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Saturday, 08 October 2016 05:59

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  • Interior secretary tells greens he’ll make ‘grand pivot’ to conservation

    Aquafornia

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke yesterday huddled with more than two dozen conservation group leaders, including some of his staunchest critics, in his latest bid to generate both ideas and support for his ambitious departmental reorganization plans. … Also in attendance were Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt; Susan Combs, the acting assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks; and Greg Sheehan, the principal deputy director of the Fish and Wildlife Service (Greenwire, March 30).View Original Article

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  • Twin Lakes State Beach improvement project draws to a close

    Aquafornia

    Just inside the construction site, however, improved beach access, new room for vehicle parking, a pedestrian walkway and ocean-themed bench walls beckoned to visitors. Less visibly, sunk beneath the sand near the road’s edge, a new underground stabilization wall sat tied into the area’s into underlying bedrock, ready for the harshest projected winter storm lashings and sand shifting.View Original Article

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  • IID elections are coming up. Coachella Valley residents can’t vote.

    Aquafornia

    It’s been a tumultuous year for the Imperial Irrigation District. On the energy side, IID canceled tens of millions of dollars in contracts following allegations of financial conflicts of interest against the consultant ZGlobal Inc. On the water side, the publicly owned utility was jolted by a court ruling that could make it more difficult to limit the use of Colorado River water by Imperial Valley farmers.View Original Article

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  • Commentary: Why a bill before Congress is such a big threat to the Delta

    Aquafornia

    If you care about the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta or protecting California water rights, you should be very alarmed by something that just happened 3,000 miles away in the halls of Congress. Backed by southern California interests, the House Appropriations Committee just unveiled the fiscal year 2019 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill.View Original Article

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  • Warming waters push fish to cooler climes, out of some fishermen’s reach

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    The oceans are getting warmer and fish are noticing. Many that live along U.S. coastlines are moving to cooler water. New research predicts that will continue, with potentially serious consequences for the fishing industry.View Original Article

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  • Park Service signs deal to round up Death Valley’s wild burros

    Aquafornia

    The National Park Service said Thursday it has entered into a contract with Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, a Texas-based nonprofit, to round up and remove up to 2,500 wild burros from the [Death Valley National] park 100 miles west of Las Vegas. … They damage springs and vegetation, create a safety hazard on park roads and compete for food and water with desert bighorn sheep and other native animals.View Original Article

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  • News Release: Reclamation awards contract for construction to modify Howard Prairie Dam, Oregon

    Aquafornia

    The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $5,900,000 contract on April 6 to Natt McDougall Company, a small business from Portland, for construction services to modify Howard Prairie Dam near Ashland. … “This construction project is necessary to limit the risk of seismic failure of the dam,” said Regional Dam Safety Coordinator Chris Regilski. “The work will enable Howard Prairie Dam to continue to effectively provide water for irrigation and power.”View Original Article

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  • Work on powerhouse means higher flows on stretch of North Fork

    Aquafornia

    Water will be flowing higher and faster than normal on a stretch of the North Fork of the Feather River starting Monday. PG&E said flows from Belden Reservoir on Caribou Road to the Belden Powerhouse on Highway 70 in Plumas County will rise for a few weeks.View Original Article

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  • News Release: DWR forms partnership for design and construction of WaterFix

    Aquafornia

    Today [May 17] the Department of Water Resources (DWR) entered into a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement with the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA), forming a partnership for the design and construction of California WaterFix. “This agreement signals a key step toward implementation of WaterFix, and this partnership represents a true collaboration in the best interests of California,” said DWR Director Karla Nemeth.View Original Article

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  • Mammal Center cites harm if people touch young sea mammals

    Aquafornia

    Human interaction with young sea mammals on Marin and other state beaches is a problem each year, and Marine Mammal Center officials are now reminding people to stay away from the pups. Seal pups — in particular harbor seals — can suffer permanent harm if they are moved or if their mothers are scared off, scientists say.View Original Article

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