In Case You Missed It: Bay-Delta News & Issues

Sacramento Bee: Only 17 percent of California still in drought, monitor says

Ceres Courier: Anthony Cannella: OUR PRECIOUS RESOURCE IS JUST FLOWING AWAY

San Jose Mercury News: Winter storms pour pollution into San Francisco Bay, Delta

Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam’s flood-control manual hasn’t been updated for half a century

Los Angeles Times: The Oroville Dam disaster is yet another example of California’s decline

Sacramento Bee: Water, water everywhere in California – and not enough reservoir space to store it

AP: California snowpack at drought-busting level, water managers say

Stockton Record: SJ County set to declare simultaneous flood, drought emergencies

Stockton Record: Stockton East Water District: State water board ignores everyone but themselves

San Jose Mercury News: Sierra Nevada snowpack is biggest in 22 years — and more snow is on the way

AgAlert: Release or store? Agencies manage reservoir flows

KCRA 3 News : Sites Reservoir project takes step forward

Sacramento Bee: One month of storms erases big chunk of California’s snow-water deficit

San Francisco Chronicle: Even after epic storms, groundwater still depleted by drought

Water Deeply: Big Rains Bring Both Good and Bad News for Salmon

Capital Public Radio: California Groundwater Levels Remain Critically Low

Sacramento Bee: ‘Exceptional drought’ is over in California

Sacramento Bee: Folsom Lake less than half full after recent rains. Residents ask: Why so dry?

Los Angeles Times: In a major improvement, nearly half of California no longer in drought

Manteca Bulletin: EATING ENDANGERED SPECIES

Ag alert: CVP remains cautious on water allocation

Los Angeles Times: Gov. Brown declares state of emergency after storms cause flooding, erosion, highway damage

Water Deeply: Five Things to Know About California’s Drought After Big Storms

San Francisco Chronicle: SF needs to plan for drier future

CBS Sacramento: California Rain Welcome, But Not Enough To Keep Up With Groundwater Demand

Fresno Bee: San Luis Reservoir in California could fill for first time in six years

Modesto Bee: Maximum flows not achieving maximum benefits for Stanislaus salmon

Modesto Bee: Study: Salmon don’t want too much water

CBS Sacramento: Wasted Opportunity? Farmers Frustrated As Water From Recent Rains Released

Capital Press: Calif.’s State Water Project increases allocation to 60 percent

San Jose Mercury News : California drought continues to shrink, federal government says

Los Angeles Times: California has the snow. It just needs to keep it frozen

Manteca Bulletin: PULSE FLOWS A BIT FISHY

San Jose Mercury News: California storms: State to keep conservation rules for now

Sacramento Bee: Sacramento County supervisors declare state of emergency due to storm damage

Capital Public Radio : Uncertainty Over How Recent Storms Impacted Salmon Population

Bloomberg: Drought-to-Drenched California Faces H20 Balancing Act

Water Deeply: Why the Environment Needs Water Markets

AP: GOP takes aim at Endangered Species Act

Sacramento Bee: Kathy Tiegs and Brent Hastey: Water infrastructure bill is a landmark moment for California

The Bakersfield Californian: LOIS HENRY: Water, water everywhere, but can we keep it?

Sacramento Bee: Dan Walters: Drought and storms prove again California needs more storage

Los Angeles Times: From drought to deluge: How one California river tells the story of a waning drought

Courthouse News Service: Despite Storms, Calif. Experts Say State Still in Drought

Eastbay Times: Bay Area flooding: Multiple Delta levee breaches reported

NPR: As rains soak California, farmers test how to store water underground

Sacramento Bee: Is the drought over? It’s looking that way in Northern California

Stockton Record: Storm surge: Levees under patrol as water problems in Delta grow

Water Deeply: Why Record Precipitation May Not Be a Cure-All for California Water Issues

KRCR News : Project to help salmon in Sacramento River complete

ACWA: Brown’s Budget Proposal Contains Funds for Drought and Other Key Water Issues

The Bakersfield Californian: Vince Fong: Kern County’s priorities should be Sacramento’s priorities

SF Gate: Before-and-after photos show California storm’s insane impact on water levels

Fresno Bee: Farmers and water districts hope storm runoff can help replenish underground supplies

San Jose Mercury News: California storms add 350 billion gallons to parched reservoirs

Sacramento Bee: The worst of the storms is over. Here’s what’s next for California

Sacramento Bee: Sacramento Regional Sanitation District seeks next rate hike for wastewater plant upgrade project

The Bakersfield Californian: Dean Flores: Rain is here: What’s the plan to capture it?

