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Feinstein, Boxer Introduce California Emergency Drought Relief Act

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-Calif.) today introduced the California Emergency Drought Relief Act, a bill with both short- and long-term provisions designed to help communities cope with the ongoing drought and combat future droughts.

The bill is the product of months of meetings between Senator Feinstein and her staff, federal, state and local officials, environmental groups, water districts and other stakeholders. Feinstein staff visited dozens of water projects throughout the state to collect ideas, while Washington staff consulted frequently with federal agencies.

Read the full story here: http://mavensnotebook.com/2015/07/29/this-just-in-feinstein-boxer-introduce-california-emergency-drought-relief-act/

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MOU Revision - June 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015
As many of you know, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, the Council Board approved changes to BMP 1.4. It directed the BMP 1.4 Board Committee to finalize language and explanatory materials. On Wednesday, May 20, the Board reviewed the final language and materials and found them in conformity with its March 10 vote. As such, it has sent the proposed changes to the full membership for a formal vote.

State Water Board Adopts 25% Mandatory Water Conservation Regulation

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
From the State Water Resources Control Board 5/5/2015 media release:

"With emergency drought conditions persisting throughout California, the State Water Resources Control Board Tuesday adopted anemergency regulation requiring an immediate 25 percent reduction in overall potable urban water use statewide in accordance with Gov. Jerry Brown’s April 1 Executive Order.[...]

The conservation savings for all urban water suppliers (serving more than 3,000 connections) are allocated across nine tiers of increasing levels of residential gallons per capita per day (R-GPCD) water use to reduce water use by 25 percent statewide and will take effect June 1st. For specific information on the tiers and the suppliers in each tier, please visit here."

Note that it will take the SWRCB a few days to get the final Emergency Regulations document up on the Emergency Regulations Development webpage.
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