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

Sacramento Bee: Obstructionism will destroy our precious Delta

LA Times: California's snowpack is deepest in five years after recent storms

Sacramento Bee: California raises 2016 water allocation to 15 percent

Sacramento Bee: Rain, snow making a dent in California’s historic drought

New York Times: To Save Its Salmon, California Calls In the Fish Matchmaker

Greenwire: DROUGHT: 9 Californians who play key roles in water policy

San Francisco Chronicle: Just like city folk, water rights holders will have to track usage

Stockton Record: Another step toward the twin tunnels

Stockton Record: Officials slash pumping to save threatened Delta smelt

Sacramento Bee: If you’re 26, these California water disputes have lasted longer than you’ve been alive

 Washington Times: Key spending proposals in 2016-17 California budget

 National Geographic: These 4 Things Need to Happen to End California’s Drought

 My Mother Lode: ‘Darth Nino’ Weather Force Awakens?

 SF Gate: Drought-ravaged Folsom Lake rises 28.5 feet in just one month

  AP: Official: California snowpack at 136 percent of normal

Sacramento Bee: California needs to invest in Sites reservoir

Stockton Record: Water Hyacinth: Playing the blame game

San Jose Mercury News: Northern California salmon runs stronger than expected on many rivers despite drought 

New York Times: California Wants to Store Water for Farmers, but Struggles Over How to Do It

Sacramento Bee:  Collaborative efforts needed to save Central Valley’s salmon

The Davis Enterprise: Putah Creek as a salmon stream? Believe it

 Daily Democrat: Strong markets help offset challenges posed by drought

E&E Publishing: DROUGHT: California dreaming: developing an ATM for groundwater

Chico Enterprise Record: Releases from Lake Oroville increased to keep salt water out of the delta

San Diego Union Tribune: California wasting water due to fish and inefficiency

Ag Professional: Less groundwater pumping in California will retire land

National Law Review: When Levee Breaks: Are Cracks Showing in Foundation of Western US Water Law?

AZO Cleantech: The Drought in California: An Interview with Ellen Hanak

SF Chronicle: Metropolitan Water District: Old delta foe is new neighbor

Sacramento Bee: Farmworkers in Fresno, Tulare counties hit hard by drought

Miami Herald: Even if El Niño delivers, California drought may never release its grip

Local representatives make moves for water legislation at state, federal levels

Article from the Turlock Journal

Another View: There’s no time to waste on Gov. Brown’s Delta plan
Column from the Sacramento Bee

CA's environmental water use scrutinized
Article from the San Diego Union-Tribune

California agriculture-drought complaints just don’t hold water
Article from the Western Farm Press

Gov. Brown confirms change in water tunnels plan
Article from the Sacramento Bee

Jerry Brown argues against ‘Big Brother’ picking crops in drought
Article from the Sacramento Bee

Almonds really not that thirsty, supporters say
Article from the Stockton Record

California delta's water mysteriously missing amid drought
Article from the San Francisco Chronicle

Another View: Farmers do share in drought sacrifices
Column from the Sacramento Bee

California Assembly members push to speed up water storage construction
Article from the Los Angeles Daily News

Delta smelt survey finds a single fish, heightening debate over water supply
Article from the San Jose Mercury News

California salmon outlook is good for 2015, ominous in the long run
Article from the Santa Cruz Sentinel

Jim Costa: Everyone has a role in ending our water crisis
Column from the Fresno Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown defends agriculture’s water use amid drought
Article from the Sacramento Bee

How California farmers are conserving water, and why you’re the one who ends up using it
Article from the Washington Post

Work nears for $2 billion wastewater treatment upgrade
Article from the Sacramento Business Journal

Delta Smelt, Icon of California Water Wars, Is Almost Extinct
Article from National Geographic

California snowpack at lowest level on record
Article from USA Today

Historically small Sierra snowpack, seen up close, another bad sign in California drought
Article from the Fresno Bee

UC Davis reels in $10M to save Delta smelt from extinction
Article from the Sacramento Business Journal

EDITORIAL: $1.1 billion in drought relief helps, but we need rain
Editorial from the Fresno Bee

Senate approves California drought relief bill amid Republican complaints
Article from the Sacramento Bee

