This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
- Agency releases draft schedule and guidelines for Prop. 1 grant applications
- Web site changes make it easier to apply for drinking water project funding
- Drought response workshop to be held in Irvine next week
- USGS posts results of study on nation’s groundwater quality
- Independent panel set to focus on water use efficiency in the landscape industry
- Water and climate change sections featured in new California’s Future report
- Roundtable to look at socioeconomic relationship of forests and communities
This report describes Proposition 1, reviews the Governor’s proposals to implement the bond, identifies key implementation principals, and recommends steps for the Legislature to ensure that the bond is implemented effectively.
California Drought: Jerry Brown unveils proposal on how to start spending $7.5 billion water bond – San Jose Mercury News. Click here for article.
Western Confluence includes water-related articles include Irrigation Efficiencies Reduce Return Flows, Measuring Return Flows, and Recharging Aquifers to Sustain Water Supplies.
The 2014 California Extreme Precipitation Symposium was held in June 2014 at UC Davis. The theme for the Symposium was “Estimating Probable Maximum Precipitation in Mountainous Watersheds.” The Symposium proceedings, including presentations and audio, can be found here.
DWR sets initial groundwater basin prioritization; Guidelines posted for $5 million in flood emergency response grants: Click here for full newsletter.
Report identifying groundwater basins with potential water shortages, gaps in groundwater monitoring, monitoring of land subsidence, and agricultural land fallowing. Click here for report. Click here for interactive groundwater map.
Interesting USGS website that graphically visualizes State, Federal and Tribal observations of the water cycle to help understand the effect of drought on rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. Click here to learn more about water use and changes in the water cycle due to the current drought in California.
The Upper Feather River Regional Water Management Group is requesting assistance in collecting information to support the current update of the 2005 Upper Feather River Integrated Regional Water Management Plan. You are invited to submit data, studies and/or reports related to the Upper Feather River watershed and its communities. The information and data collected through this effort will build upon the baseline conditions contains in the existing Plan and further the development of the Plan Update, particularly in preparing the regional description and and baseline conditions within the Upper Feather River basin. Click for more information regarding the “Call for Science and Technical Studies.” Please contact us with any questions and/or to submit information.