Capital Research Center: Invasion of the Species

CBS Sacramento: Sacramento Weir Will Open For First Time In 11 Years To Flood Yolo Bypass

New York Times: California Today: Severe Flooding, But Does That Mean Drought Relief?

Stockton Record: Delta pumping continues amid fish worries

Fresno Bee: Water flows from Friant Dam as officials and farmers call for more storage

Sacramento Bee: Obama says full speed ahead on Delta tunnels project

Fresno Bee: Water savings in urban California slip a bit in November

Valley Public Radio: With Trump As President Could Temperance Flat Become A Reality?

ABC 30 – Fresno: VALLEY FARMERS HAVE HIGH HOPES ABOUT FIRST STORM AFTER CONGRESS SIGNS NEW WATER BILL INTO LAW

Hanford Sentinel : Valadao introduces major water bill

Modesto Bee: River flow critics question fish data

ACWA: San Joaquin River Flows Proposal Examined in Hearing

Manteca Bulletin: Contrary to what LA may think ‘we’ get it in the 209

Sacramento Bee: Despite recent storms, California’s ‘snow drought’ continues

Los A Times: After six years of drought, this is the winter weather we’re ‘supposed to be getting,’ meteorologists say

AP: California snowpack surveyed as indicator of drought

Water Deeply: Water in the West: The Most Popular Water Deeply Stories of 2016

KRCR News: Shasta Dam will be decreasing water releases

Redding Record Searchlight: Water releases from Shasta Dam doubled

High Country News: House Republicans want to ‘repeal and replace’ the ESA

Livermore Independent: Final EIR on Delta Fix Released

Sacramento Bee: Aubrey Bettencourt: What state water board is doing wrong

Chico Eneterprise Record: Editorial: State water solution starts by doing the obvious

AP: Water officials: California drought still not over

Sacramento Bee: Electronic readings of Sierra snowpack: 10.5 inches, 72 percent of Dec. 27 average

New York Times: California Today: A Battle Over the San Joaquin River

Water Deeply: The Seven Key Things That Happened in California Water in 2016

KPBS: KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Halfway Through Wet Season, Where Does CA Stand?

Los Angeles Times: Powerful storm brings road closures and record rainfall to Southern California

Sacramento Bee: With environmental review finalized, could construction on the Delta tunnels begin in 2018?

Tracy Press: State’s plan for Delta could cost Tracy

Modesto Bee: Modesto-area farmers, residents make impassioned plea to water board

Modesto Bee: Stanislaus makes its case on the rivers

Lodi News-Sentinel: The people of San Joaquin County have spoken; let’s hope regulators will listen

KCRA 3 News: Hundreds pour into Modesto center for hearing on river flows

Ag Alert: Farmers describe problems with river-flow plan

Fresh Fruit Portal: California: Western Growers applauds passage of water bill into law

Modesto Bee: Tell the state it needs a better plan to share our water

Modesto Bee: Merced crowd decries river flow plan

Merced Sun Star: Fed-up farmers drive tractors to protest at state water board hearing

Sacramento Bee: Obama signs water bill; what does it mean for the Delta?

Visalia Times Delta: Water bill to speed pumping south of Delta

Fresno Bee: With much less water, much of north Valley will suffer

Modesto Bee: Our View: If the state carries out its plan, our region will suffer

Manteca Bulletin: Fight over Stanislaus River water: Fish vs. cities & agriculture

Stockton Record : Leaders, farmers, residents plea against Delta water plan

Manteca Bulletin: Stanislaus River fish on upswing on hearing’s eve

Sacramento Bee: What does the new federal water bill mean for California? For one, a big win for farmers

ABC 10: Wet weather rapidly filling Folsom Lake

Manteca Bulletin: Destroying the 209 to ‘save’ salmon

Manteca Bulletin: SSJID: Look at the data

San Francisco Chronicle: Mike Wade: Why the Bay Area should care about Central Valley water

Los Angeles Times: A problem ‘too big to ignore’ — how years of congressional wrangling led to a water compromise

McClatchy DC: After years of drama, farmers score a big win in California water battle

Modesto Bee: Editorial: Feinstein has it right, this is a good water deal

Stockton Record: The big water bill and what you need to know about it

Los Angeles Times: Could rice fields save endangered salmon in the Sacramento Valley?

