agencies advance critically...