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Russian River Weekly Update 1/16/24

Lake Mendocino, Dec 21, 2023 by E Salomone
Lake Mendocino, Dec 21, 2023 by E Salomone

Reservoir Storage & Operations:

Water supply information provided by Sonoma Water (find more water storage info here).

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Reminder! State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP) is back!

Applications open December 5th, 2023 and close January 26th, 2024. Mendocino County Resource Conservation District can help with your application! See flyer linked below. 

SWEEP Flyer November 2023.pdf



The 2024 Healthy Soils Program Incentives Grant is almost here!

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is opening the 2024 round of funding for the Healthy Soils Program (HSP) Incentives Grant. HSP offers financial assistance to farmers & ranchers who implement soil management practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases, and improve soil health. The Mendocino County Resource Conservation District is here to help you apply! See flyer below for more information.  Applications accepted January 22nd - February 9th, 2024.


Update on Groundwater Sustainability Efforts through SGMA 

Join DWR's Paul Gosselin for Office Hours  on Wednesday, January 24, 12-1 PM

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Get ready to dive into the world of groundwater sustainability plans and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) implementation with Paul Gosselin, DWR’s Deputy Director of Sustainable Groundwater Management. Here's your golden opportunity to pick the brain of the expert himself - Paul. This is your chance to get all your burning questions answered. Click here to register.



California launches website to track thousands of projects being built in the State

Through a new website launched Tuesday, Californians can now track how billions of dollars in state and federal infrastructure investments are being spent, with the aim of solving some of the state’s toughest challenges, including climate change, economic equity and jobs. StateScoop: New website showcases California’s $180B infrastructure plans for next decade, 1/9/24 and Fox 40: California launches website to track thousands of projects being built in the state, 1/9/24


Drought white paper to be presented to water commission

The next meeting of the California Water Commission will be Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. In addition to updates on the Water Storage Investment Program, commission staff will present a white paper containing potential multi-benefit strategies to protect communities, fish, and wildlife from drought impacts, Commission’s 2024 Workplan, and DWR Strategic Plan.


February Data for Lunch - February 7, 2024  |  12:30 – 1:30 pm

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Join Data for Lunch and Lunch-MAR presentation on the Groundwater Accounting Platform. This event is part of the Consortium's Data for Lunch series, which provides an opportunity to learn about innovative water data-related projects. The February Data for Lunch event will be co-hosted with Lunch-MAR. Lunch-MAR is a monthly series, hosted by the Department of Water Resources and the Flood-MAR Network, to bring together interested parties to share and learn about research and implementation efforts related to Flood Managed Aquifer Recharge (Flood-MAR) and to provide a venue for connection and collaboration among interested parties.​

On February 7th tun in to learn more about the Groundwater Accounting Platform: an open-source tool that helps California water managers, landowners, and water users track water budgets and usage more easily in near real-time. The California Water Data Consortium and Environmental Defense Fund have partnered to expand the Platform to new regions, and to build additional features and functionalities to help more groundwater agencies and landowners track water use allocations under SGMA. Come hear more about progress made in developing this tool and how you might be able to use it in your basin. REGISTER HERE


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