Op-Ed Why almond growers aren't the water enemy
Article from the Los Angeles Times

No, California won't run out of water in a year
Article from the Los Angeles Times

Fate of Delta smelt sinks as numbers drop
Article from the San Jose Mercury News

Fish, wildlife account for most water usage
Letter to the San Jose Mercury News

Endangered Delta Smelt May Be Extinct
Article from Capital Public Radio

New drought low: Feds’ water likely won’t go to farms
Article from the San Francisco Chronicle

Central Valley, Delta water rights under scrutiny
Article from the Sacramento Bee

Central California farmers anticipate no federal water
Article from the Associated Press

94 percent of Californians agree: The drought is serious. Now what do we do about it?
Article from the OC Register

Vanishing water, fewer jobs, but still hope in the Central Valley
Article from the Sacramento Bee

State Water Resources Control Board requires more information from water rights holders
Article from the Lodi News Sentinel

21st Century Delta: Reconciling the desired with the possible
Post from the California Water Blog

An encore of Valley drought crisis — only worse
Article from the Fresno Bee

Drought, new water law may lead to more fallowed acres in California
Article from the Western Farm Press

Water Bond Funds Will Target Statewide, Integrated System, Lawmakers Told
Article from ACWA

Reservoirs rise, but drought drags on
Article from the Stockton Record

Sierra snowpack dismal for January; fourth year of drought looks likely
Article from the Sacramento Bee

Scientists see shrinking California snowpack as a harbinger
Article from the Los Angeles Times

Delta plan: New coalition supports the governor's twin tunnels
Article from the San Jose Mercury News

Water panel begins process of considering bond projects
Article from the Capital Press

Jim Patterson and Joel Nelson: Water bond promises must be kept
Column from the Fresno Bee

State revives plan for Delta barriers to fight seawater intrusion
Article from the San Jose Mercury News

Dry January starts familiar feeling of dread among farm water leaders
Article from the Fresno Bee

California wild salmon harvest continues to dwindle with drought
Article from the Los Angeles Times

Boxer vows no more ‘secret’ talks on drought bill
Article from the Sacramento Bee

Work is just beginning for California water policy
Column from the Sacramento Bee

It’s Awfully Dry; So How Do Those Reservoirs Look?
Article from KQED

Governor Unveils $113 Billion Budget Proposal, Includes $532 Million from Water Bond
Article from ACWA

Lawmakers Say Water Bond Oversight Will Be Priority
Article from Capital Public Radio

Calif. boosts water allocations but warns of continued drought
Article from the Capital Press

Fall Midwater Trawl Index finds record low numbers of Delta smelt
Article from Maven’s Notebook

California Drought Outlook Extends at Least Into April
Article from Bloomberg

Delta fish species plunge amid drought
Article from the Sacramento Bee

Supreme Court keeps in place protections for California's delta smelt
Article from the Los Angeles Times

Delta smelt legal battle heads to Supreme Court
Article from the Los Angeles Times

Snowpack, reservoir levels to determine water allocations
Article from the Capital Press

California drought: 2014 ends drier than the year before
Article from the Desert Sun

Drought brought permanent changes to California water policy in 2014
Article from the Daily Democrat

EDITORIAL: Californians need a new mindset about water
Article from the Fresno Bee

Editorial: Progress in state’s water policy was remarkable last year
Article from the Sacramento Bee 

Another View: Delta tunnels in best environmental and economic interest of California
Article from the Sacramento Bee 

Federal judge upholds restrictions on delta water shipments
Article from the San Francisco Chronicle

Craig Wilson, the first Delta watermaster, reflects on his four years in office
Article from Maven's Notebook

Sierra snow pack encouraging, but more storms needed to keep it deep
Article from the Sacramento Bee

A first for delta water pumping: Voluntary cutback to protect fish
Article from the Fresno Bee

Pumps dropped from Delta water tunnel plan
Article from the Sacramento Bee

California needs more big storms to beat drought
Article from the Sacramento Bee

Reservoir levels rising, but not fast enough
Article from KCRA

California’s water deficit: 11 trillion gallons
Article from the San Francisco Chronicle

Congress must help California deal with drought
Article from the San Diego Union-Tribune

No room for waste in the California’s water bond
Article from the Sacramento Bee