Author Archives: Uma Hinman

California Water Plan Enews – 9/2/15

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Three groundwater update chapters posted, webinar to be held next week
  • Final meeting on basin boundary modification set for tomorrow
  • Water video explains the value of services provided by utilities
  • Mountain counties association to take a look at water issues in the Delta
  • Save the date for a workshop on a list of priority natural resources
  • Desalination strategies and technologies highlight two-day conference

El Nino Likely No Help For Northern California’s Reservoirs – 8/26/15

Don’t expect El Niño to end the drought or increase rain and snow in Northern California.

“The strongest signal for El Niño for the storm track to increase in activity is for Southern California,” says Meteorologist Michelle Mead, with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. “California is a pretty large state, and, while we do have reservoirs in Southern California, the major reservoirs that are responsible for the water management of the state are actually located in Northern California.” Click here for full article.

Newly Updated Drought Tips for Farmers – 8/26/15

DAVIS, Calif. — Drought strategies for managing alfalfa and many other crops are available free from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. As California endures a fourth year of drought and ever-tightening water supplies, water-management strategies have become even more critical to farmers.

To help farmers make the best use of the water they have available, a series of new and updated drought tips fact sheets has been developed by UC ANR scientists and funded by the California Department of Water Resources. Click here for full article.

California Water Plan ENEWS – 8/26/15

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:

  • California’s drought response to be examined at joint agency workshop
  • More materials from draft UWMP Guidebook hearing posted online
  • New date set for webinar on four chapters of Groundwater Update 2013
  • DWR releases draft guidelines for groundwater planning, and basin grants
  • NASA radar images reveal Central Valley land subsidence
  • Groundwater association offers a symposium on creating a sustainability plan
  • Delta Plan performance measures on the next agenda for the DSC
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