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Drought Water Bank Is Not Exempt From CEQA, After All

Last week brought some interesting news relating to the 2009 Drought Water Bank (DWB).  In early 2009, the DWB had been fast-tracked by Governor Schwarzenegger and the Dept. of Water Resources, to use water transfers as a means of supplying additional water to users experiencing drought shortages.  On February 27, 2009, the Governor issued a … Continue reading

CVP Opens Water Year 2010 at 39 Percent of Capacity

Happy (belated) New Year! — water year, of course. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has announced that we started water year 2010 this October with Central Valley Project reservoirs filled with just 4.4 million acre-feet of water, or 39% of total storage capacity. This is an improvement over last year (35% of capacity), and it’s … Continue reading


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