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Saturday, 08 October 2016 05:59

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  • DWP, reeling from scandals and FBI raids, gets a new watchdog office

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    Months after federal investigators raided the Los AngelesDepartment of Water and Power, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursdayannounced the creation of an inspector general’s office at theutility.View Original Article

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  • Blog: A special weir for special fish

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    Our fabricators recently constructed two custom weirscommissioned by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s LahontanNational Fish Hatchery Complex… The weirs are part of areintroduction program to restore Lahontan cutthroat trout inthe Truckee River watershed on Glen Alpine Creek, a tributaryof Fallen Leaf Lake in El Dorado County, CA.View Original Article

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  • Friday Top of the Scroll: Could “black swan” events spawned by climate change wreak havoc in the Colorado River Basin?

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    The Colorado River Basin’s 20 years of drought and the dramaticdecline in water levels at the river’s key reservoirs havepressed water managers to adapt to challenging conditions. Buteven more extreme — albeit rare — droughts or floods that couldoverwhelm water managers may lie ahead in the Basin as theeffects of climate change take hold, say a group of scientists.View Original Article

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  • LADWP may support opening Rowena Reservoir to the public

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    The agency … says it’s “open to the concept” of allowing thepublic access to the park-like grounds with decorative lagoons,waterfalls, palm trees and walking paths. But there are severalnotable caveats, including that it won’t pay a dime for makingthe property accessible and that such a development wouldn’tinterfere with operations.View Original Article

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  • Toxic algae spotted at Elk Grove’s Camden Lakes

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    A popular Elk Grove neighborhood destination has testedpositive for the toxic blue-green algae that fatally sickeneddogs across the country this summer.View Original Article

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  • Northern California tour to include update on Camp Fire impacts to Paradise water system

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    The deadliest and most destructive wildfire in Californiahistory had a severe impact on the water system in the town ofParadise. Participants on our Oct. 2-4 Northern California Tourwill hear from Kevin Phillips, general manager of ParadiseIrrigation District, on the scope of the damages, the obstaclesto recovery and the future of the water district.View Original Article

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  • Bioreactors to the rescue in polluted California wetlands

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    Farmers clearly appreciate the yields that fertilizersfacilitate, but many acknowledge that these chemicals aretainting the land and water. Enter the Central Coast WetlandsGroup and the Coastal Conservation and Research, Inc. and theirnew bioreactor designed to process agricultural runoff, turningalgae-bloom-triggering waste into benign nitrogen gas.View Original Article

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  • Opinion: Farms, the environment, and the future of water

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    If we don’t manage groundwater pumping, levels of groundwateras well as rivers and streams will decline, compromising thewildlife, farms and cities that depend on them. By managing ourgroundwater with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, weare plugging leaks in the system.View Original Article

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  • Volunteers wanted for 11th annual Great Sierra River Cleanup

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    Volunteers are needed for the 11th annual Great Sierra RiverCleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 21. Coordinatedby the Sierra Nevada Conservancy along with a variety of localcommunity groups, and in conjunction with the CaliforniaCoastal Cleanup Day, this event focuses on keeping Sierrawaterways clean and promoting community stewardship.Related article:Fairfield Daily Republic: Delta Week includes cleanup day with single SolanositeSonoma West: 32nd annual Russian River Watershed Clean-up is Sept.21View Original Articleread more

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  • California protects itself from Trump’s rollback of Clean Water Act

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    The Trump administration rolled back a key provision of theClean Water Act on Thursday, doing away with protections formany wetlands and streams across the country… The repeal ofthe Waters of the United States rule, however, will notdirectly affect landowners and businesses in California. Stateregulators in April passed a sweeping wetlands policy thatsecured state oversight of California’s waterways…View Original Article

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