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Saturday, 08 October 2016 05:59

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  • Governor signs bill creating new water agency

    Aquafornia

    The way water is acquired and distributed throughout the Santa Clarita Valley changed forever Sunday when Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill creating one new all-encompassing water district for the SCV.View Original Article

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  • Wildfire scorches 147 acres along Mad River

    Aquafornia

    Over the weekend, 147 acres along the Mad River just north of state Route 36 were scorched by the River Fire. It’s estimated to be fully contained by Tuesday as crews continue to put out hot spots in the area, according to Six Rivers National Forest spokesperson Bridget Litten.View Original Article

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  • Dog refuses to leave rescue goats during fire

    Aquafornia

    The family’s pump house was destroyed, leaving them without fresh water. And all of the structures on the property were “decimated.”View Original Article

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  • With OK From EPA, use of weedkiller expected to double

    Aquafornia

    The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it will let farmers keep spraying the weedkilling chemical dicamba on Monsanto’s new dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. The decision is a victory for the biotech giant and the farmers who want to use the company’s newest weedkilling technology.View Original Article

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  • Arizona tribes could lease Colorado River water to areas for development

    Aquafornia

    The clear waters of the Colorado River flow gently through the Headgate Rock diversion dam while boaters and Jet Skiers play upstream in front of the Blue Water Resort and Casino. The dam quietly siphons off almost one fourth of Arizona’s share of Colorado River water and sends it to nearby fields of alfalfa and cotton on the reservation of the Colorado River Indian Tribes.View Original Article

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  • DWR: ‘Can’t say with certainty’ whether spillway ramp will reopen

    Aquafornia

    The state Department of Water Resources intends to open the spillway boat launch ramp after construction at the dam is complete, but there is a possibility it will stay out of commission, according to a department official. The spillway boat launch is the largest on the lake, with up to 12 lanes when the water is high enough.View Original Article

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  • Governor vetoes bill that would have closed loophole in CEQA

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    Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill from a Riverside assemblyman inspired by a massive warehouse complex planned for Moreno Valley. Brown’s office announced the veto of AB 890 on Monday, Oct. 16.View Original Article

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  • News Release: DWR releases 2017-18 Lake Oroville Flood Season Operations Plan

    Aquafornia

    The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today [October 16] released the operations plan for Lake Oroville during the 2017-18 rainy season to protect public safety while construction continues on the reservoir’s main and emergency spillways. The plan, which will guide reservoir operations between November 1 and April 2018, calls for DWR to maintain lower-than-average lake levels during the winter months to provide space for inflows and manage releases from the substantially reconstructed main spillway. PDF Attachment

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  • News Release: Reclamation and Fish and Wildlife Service announce availability of grants to help listed species

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    The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have announced the opportunity to apply for grant funding for projects that would improve conditions for federal Endangered Species Act-listed species and their habitats impacted by the Central Valley Project. The CVP, owned and operated by Reclamation, is one of the world’s largest water storage and conveyance systems. The grants are funded by the Central Valley Project Conservation Program and Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program.View Original Article

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  • South Yuba River Citizens League to lead salmon tours

    Aquafornia

    Registration has opened for the South Yuba River Citizens League’s 2017 Salmon Tours. SYRCL’s River Science staff, trained naturalists, and river guides from Environmental Traveling Companions will take participants for a float trip down the lower Yuba to see spawning salmon on Oct. 28.View Original Article

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