Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Revised rules

State OKs drought conservation credits — for some

The water content at the Phillips snow survey course in the Sierra Nevada was measured today at 25.4 inches, 130 percent of normal for the early-February survey. DWR

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San Diego Union-Tribune & San Jose Mercury News

State officials on Tuesday extended emergency drought regulations through October and prepared to ease restrictions on select water suppliers. The new rules will shave a few percentage points off conservation requirements — particularly in the Southern California desert and the Central Valley — while leaving drought rules unchanged in most Bay Area cities, Los Angeles and San Diego.

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Plan to remove Klamath dams bypasses Congress

San Francisco Chronicle

Federal and state officials in California and Oregon said Tuesday that they had reached an agreement to bypass Congress to remove four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River to solve a chronic water dispute among farmers, fishermen and Indian tribes.

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State solicits concept papers for water storage

Association of California Water Agencies

The California Water Commission is soliciting concept papers that summarize potential water storage projects and their benefits in an effort to gather information on projects that may qualify for Water Storage Investment Program public benefit funding under Proposition 1. Concept papers will be accepted electronically until 5 p.m. Thursday, March 31.

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