Orange County Breeze: MWDOC Directors urge support for critical water project

Sacramento Bee: House approves California water plan that splits state’s Democratic senators

The Fish Site: Study Finds Salmon Migration Affected by Fear

Daily Republic: Scientists know why Chinook lab results did not match natural data

ABC 10: The Sacramento Delta’s dirty little secret

The Bakersfield Californian: LOIS HENRY: One more try for federal fixes to California’s water woes

The Daily Kos: Two top California water officials retire amidst increasing opposition to Delta Tunnels

Sacramento Bee: California water conservation slips again. Here’s how much

Redding Record Searchlight: River project to aid endangered salmon

Capital Press: Group accuses water allocators of depriving farm-dependent species

Manteca Bulletin: State’s river flow plan flawed on many levels

Modesto Bee: Mike Dunbar: Would Times like some facts with that Kool-Aid?

Modesto Bee: Merced critics get a jump on river flow hearing

Modesto Bee: Modesto may hire lawyers to challenge Tuolumne River plan

Los Angeles Times: Fall snow, rains have ‘satisfied the drought debt’ in Northern Sierra Nevada, climatologist says

Fresno Bee: Federal water for tiny fish leave other species high and dry

Sacramento Bee: A grand compromise for the Delta outlined

AP: California’s new water conservation plan focuses on cities

Sacramento Bee: As Californians become less vigilant about saving water, state eyes stricter standards

Water Deeply: Jay Lund: The Coming Droughts of California in 2017

Stockton Record: Drought:Wet fall helps, but real test begins now

Visalia Times-Delta: Waterwise: Water allocation a dreary 20%

Appeal Democrat: Fish fuel: Looking to flooded rice fields as a new source of food

Sacramento Bee: Who likes state’s plan to keep more water for fish in California rivers? Practically nobody

Capital Public Radio: Concerns Raised Over California’s Plan To Provide More Water For Fish

Merced Sun-Star: Hilmar FFA members argue to state panel against raising river flows

Stockton Record: First hearing for river flows plan; Stockton gets next session

AP : Initial state water allocation set at 20 Percent

Sacramento Bee: Wettest start in 30 years to rainy season in Northern California, but don’t forget the drought

California Ag Today: Les Grober Explains Increasing San Joaquin River Flows

Stockton Record : To save SF Bay and its dying Delta, state aims to replumb California

Modesto Bee: Sides brace for hearing on river flow plan

Modesto Bee: Aubrey Bettencourt: State lies about our rivers, Delta to feed its craving for ever more water

Sacramento Bee: Desert and farm, water drainage and a new deal in the Central Valley

Sacramento Bee: California rejects measure that threatened water tunnels project

Los Angeles Times: Voters narrowly reject Proposition 53 and future votes on big infrastructure projects

ACWA: Assembly Committee Hearing Examines Progress on Prop. 1 Water Storage Regulations

Modesto Bee: Mike Dunbar: Economics of state’s water grab don’t add up

Fresno Bee: Valley water challenges are in GOP’s hands now

KQED: Trump’s Pledge to ‘Open Up the Water’ for Valley Farms: Easier Said Than Done

The Turlock Journal: County officials get closer look at implications of State Water Board proposal

Sacramento Bee: Trump promised California farmers more water. Can he deliver?

Sacramento Bee: Another step in long march toward California water deal in Congress

KCRA 3 News: Is this the end of water hyacinth in Delta?

Stockton Record Net: Supervisors assail state water flow plan

Capitol Weekly: Delta tunnels: A steady trickle of progress

Manteca Bulletin: The Molotov cocktail the state is tossing

Sacramento Bee: Is Sites Reservoir a savior for the Sacramento Valley – or a Delta tunnels project in disguise?

