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.
On November 7, 2014, the U.S. Drought Monitor authors and the California State Climatologist met at UC Davis to talk about 1) how the U.S. Drought monitor is updated weekly; and 2) how local expert knowledge, real time ranch impacts, and other relevant data can be used to inform the U.S Drought Monitor. They also shared new information on California Ranchers’ perceptions and experiences with drought, new livestock feeding strategies during drought, and seasonal weather forecasts for California.
Watch the webcast videos here:
Special Edition ~~California Water Plan Update 2013 Release~~
Details on today’s release of California Water Plan Update 2013
- Links to:
- Water Plan Highlights booklet
- Elements of the first three volumes
- A Water Plan navigation guide
- The introduction of a new newsletter feature, the Weekly Splash
The next Regional Water Management Group meeting will be held November 14th at 1 p.m. in the Plumas County Planning Conference Room, 555 Main Street, Quincy, California. Click here to download the meeting agenda packet.