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pressrelease Agricultural Water Management Plan Guidebook Released by DWR for Water Suppliers’ Use
SACRAMENTO -- To help mid-sized farm water districts comply with Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s directive to prepare water management plans, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has updated its guidebook on preparation of such plans. DWR today released its final 2015 Agricultural Water Management Plan Guidebook, which farm water districts can use in preparing and submitting their required plans to DWR. First required by 2009 legislation, such plans include a detailed account of water supplies, demands and deliveries to farm customers, as well as a report on the efficient water management practices that have been adopted by the irrigation or water district. (08/03/2015)
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pressrelease Pyramid Lake Health Advisory Lifted
SACRAMENTO – The algal bloom in Pyramid Lake that prompted the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to issue a public advisory in June to avoid contact with the bloom has subsided. DWR officials said the public may resume recreational activities in the lake. (07/24/2015)
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pressrelease Public Comment Period on Revised Delta Conveyance Document Extended 60 Days
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Department of Water Resources and the Federal Bureau of Reclamation announced today a 60-day extension on the public comment period for the joint Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR)/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix. The public comment period began July 10. Originally scheduled to end on August 31, 2015, it is being extended to October 30, 2015. (07/22/2015)
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pressrelease DWR Releases Draft Rules for Changing Groundwater Basin Boundaries
SACRAMENTO – Historic legislation enacted by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. last year empowers local agencies to bring groundwater basins into sustainable patterns of pumping and recharge. Defining the boundaries of groundwater basins is crucial to implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. In another step forward in carrying out the law, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released for public review and comment draft regulations that establish a process for local agencies to follow should they seek to modify the boundaries of a groundwater basin. (07/17/2015)
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pressrelease Water Commission Adopts Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
SACRAMENTO – New California yards and commercial landscaping installed after December 1, 2015 will use up to a third less water on average under the rules of a model landscape ordinance adopted today by the California Water Commission. The revised ordinance will not apply to existing lawns and landscapes unless they are modified significantly after December 1. (07/15/2015)
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pressrelease DWR’s Water Efficiency Expert at Interactive CA State Fair Exhibits
When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10:00 – 12:00 noon, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
What: DWR’s water efficiency expert will be available for media interviews and tour of State Fair exhibits with hands-on demonstrations of simple ways to save water in kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms, and outdoor garden exhibit with equally simple tips to increase landscape irrigation efficiency, including how to keep shade-giving trees alive during drought. (07/13/2015)
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2015 DWR State Fair Exhibit DWR Offers Water-Saving Tips at California State Fair
SACRAMENTO – Experts from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) are helping visitors to the California State Fair put a dent in the state’s historic drought, with water-saving tips for their homes and yards.
The Department’s award-winning “Californians Don’t Waste – Save Water in Your Home” exhibit in the Counties Building offers fairgoers hands-on demonstrations of simple ways to save water in their kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms. A companion outdoor garden exhibit in the State Fair’s Farm section offers equally simple tips to increase landscape irrigation efficiency, including how to keep shade-giving trees alive during drought. (07/10/2015)
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DWR news release Notice of Availability for Partially Recirculated Draft EIR/ Supplemental Draft EIS ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released for public review a joint Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix. Public commenting on the document is open from July 10 until Monday, August 31, 2015. (07/09/2015)
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