Water Deeply: New Report Offers Framework for California Delta Restoration

Stockton Record : Future look for the Delta?

Sacramento Bee: Can California’s winter run salmon be saved from extinction? Numbers this year show promise.

Los Angeles Times: La Niña has arrived, with little rain in store for Southern California

AP: California measure on state mega-projects trailing slightly

Capital Press: Western weather is a month ahead of the calendar

ABC News: California’s Drought Divide _ Rainy North, Dry South

Capital Press: Record October rainfall in California a tough act to follow

San Jose Mercury News : Reservoir expansion could store water for millions in Bay Area

Fresno Bee: Without water, the San Joaquin Valley withers

Stockton Record: Cortopassi’s race nears finish line as showdown with Gov. Brown draws big bucks

Courthouse News Service: Judge Delays Ruling on Calif. Water Standards

Sacramento Bee: October rains lift 12 percent of California out of drought status – highest since March 2013

Los Angeles Times: Water conservation improved in September but is still worse than in 2015

New York Times: California Today: The Proposition That Has Jerry Brown Up in Arms

Capital Public Radio: Reservoir Levels Rise In California With Record October Rainfall

Sacramento Bee: ‘Pee on 53’ – Brown invokes Sutter against measure on Delta tunnels

Los Angeles Times: This man is bankrolling a California ballot measure to force voter approval on big bonds. Would that kill projects like high-speed rail?

AP: California farmer’s measure takes on Jerry Brown’s legacy

San Francisco Chronicle: Wet fall changes everything for Northern California

Manteca Bulletin: Twilight Zone: State Water Control Board & ‘saving’ fish

Sacramento Bee: It’s Sacramento’s 12th wettest October – and we’re not done

Bakersfield Californian: LOIS HENRY: New groundwater world a scary, confusing place

Ag Alert: Sacramento River report adds to water concerns

Fairfield Daily Republic: State releases report for Delta, Sacramento River basin water flows

Chico Enterprise Record: First step taken on setting minimum Sacramento River flows

San Francisco Chronicle: Regulators propose leaving more water in California’s rivers

Capital Press: Groups argue proposal would rescind water rights

Modesto Bee: Hundreds rise in defense of the region’s rights to water

Merced Sun-Star: Jim Costa: Food does not come from a grocery store

KCRA 3: Water board, farm bureau differ on approach to Delta fish

Modesto Bee: State water plan is ‘idiocy,’ OID official says

Manteca Bulletin: THEY WANT EVEN MORE WATER

Court News Service: Water Board Propels ‘Fish Over Farms’ in Delta Plan

Sacramento Bee: California eyes more Sacramento River water for fish, less for farms, cities

Manteca Bulletin: SSJID: Plan is about taking water, period

Stockton Record: Poking holes in water plan

Stockton Record: South San Joaquin farmers say ‘no’ to flow plan

Merced Sun Star: Gray urges public to speak out against Bay-Delta Plan

Modesto Bee: Be weir-y: Valley, ag getting Water Board-ed by fish flow plans

Los Angeles Times: One word to describe the last water year? Dry

Sacramento Bee: Will California see a wet winter? Forecasters call it a ‘crapshoot’

Turlock Journal: Local legislators deliver over 3,000 petitions to State Water Board

The Ceres Courier: REGION UP IN ARMS OVER WATER SCALE BACK PLAN STUDY

MyMotherLode.com: Will New Plan Fate New Melones To Future Dead Pool Levels?

Redding Record Searchlight: Agencies try new tack to help salmon in Sacramento River

Water Deeply: California WaterFix Protects Ecosystems and Improves Infrastructure

Modesto Bee: Gov. Brown is right, we must ‘agree’ on rivers

Modesto Bee: Valley lawmakers blast river flow proposal

Central Valley Business Journal: Valley lawmakers delivery petitions opposing water proposal

Ag Alert: Farmers consider impacts of river plan

Ventura County Star: Editorial: Water wars aren’t just about fish

Modesto Bee: Olsen and Gray: What alternatives do we have after state water board demands?

