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Research Tests How Rice Fields Can Benefit Fish

Mar 25, 2020 at 8:00am

Ag Alert. California Farm Bureau Federation, By Ching Lee

Winter-flooded rice fields already provide essential habitat for migratory birds, but could they also provide benefits to help the state's salmon populations?

East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has Retreated Almost 3 Miles Over Last 22 Years

Mar 23, 2020 at 8:00am

UCI, NASA scientists assess ice sheet with potential to raise global sea levels nearly 5 feet

DWR Provides Free, Fun Water Education Materials

Mar 23, 2020 at 9:00am

Looking for fun and free activities to do with your kids at home? Check out the Department of Water Resources (DWR) education materials webpage for free educational activities

Coronavirus: Bay Area Air Quality is Improving as People Stay Home

Mar 23, 2020 at 8:00am

The Mercury News, Paul Rogers

Fewer vehicles on the road, slowing economy lead to blue skies in Bay Area, China, Italy

We Can No Longer Rely on Historical Data to Predict Extreme Weather

Mar 19, 2020 at 9:00am

Popular Science, by Ula Chrobak

Floods and other dangerous weather extremes are only getting more intense and frequent as our climate warms. Historically, we’ve been able to predict these by looking to the past. But a new study published Wednesday in Science Advances reveals past extreme events is no longer a reliable predictor.

SGMA to Dry Up One-Fifth of Irrigated SJ Valley Farmland

Mar 23, 2020 at 9:00am

Western Farm Press, Todd Fitchette

Regulations could cost 85,000 jobs, cause $7 billion in farm losses, according to UC report.

SF Estuary Magazine Puts Spotlight on Watersheds, Delta fish, IRWM - March 2020

Mar 25, 2020 at 9:00am

San Francisco Estuary Partnership, ARIEL RUBISSOW OKAMOTO

The latest issue of San Francisco Estuary magazine features special coverage on the resiliency of watersheds.The issue includes a project to track salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon, and details on how integrated regional water management (IRWM) is keeping water flowing to Pajaro Valley farms.

'Miracle March': California's Sierra Nevada Pummeled By Feet of Snow

Mar 16, 2020 at 3:10pm

The Weather Channel, by Linda Lam

California's Sierra Nevada picked up several feet of snow, part of a "Miracle March" weather pattern which provided some relief in the form of water-providing snowpack after a record-dry February.

The Public Advised to NOT Flush Disinfecting Wipes, Paper Towels down Toilet – Throw Them Away instead

Mar 17, 2020 at 2:30pm

CA Water Board's News Advisory

State ’s Wastewater Treatment Plants May get Overwhelmed, Consumers may face in-home Plumbing Backups and Blockages. 

Coronavirus doesn’t jeopardize tap water, but it might be carried in raw sewage

Mar 17, 2020 at 2:10pm

The Orange County Register, by Martin Wisckol

Tap water is more strictly regulated than the bottled water being hoarded, officials say.

California’s Governance Innovation for Groundwater Sustainability

Mar 9, 2020 at 5:00pm

Legal Planet, by Anita Milman and Michael Kiparsky

For the past several years, California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act has been the talk, not only of the town and of the state, but also of the national and international groundwater and environmental policy community.

The State of Salmon in California: Once tremendously abundant, California wild salmon are now on the brink of extinction

Mar 11, 2020 at 4:15pm

Chinook, coho and steelhead were once tremendously abundant in most of California’s major rivers and streams. As recently as the 1960s, salmon and steelhead were so plentiful in streams that horses would get spooked trying to cross.