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.

Californians you just voted yourselves a $7-billion-plus water bond measure What happens now – LA Times

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~~ Click here to read today’s special edition of the Water Plan eNews. 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.

Click the link below to download this week’s Water Plan eNews. Topics include: All IRWM stakeholders invited to next month’s DWR workshop Secretary Laird urges participation for action on integrated water management Pentagon provides roadmap for plan to deal with climate change Annual report calls for California to adopt wide-ranging water strategy Webinars will offer guidance on general plan flood risk amendments Plugging leaks and reducing loss is the focus of a water utility workshop

Get involved in the Upper Feather River IRWM Planning Process! By the Regional Water Management Group for the Upper Feather River Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Update. Water is on our minds this year with the continuing drought, wildfires, a new water bond and new groundwater laws. It’s time for us to get together and talk about our water future in the Upper Feather River region. We have the opportunity to collect our thoughts and propose actions for inclusion in the update of our 2005 Integrated Regional Water Management Plan. Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) is a collaborative effort to identify and implement water management solutions on a regional scale that increase regional self-reliance, cooperative problem solving, and manage water to improve social, environmental, and economic conditions in our region. The goals of the Statewide IRWM Program are: To encourage integrated regional strategies for management of water resources To meet…

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