Modesto Bee: Hammer falling on everyone who relies on our rivers

Ag Alert: Commentary: Real-world efforts hold hope for salmon, farmers

Wall Street Journal: California to Save More Water for Endangered Fish

Modesto Bee: Ag still faces hit in updated river flow proposal

Sacramento Bee: An era of limits: California proposes steering more water to fish, less to farms, cities

Los Angeles Times: A plan to keep rivers flowing for fish triggers another water fight

Stockton Record: Big splash for SJ River

AP: California fish may get more water from overtapped rivers

Capital Public Radio: California Would Provide More Water To Fish Under Plan

Sacramento Bee: Felicia Marcus: Seeking a better way to share rivers among people, wildlife

Modesto Bee: How much water will state ask for today?

Modesto Bee: Mike Dunbar: Day of reckoning for our rivers

Sacramento Bee: Dan Morain: Facing the realities of limited water supplies

Porterville Recorder: Let’s avoid a man-caused drought

Water Deeply: How California Accounts for its Water Resources

San Diego Union Tribune: No on Prop. 53: It’s a cumbersome mess

The Bakersfield Californian: Kern County crop value dips after five years of growth

Lexology: Water Shortages Loom Large for California Farmers

Appeal Democrat: FEMA remapping may lead to insurance hikes

Forbes: How A Chicago Restaurant Opening Shed Light On Struggles Of Drought-Impacted California Farmers And Chefs

Central Valley Business Times: Down on the farm with Delta Stewardship Council Chairman Randy Fiorini

San Francisco Gate: La Niña no longer seen as likely this winter

Sacramento Bee: Beware of quick fix offered by wealthy farmer’s initiative

Water Deeply: Major Habitat Restoration Project Could Help Delta Fish

Monterey Herald: Editorial, Sept. 4, 2016: Vote no on Proposition 53, which would just add new problems

Sacramento Bee: Is the capsized Spirit of Sacramento polluting the Delta?

Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Thumbs down: Vote no on Prop 53

Water Deeply: Here’s What’s Happening to All That Water Bond Money

Fresno Bee: FEINSTEIN: Water relief is on the way – if Congress works together

Redding Record Searchlight: Sturgeon thriving where salmon struggling

Western Farm Press Blog: Should California eradicate bass from the Delta?

Modesto Bee: State fights itself over fish, but we could be the real losers

San Francisco Chronicle: A one-man crusade isn’t the way to run California’s finances

Sacramento Bee: Project aims to feed Delta smelt – ‘They’re starving to death’

Sacramento Bee: California farm revenue plunges in 2015

Water Deeply: Experts Weigh In: California’s Biggest Water Policy Priorities

KCET: Last Chance to Save the Delta Smelt?

Bakersfield Californian: LOIS HENRY: The backstory of a water scare you never knew about

Forbes: Agricultural Innovation In A Water-Scarce World

Water Deeply: What You Need to Know About California’s $17 Billion Water Project

Ag Alert: Commentary: California needs to unite for more water storage

Fresno Bee: Don Cameron: Climate change is real to farmers in California

San Francisco Chronicle: Volcanic springs offer hope for threatened fish

Stockton Record: Fitzgerald: The ‘Big Empty’ at San Luis Reservoir

Sacramento Bee: Low water level prompts reduced speed on Folsom Lake

Capitol Weekly: Jim Anderson: CA’s water system in need of a fix

San Jose Mercury News: Mielke: WaterFix provides solution to California’s water woes

San Jose Mercury News: San Luis Reservoir at lowest level in 27 years

Los Angeles Times: Video: The state of California’s water

Fresno Bee: Drought, lower prices eat away at Fresno County 2015 crop values

Water Deeply: Eleven Experts to Watch on California Water Rights

Chico Enterprise-Record: Editorial: Oroville drains while Shasta looks marvelous

ABC 30 News (Fresno): SAN LUIS RESERVOIR AT LOWEST LEVEL IN 25 YEARS

California Ag Today: Breaking News: The 5 Percenters May Not Receive All of Their Water Allocation

Sacramento Bee: Viewpoints: Address all factors to improve salmon numbers

Sacramento Bee: California unveils environmental blueprint for Delta tunnels

Manteca Bulletin: HIGHER FISH FLOWS

Chico Enterprise Record: Lake Oroville dropping much faster than Shasta Lake this summer

