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pressrelease Proposed Delta Tidal Habitat Restoration Project Environmental Review Documents Released
SACRAMENTO – As it works to restore some of the rich tidal wetland habitat that once dominated the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta landscape, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released the Prospect Island Tidal Habitat Restoration Project Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for a 45-day public review period. (08/23/2016)
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pressrelease East Porterville Homes Connected to Water System
EAST PORTERVILLE, CA – Dozens of East Porterville residents in Tulare County, often called “ground zero” of California’s drought, are now being connected to a new, permanent, sustainable source of water that will eliminate the need for State emergency water deliveries to homeowners with dry or contaminated wells.
As many as 1,800 homes in East Porterville with either no water or undrinkable contaminated water in their wells are expected to be connected to the City of Porterville’s water system by the end of 2017. Now under way is the project’s Phase 1A, during which up to 70 homes will receive water from City of Porterville distribution lines that were previously laid in East Porterville streets but had not been connected to homes. The first connection was made today. (08/19/2016)
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pressrelease Silverwood Lake Cleared for Recreation; Algal Bloom Test Results Fall below Caution Levels
SACRAMENTO – Swimming, boating and other water activities can resume at Silverwood Lake, a State Water Project reservoir in San Bernardino County, according to the Department of Water Resources (DWR). A no-swimming advisory was issued for Silverwood Lake on August 4 based on tests that found potentially harmful levels of microtoxins. Testing this week revealed those levels have fallen below the caution level. (08/19/2016)
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pressrelease First East Porterville Homes to Be Connected to Water System
Dozens of East Porterville residents soon will be connected to a new, permanent, sustainable source of water through the East Porterville Water Supply Project led by the California Department of Water Resources. The first connection is being made at 510 East River Avenue in East Porterville. The media are invited to observe and interview a homeowner, State and local agency participants and East Porterville community members. (08/18/2016)
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pressrelease Donner Lake Will Benefit from Water Exchange under Truckee River Operating Agreement
SACRAMENTO – The Truckee River Operating Agreement (TROA) implemented in December 2015 provides new mechanisms for federal, states (California and Nevada), tribal and local agencies to address unique and challenging water management issues. This week, parties to TROA exhibited flexibility and cooperation by agreeing to a series of water exchange transactions, allowed under TROA, to maintain higher water levels at Donner Lake through August. (08/09/2016)
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pressrelease Blue-Green Algal Bloom Persists in Silverwood Lake; Stay Out of the Water until Further Notice
SACRAMENTO – The cyanobacteria (blue-green) algal bloom in Silverwood Lake is persisting, according to the Department of Water Resources (DWR). Recent sampling for microcystin toxins in the water showed that levels have increased, and DWR and California State Parks are warning the public to stay out of the water until further notice. All water activity is prohibited, including swimming, wading, boating, waterskiing and jet-skiing. (08/09/2016)
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pressrelease Blue-Green Algae Blooms in Silverwood Lake; No-Swimming Advisory in Effect
SACRAMENTO – Swimmers, boaters and recreational users are urged to avoid direct contact with Silverwood Lake in San Bernardino County until further notice because of a cyanobacteria (blue-green) algal bloom. DWR continues to test the water and will update this advisory if conditions change. (08/04/2016)
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panel 2016 Annual IEP Workshop
The Interagency Ecological Program will be holding the 2016 Annual IEP Workshop on April 20-22, 2016 at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom, CA. For registration and additional information on this workshop click the link below. (02/01/2016)
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