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ACWA e-News for September 15, 2010

ACWA's e-Newsletter is a weekly roundup of California water news and events. To manage your subscription, click here.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Battle Creek Restoration Project

Submitted by Sarah Langford on Wed, 09/15/2010 - 4:43pm

After a decade of cooperative planning, federal and state officials held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project near Manton in Northern California.

Representatives from the Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service and California Department of Fish and Game symbolized the project's kick-off by turning a wheel at Coleman Dam along the banks of the South Fork of Battle Creek.

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Delta Stewardship Council Committee Meets to Review Proposed Early Actions in Delta

Submitted by Sarah Langford on Wed, 09/15/2010 - 3:37pm

A committee of the Delta Stewardship Council is meeting today and tomorrow to review and consider proposed early actions for possible inclusion in the Delta Interim Plan, adopted Aug. 27 by the council.

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Corps of Engineers Rates Central Valley Levees 'Unacceptable'

Submitted by Sarah Langford on Wed, 09/15/2010 - 3:20pm

A periodic maintenance inspection of 10 Central Valley levees by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has found seven to be in "unacceptable" condition. 

The rating means the levees' deficiencies threaten their performance during a flood or storm, and makes them ineligible for federal repair dollars in the event of flood damage.

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Survey Finds Irrigation Decisions Driven by Outside Factors

Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 09/15/2010 - 9:56am

A recent survey found a majority of San Joaquin Valley farmers have adopted water-efficient practices but on-farm irrigation decisions are still driven largely by factors beyond their control.

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ACWA Comments on Ocean Plan

Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 09/15/2010 - 9:53am

ACWA has submitted comments on the proposed scoping document for the California Ocean Plan adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board. ACWA's comments focus on provisions regarding desalination facilities and brine.

The State Board has scheduled a public hearing to solicit comments on all issues related to the Ocean Plan on Sept. 22 in Sacramento. 

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Fall Congressional Outlook Reflects Elections, Unfinished Water Items

Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 4:47pm

When Congress returns Sept. 14 from its summer recess, D.C. insiders are predicting little action will take place on remaining big-ticket items such as appropriations or tax bills.

Instead, with a targeted Oct. 8 adjournment date and the November elections rapidly approaching, the agenda seems more likely to be consumed with electoral posturing, ongoing ethics controversies, and an attempt at limited energy legislation.

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Deadline for ACWA's 2010 Outreach Awards Program is Oct. 4

Submitted by Sarah Langford on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 4:09pm

The deadline is fast approaching for members of ACWA's Outreach Program to record their interactions or submit copies of letters for the 2010 Outreach Awards. Letters must be received no later than Monday, Oct. 4.

Throughout the year, ACWA has asked its members to take action on several important legislative and policy issues, including:

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Submissions for ACWA's Fall Awards Must Be Received by Oct. 1

Submitted by Sarah Langford on Wed, 08/25/2010 - 4:13pm

Nominations and entries for ACWA's Emissary Award and Theodore Roosevelt Award are now being accepted. The deadline to submit application materials is Oct. 1.

ACWA's Emissary Award was established in 2006 and recognizes individual ACWA member volunteers who have made remarkable and visible contributions to the enhancement, protection or development of water resources in California by participating in, supporting and advancing ACWA's goals. Nomination forms may be downloaded here.

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Delta Vision Foundation Roundtable

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm


CA Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, Esquire Tower Office Bldg, 14th fl, 1215 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814


Delta Vision Foundation invites you to a Water Leaders Roundtable and Conversation with Chairman and Members of Delta Stewardship Council


Sacramento event will focus on the framework to monitor and evaluate progress on implementation of the Delta Vision Strategic Plan.


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Delta Stewardship Council meeting

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 10:00am - 4:40pm


Secretary of State's Office Auditorium, 1500 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

The Delta Stewardship Council is charged with protecting the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the critical role it serves in the water supply for millions of Californians and its unique ecosystem and way of life.


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ACWA Region 4 Folsom Dam Tour

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 10:00am - 3:00pm


7794 Folsom Dam Road, Folsom, CA 95630

In addition to flood protection, Folsom Dam provides water for municipal, industrial, and agricultural use; generates about 10 percent of local hydropower needs, maintains water flows and temperatures for fish and wildlife; provides flows for Bay-Delta water quality; and offers recreation to some 2 million visitors annually.

This project is a Joint Federal Project which is an unprecedented partnership amongst the Bureau of Reclamation, the Army Corps of Engineers, Central
Valley Flood Protection Board and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency.


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ACWA's Continuing Legal Education Workshop

Thu, 09/30/2010 (All day) - Fri, 10/01/2010 (All day)


Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco

The comprehensive water package, which was passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor last year. This historic package contains four policy bills along with an $11.14 billion general obligation bond proposal that voters will consider on the November 2010 ballot.

Get the latest on how these issues, and more, impact the legal and policy framework in which water agencies must operate.


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Registration Deadline Approaching: ACWA Regions 8, 9 & 10 Joint Fall Program and Tour

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 8:00am - 5:00pm


Cucamonga Valley Water District, 10435 Ashford St., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

"The Salty Truth: A Look at Salt Management Practices"

ACWA Regions 8, 9 & 10 invite you to a one day program and tour on salt management practices in the Santa Ana groundwater basin. Please join us to hear expert panelists for a morning program and take an exciting hands-on tour in the afternoon. Tour locations include, Arlington Desalter, Inland Empire Bio Solids Treatment Plant, and much more!

Registration deadline is Sept. 20.


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ACWA Regions 6, 7, 8 & 10 Tour

Thu, 10/21/2010 (All day) - Sat, 10/23/2010 (All day)


San Joaquin Valley

This event has been cancelled due to low registration. Please contact the appropriate ACWA Regional Affairs Representative with questions or for more information.


Tue, 10/26/2010 - 10:00am - 3:00pm


Central Basin Municipal Water District, 6252 Telegraph Road, Commerce, CA 90040

"Avoid the Pitfalls: Navigating Through Urban Water Management Planning"

ACWA Region 8 invites you to a oneday program to learn more about the required elements of Urban Water Management Plans. The program is designed to look at successful and unique UWMP's and dissect what works and what doesn't. The program will also discuss the nexus between UWMP's and water supply assessments. With the deadline nearing for completion of plans, don't miss out on this informative program!

Who: ACWA Region 8 Members


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ACWA 2010 Fall Conference & Exhibition

Tue, 11/30/2010 (All day) - Fri, 12/03/2010 (All day)


Renaissance Esmeralda, Indian Wells

Join ACWA at our 2010 Fall Conference & Exhibition

Renaissance Esmeralda,

Resort and Hyatt Grand

Champions Resort & Spa

Indian Wells, CA


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