Associated Press: Federal, state leaders pitch for California water tunnels

KQED: About That $17 Billion Water Project: Delta Tunnels 101

Sacramento Bee: Will the Delta tunnels get built? Plan enters critical make-or-break phase

Action News: Critics angered over Lake Oroville water release

Sacramento Bee: State Supreme Court rules in state’s favor on Delta property rights

Ag Alert: Commentary: Environmental demands for water keep expanding

Water Deeply: Seven Experts to Watch on California’s Groundwater

Water Deeply: Plan to Save Delta Smelt Faces Tough Road

Fresno Bee: Reclamation increases Friant water allocation to 75 percent

Sacramento Bee: Southern California water agency completes Delta islands purchase

FishBio: To Cull Or Release? The Tournament Fishing Dilemma

Sacramento Bee: Dan Morain: Brown calls on Bruce Babbitt, as time runs short for water fix

Water Deeply: Mark Cowin: Planning for California’s Water Future

Sacramento Bee: State’s Delta smelt plan calls for more water flowing to sea

Orange County Register: Joe Del Bosque: We are the 5 percenters, stretching our water supplies to get by

Redding Record Searchlight: Business, water interests seek to increase bass limits to help salmon

Manteca Bulletin: House Oks plan to alter fish flows

Sacramento Bee: House passes bill to save Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta salmon

Sacramento Bee: Court rules that sale of Delta islands can proceed

Fresno Bee: Valley groups, feds seek funds to build Temperance Flat dam

Water Deeply: Fighting Drought Will Be a Long-Term Battle, Says Study

Water Deeply: New Groundwater Found Deep Under Central Valley

Sacramento Bee: New Shasta Dam water release plan includes no cutbacks to farmers – for now

Oakdale Leader: SALMON THREATENED BY NON-NATIVE FISH

Sacramento Bee: Melting snow, water releases and La Niña complicate California’s drought picture

Capital Press: Bill would remove population targets for predator fish in Delta

Modesto Bee: Farm Beat: Salmon predation issue has new twists

Manteca Bulletin: THE BASS PROBLEM

Capital Press: Groups petition state to address predatory fish in Delta

Ag Alert: Fishery decisions could help, harm water supplies

Maven’s Notebook: California Water Alliance, Coalition for a Sustainable Delta raise concerns about federal proposed actions for Delta smelt, salmon

Stockton Record : Water users target Delta fish — again

Sacramento Bee: How plans to save fish species could cut summer water supply

KRCR News: Group calls for Congress to investigate Calif. water plans

Fox 40 News Sacramento: Bureau of Reclamation’s Complicated Situation of Balancing Needs of Fish, People

Water Deeply: How Do We Sustainably Manage the Delta’s Fish?

Sacramento Bee: California officials say Delta tunnels won’t harm north state water users

Stockton Record : Special mission for weed warriors: Harvesters return early with OK from the feds

Stockton Record: Two Delta districts may be off the hook

McClatchy DC: House moves on California water bills, but toward what end?

Los Angeles Times: ‘Welcome to California water wars’: State’s congressional delegation debates water plans on the House floor

Water Deeply: Central Valley Project Users Can’t Get a Break

Sacramento Bee: Judge upholds major provisions of complex Delta management plan

Water Deeply: Central Valley Project Users Can’t Get a Break

Capital Press: Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta a challenge for all who depend on it

Associated Press: Judge: California Delta Land Deal Can Move Forward

Sacramento Bee: California lifts tough statewide water conservation rules

San Francisco Chronicle: Salmon, facing trouble in streams, catch a ride to the Pacific

Water Deeply: How Saving Salmon Could Help Ease the Next Drought

Modesto Bee: Discussion returns on moving salmon above Don Pedro Reservoir

Ag Net West: DWR Regulations to Guide Local Sustainable Groundwater Management Plans Approved by California Water Commission

Sacramento Bee: Letter to the Editor Mike Wade: Eliminate bass, save the salmon

Merced Sun Star: What’s eating the salmon?

Miami Herald: A predator fish in California has lost its White House support

Modesto Bee: Debate swirls over striped bass role in rivers’ salmon population

Modesto Bee: Mike Wade: Water being wasted on failed efforts to save fish

Visalia Times Delta: Johnny Amaral: Lost water is wasted water